Death of Miss Catherine Carberry

19 May 1945 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga) 

The sudden death occurred at her home at Gobarralong on Monday last of Miss Catherine ('Kate') Carberry, aged 71 years, says the Gundagai 'Independent.'

A familiar figure in the life of Gobarralong and a very popular personage was the late Miss Carberry.

Over the past few years she had not experienced the best of health, but her demise came as a great shock, not only to her friends, but to her own family.

Retiring early, she awakened about 10 p.m. and complained of not feeling well.

Shortly after wards she collapsed and died.

The deceased was a member of a pioneering family of the Gobarralong district.

In her younger days she was a great horsewoman.

Before the first Gobarralong bridge was build across the Murrumbidgee, Miss Carberry was known to all settlers in that portion of the district, for it was she that ran what could be termed a ferry service across the river.

She rowed a big row boat, and was at the beck and call of all who desired to cross the stream, whether the river was in flood or not.

A devout soul, and a true daughter of her faith, the deceased tried to live her life according to her Christian beliefs.

She was generous and kind, and always ready to help those who needed help.

She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mooney (Wagga) and Miss B. Carberry (Gobarralong), and three brothers. Messrs. Tom (Gobarralong), Jim (Nangus) and Arthur Carberry (Gobarralong).