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Harriet Western (1841–1919)

The death occurred at Croydon on Sunday of Mrs. Harriet Western, a colonist of nearly 70 years. She came to South Australia as a girl of eight or nine years with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Graves, of Cottingham, Cambridgeshire, in the ship Pestonjee Bomanjee. She married Mr. Thomas Henry Western, a storekeeper successively at Gumeracha, Clare, and Laura. There is a surviving family of six sons and three daughters.

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  • Graves, Harriet



23 March, 1919 (aged ~ 78)
Croydon, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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