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Edwin Whalan (1841–1908)

It is with feelings of regret that I chronicle the death of Mr. Edwin Whalan, late of Merriwa, Molong district, who recently purchased Mr. Jas. Emerton's farm known as The Forest. Mr. Whalan underwent an operation for hydatids on the liver, but after some time blood poisoning supervened and terminated fatally. The deceased gentleman was a good-living man, and was esteemed for his integrity and honesty. The deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.
Sept. 4.

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Life Summary [details]


15 June, 1841
Bowenfels, New South Wales, Australia


30 August, 1908 (aged 67)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

liver dysfunction

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