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James Shanley
1843, Caddigat



Jan 1 ,1923-“Monaro Mercury” records death of Matthew Shanley,Caddigat, Adaminaby, son of James Shanley, a well known grazier of the early days of district settlement. Matthew was 78 years of age and was born at Caddigat, and lived there all his life. He was a lover of horses and bred several which he raced himself. He was fond of the Turf , and always sent his horses out to win. Caddigat was a valuable state (sic) , and he divided (it) up amongst his family prior to his death. He leaves 5 sons – Charles , James, William, Henry , and Arthur , and , daughters Mesdames James Johnson , W. Whittaker , E. Crowe , P. Delaney , and E. Eccleston. .His wife died 3rd Jan . last year .(1922) . Mrs. Cook of Adaminaby is a sister , and he also leaves 34 grandchildren . At the time of his death he was the oldest native on Monaro . (He was a great supporter of the Turf at all Monaro race meetings , and surrounding districts , and a race meeting did not seem complete without him . He always had two or more entrants , and always “tryers” . He was noted in that he never indulged in strong drink but always called for “gingerwine” . Following the custom of his day he wore a full beard . )
The note in brackets is by J A Perkins.
From the Perkins Papers, submitted by by Gwen Hubert

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Jennifer Ring <junipermamma-at-bigpond.com> 22.04.06, 12.07.06
ompiled from the new Monaro Pioneers database:  19.09.08


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