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On Tuesday morning Mrs. William Giles died, at her residence, George-street, Nor- wood, in her 81st year. Mrs. Giles broke

her leg some time ago, and although four   score years of age her demise was really   due to the accident. She was born at   Caithness, Wick, Scotland, on June 11,   1821 and was the third daughter of the

late Mr. Alan McFarlane, who represented Mount Barker in the House of Assembly,   and was the owner of Wellington Lodge   station which is now owned by his son,   Mr. Alan McFarlane. Mr. Giles, to whom she was married, was the eldest of the     late Mr. William Giles, manager of the

South Australian Company, who was also   one of the members for Mount Barker in   the early days of the State. Seven chil-   dren were born of the marriage, and six of them are living-Mrs. Quirke, of Mount   Gambier: Mrs. Dumas, of Kent Town: Mrs Williams, of Hackney; two unmarried daughters, who lived with their mother, and Mr. Edgar William Giles, Chief Clerk of the Audit Office. Mr. Alan McFarlane Giles was the sole survivor of the ill-fated Shirley Police Party, which perished in the centre of the continent about 15 years ago, Mr. Giles being the only member of the expedition who returned to Tennant's

Creek. He died in November, 1888. The deceased lady came to South Australia in   1839 in the ship Superb with her parents. The Superb left Greenock on July 11, 1839,

and the Palmyra, which brought Mr. J. B.   Spence and Miss Spence, the advocate of ef- fective voting, and their parents, sailed from the same port on the following day, but the vessels did not see each other again until they arrived at Holdfast Bay on the same date-October 30. Miss Spence says of their disembarkation, "It was many days before we got round to the old Port, and I recollect that in the Port cart, in which I rode, there were both Superb and Palmyra passengers. I particularly recollect two Misses McFarlane.' One of the two was the late Mrs. Giles.