The Late Mrs. J. Reardon 22 December 1911 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post
Mrs Elzabeth Reardon, relict of the late John Reardon, who died on Thursday evening of last week, had attained the ripe old age of 84 years.
She arrived in Australia when 16 years of age and came straight to Tumut.
Among her shipmates were Mrs. G. Dunne (Gundagai) Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Watson and Mrs. Heally, all of whom came to the Tumut district.
She was married 63 years ago, and after residing in what was known as the old town site in the 'Mill Angle,' went to reside on the farm on Gilmore Creek held up to the present by the Reardon family.
When old age demanded that they should give up active work, about 30 years ago, they built a cottage in Simpson-st. and there came to live, where Mr. Reardon died some 13 years ago.
Two of her brothers predeceased her, both being drowned in the memorable wreck of the ill-fated ship Dunbar which crashed into South Head and went down, the master mistaking the gap for the heads entrance.
Three sons (Patrick, Dennis and Tom) and four daughters (Mesdames Jno, Shaw, Jas. Jeffrey, and H. McPherson and Miss Jane survive her.
The remains were laid to rest on Saturday last, Rev. Fathers Ryan and O'Farrell officiating at the graveside and Mr. H. W. Hoad carrying out the funeral arrangements.