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Death of early Aberfoyle settler

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Saturday 7 May 1927, The Sydney Morning Herald

URALLA, Friday.

The death occurred on Monday of Mrs. Mary Ryan, 87, of The Grange, Uralla. Mrs. Ryan was two years of age when her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, came to New South Wales from County Kerry, Ireland. The family settled at Aberfoyle, near Guyra, and it was there that Mrs. Sullivan was murdered by blacks. Mrs. Ryan was then only 12 years old, being the second eldest of a family of four sons and three daughters. The body of her mother was found three days later in a dam. Her husband, Mr. John Ryan, died 21 years ago.

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Written by macalba

April 24, 2010 at 6:05 am

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