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Rediscovering Ginninderra:
Bridget 'Peggy' Hibberson

Born: 1842; Died: 1945; Married: James Hibberson

Obituary. Mrs Bridget Hibberson

Many of the oldest families of the Queanbeyan and Canberra district were represented at the funeral of the late Bridget Hibberson, of Glenwood Station, at the Queanbeyan Cemetery yesterday, after Requiem Mass at St. Gregory's Church Queanbeyan.The late Bridget Hibberson was a member of one of the oldest Queanbeyan families, her mother, Margaret Rolfe (nee Keeffe), having been one of the first white women born at Queanbeyan. The Keeffe family was among the earliest Queanbeyan settlers, having come to the new settlement immediately after their arrival from Ireland, and Margaret Keeffe was born at Queanbeyan in 1842.

The late Mrs. Hibberson [nee Rolfe] lived at 'Gold Creek', Ginninderra, until her marriage in 1903 to the late James Vincent Hibberson, of Glenwood. Since the death of her husband 13 years ago, Mrs. Hibberson had resided at Glenwood until a few weeks ago, when due to ill-health she went to reside at Chatswood, where she passed away last Sunday.

Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Monsignor P. M. Haydon. The chief mourners were Mr. James Benedict (son) and Mrs. Hibberson (daughter-in-law), of Canberra, Ursula (daughter), Mr. Gordon Murphy (son-in-law), of Hall, Patricia (daughter), Mr. C. P. Thompson (son-in-law), and Clare (daughter), Cremorne, Sydney, Mrs. Corkhill (sister), Pat Rolfe (brother), of Canberra, and James and Edward Rolfe, of Burrowa (brothers).    

[The Canberra Times. Thursday 20 December 1945]

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