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Obituary. MRS E. A. MALSEED. By the death of Mrs E. A. Mal seed, of Ross Villa; Myamyn, we have lost one of our early pio- neers. Born in Rathmullan, Coun- ty Donegal, Ireland, she, with two of her brothers, came to Victoria in the early fifties. After a short residence in Gawler-street, Port- land, she married Mr James Mal- seed, and together they made their home at Glenorchy, Mt Richmond, 15 miles from Portland. We can not estimate the courage of such men and women as the Kennedys, Kittsons, Lightbodys, Malseeds and others who opened up the country from Cape Bridanwater to Swan Lakes, enduring the hardships of the early settlers. Many times this lady was of necessity left with her young family while her husband was away all day in town, and many thrilling accounts could she tell of questionable characters who called at the home requesting bread, etc, as they journeyed to land from Mount Gambier, the road in those days passing the door. The writer has many times heard her say, "The Lord was my shepherd," Mrs Malseed was greatly blessed, having a keen desire for reading, which she was able to gratify to within a few weeks of her death. Her talents being highly intellec- tual, she could converse on almost any topic. Her's was a beautiful character, and she was known far and wide for Christian charity. In order to help at the bedside of a sick friend or neighbor, distance was no barrier in her early days, when she would saddle her horse and think little of riding 14 or 15 miles. She was a devout mem- ber of the Methodist Church. and a zealous worker for the soldiers' comforts funds during the late war. After a short illness she was called to higher service at noon on August 11, leaving five dautghters and three sons to mourn the loss of a good mother. Her remains were laid to rest in the family grave at Lower Bridgewater, where a representa- tive gathering had assembled to pay their tributes of respect to their late neighbor and friend. The deceased lady was in her 85th year.--" Spectator."