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Rediscovering Ginninderra:
Ann Munday

Born: 1832; Died: 1901; Married: Trow

Ann Trow (daughter of James Trow and his wife Elizabeth) was from Gloucestershire, England, and was living there when she married James Munday. They arrived in Australia in 1853, which must have been soon after their wedding, and went first to 'Duntroon'. Their second child Henry Little was born at Duntroon in 1855. James and Ann had nine children, one of whom, Lucy, died in infancy. The others were:

Ann died aged sixty-nine in 1901. James lived on until 1913 when he was buried at St Johns alongside his wife.

Obituary - Mrs Ann Munday (nee Trow)

It is with sincere regret I have to report the death on Monday last of Mrs. Munday, wife of Mr. James Munday, sen., farmer, of Jeir. The deceased, who had attained the ripe old age of 70 years, had for some considerable time past been in a state of failing health, and I understand was in an unconscious condition for some three days previous to her death, so that the end did not come unexpectedly. Death was the result of a general break-up of the system, consequent upon old age.

Before going to reside at Jeir the deceased with her husband, who survives her, resided for many years in the vicinity of Gininderra, where they were held in the highest esteem by all who knew them. The deceased was the mother of a family of five sons and three daughters, one each of whom had gone to the better land before her. The remainder are all grown up and married. The remains of the deceased were interred in the C.E. cemetery at Canberra on Wednesday, and as a proof of the esteem in which the good old lady was held, I may mention that the funeral was the largest that has passed through here for many years past. [Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 23 April 1901, p. 2]

Anne Munday – obituary

Quite a gloom was cast over our village and district on Monday when it became known that a highly respectable and very old resident of the district in the person of Mrs Munday had passed away to that land whence no traveller returns at the ripe old age of 70...She had been a resident of the district for about 50 years out of which the latter 25 years was spent along with her husband and family at Bedelick.

The cause of death was senile decay. The funeral took place on Wednesday the remains being interred in the CofE Cemetery in Canberra. The cortege was the largest seen in the district for many years... She leaves behind her a devoted and loving husband and four sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. [Queanbeyan Observer (Hall correspondent) 23.4.1901]

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