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Maggie Whitehead (1860–1900)

Many of our readers in Victoria and New South Wales will regret to read of the sudden death of Mrs. Richard Whitehead, of Borambil Station, near Condobolin, N.S.W. The unfortunate lady was visiting Sydney en route to England, and during her stay of a few days in the city contracted the bubonic plague. She only survived the attack three days, and expired at the quarantine station, whither she had, of course, been conveyed. Universal sympathy is expressed for Mr. Whitehead in the bereavement he has been called upon to face in so painfully sudden a manner. Mrs. Whitehead was forty years of age. She was the eldest daughter of the late A. C. Cameron, of Latimer Station, in the Western District of Victoria, who was a very early colonist, having arrived in the year 1842. On her mother's side she was granddaughter of the late Duncan Robertson, of Englefield Station, also in the Western District of Victoria.

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'Whitehead, Maggie (1860–1900)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 4 March 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cameron, Maggie

Victoria, Australia


4 March, 1900 (aged ~ 40)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

bubonic plague