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OBITUARY

Mrs. Hugh Ferguson, who died on September 27 at Chiverton. Burnside, was the widow or Dr. Hugh Ferguson, who formerly practised at Strathalbyn

and Glenelg, and the eldest daughter of Mr. George Melrose, of Roseoank, Mount Pleasant. She was born at Inver- brackie, near Woodside. In 1848, and was   therefore in her ninety-second year. Her surviving children are Mrs. Percy: Draper, wife of Mr. Justice Draper, of   Perth, WA (retired); Mrs. Philip New-   land, of Buderim, Queensland: and; Miss Effie Ferguson, of Chiverton. There are also grandchildren and great-   grandchildren.   Mr. P. J. Brady, of Barabba, who died   in an Adelaide private hosptial. was one   of the best known residents of the dis-   trict. He was a member of an old family. His parents (Mr. and Mrs.) Philip Brady), who came from Ireland. were among the first residents, and   reared a large family. Mr. P. J. Brady   was a Justice of the Peace, a member of     the District Council of Grace, of which   i he was chairman for a number of years.   !He married Miss Elizabeth Farrelly of   ! Mallala, and bad one young son. Both   survive. He was a member of the   Roman Catholic Church, and a generous   supporter of public movements. He   was a successful farmer, with many   friends. : Mrs. Janet Matthews, who died on   Monday September 25. at the home of   her eldest daughter, Mrs. E. C. Prid- ham of Park street. Woodville. was born on November 1. 1848. at Shipley, Yorkshire. She was the fourth daugh ter of the late Rev. Kerr Johnston, of Greenock, Scotland, the first seamen's tnissionerv in Port Melbourne, then known as Sandridge. In 1853 the family, with six children, emigrated to; Victoria in the sailing ship Sir William   Molesworth. In 1872 she married Daniel Matthews, who had a business with the steamers on the River Murray at Echuca, where they made their borne. In 1874. having selected land In New South Wales. 16 miles up the river, they began the first established mission to; the aborigines in that colony under the name of the Maloja Mission. Today the mission continues on a grant of land given by the NSW. Government three miles from Maloja, under the name of Cummeragunja. In 1889 Mr. and Mrs. Matthews visited England in, the interests oi the mission, taking, Paddy and Jenny, an aboriginal couple,   who spoke and sang before large audi-   ences in London on behalf of their race.   In 1899 Mr. and Mrs. Matthews and some of their family came overland to South Australia to continue in the mis-   sion work. The Government gave a small reserve at Manunka. above For ster punt, on the River Murray, where   for ten years a good work was done among about 60 ot the natives. These, people now form a little settlement near! Swan Reach, cared for by the United' Aborigines' Mission. A son (Daniel! Gowan) died at the beginning of the   work, and three months later Daniel   Matthews died at Mannum. His widow   went on with the work with her chil- dren's help, until in 1911 they retired to Adelaide. Up to the very last days of her life Mrs. Matthews continued to take an interest in all Christian work, especially that among aborigines. In her 91st year after a few days of weakness she passed awav. She leaves lour children surviving—Mrs. E. C. Pridham. of Woodville; the Rev. J. K.   Matthews, formerly of the Canadian; Methodist Church: and Miss Margaret ;M. Matthews, of Payneham: and Mrs. ?W. A. Norman, of "Helenholm.' Mit cham.

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