Lily Amelia Harrigan, 18761955 (aged 78 years)

Birth July 26, 1876 37 40
Christening August 20, 1876 37 40 (aged 25 days)
Birth of a sisterAnnie Elsie Harrigan
1879 (aged 2 years)
Death of a motherAmelia Ann Thornton
August 28, 1887 (aged 11 years)
Burial of a motherAmelia Ann Thornton
August 1887 (aged 11 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 9, 1891 (aged 14 years)
Cause: Edward died from senility and epithelioma of the lip. He was attended by Dr J. Jarvie Hood.
Note: The death information was his son William Harrigan who was living at Fairy Meadow. The death was reg…

The death information was his son William Harrigan who was living at Fairy Meadow. The death was registered at Wollongong on 10 July 1891. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.

Burial of a paternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 11, 1891 (aged 14 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Note: Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891

Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891 THE Friends of Mr. E. HARRIGAN, of Balgownio Lane are respectfully invited to attend his FUNERAL to move from his late residence, THIS DAY (SATURDAY), at .2 o'clock, for the new C. E. Cemetery, Wollongong.

Note: Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National…

Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.

MarriageJames Pearson PiperView this family
September 17, 1897 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a daughterElthel A M Piper
1898 (aged 21 years)
Birth of a sonColin James Piper
September 21, 1899 (aged 23 years)
Death of a daughterElthel A M Piper
1901 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughterAnnie Pretoria Piper
February 6, 1901 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughterJessie Kathleen Piper
September 13, 1902 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a daughterHilda Clarice Piper
April 17, 1904 (aged 27 years)
Birth of a sonLeslie Ormond Piper
November 13, 1905 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughterEdna Thornton Piper
June 2, 1910 (aged 33 years)
Residence between 1913 and 1944 (aged 67 years)
Note: 1913 - 1930: Langothin, NSW

1913 - 1930: Langothin, NSW 1933 - 1943: 117 Hawkesview Road, Guilford, NSW

Birth of a sonEdward Pearson Piper
June 1, 1913 (aged 36 years)
Marriage of a childColin James PiperVera Mavis MitchellView this family
1921 (aged 44 years)
Birth of a sonRoss Thornton Piper
November 25, 1921 (aged 45 years)

Death of a fatherJames Edward Harrigan
May 12, 1929 (aged 52 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Edward Harrigan
May 1929 (aged 52 years)
Death of a brotherFrederick William Harrigan
March 6, 1933 (aged 56 years)
Note: MR FREDERICK WILLIAM HARRIGAN

MR FREDERICK WILLIAM HARRIGAN

There were expressions of regret on all sides in this district on Saturday last when a message came from Coff's Harbor conveying the sad news of the death of Mr. Frederick William Harrigan, a highly respected resident of Dorrigo for many years and a member of one of the first parties of land-seekers who came to the district between 30 and 40 years ago to carve out homes for themselves.

It was not generally known that Mr. Harrigan was seriously ill, as the trouble which was responsible for his death only manifested itself quite recently. About a month ago he visited Dorrigo and all those of his acquaintances who met him were shocked at his changed appearance.

During the time that he was confined to his room he exhibited wonderful patience and fortitude and appeared to be quite resigned to the inevitable.

The late Mr. Harrigan was 73 years of age and the eldest son of the late Mr. J. E. Harrigan, an early settler on the South Coast who died only about two years ago. Born at Fairy meadow, near Wollongong, he received his education on the South Coast and when in his early manhood went to the New England district with Messrs. Tom, Harry and Alf Sawtell, a sister of whom be married.

About 35 years ago Mr. Harrigan, in company with the Messrs. Sawtell, decided to come to Dorrigo with a view to settling here if the land was as good as it was reported to be. The party of men were well pleased with their visit and what was offering here, and they lost no time in applying to the Lands Office for blocks.

The areas they selected were side by side, and practically midway between Dorrigo and North Dorrigo with the Old Coast Road, the only connecting link, separating them. With his companions, Mr. Harrigan faced the heavy task of winning a home from the scrub. The pioneering work was fraught with many difficulties and hardships, but pluck and endurance surmounted these and Mr. Harrigan and his co selectors were rewarded for their labors.

Mr. Harrigan was one of the first men in the district to engage in dairying, and before a factory was established here sent cream to the Bellinger, where it was received and churned into butter. The industry was by no means a payable one for those of our early settlers who devoted their attention to it, but the meagre proceeds brought some grist to the mill and at least enabled them to 'hang on' in the knowledge that later days would ensure better results and possibly due reward for their arduous labor and the privations they had suffered.

It was a happy day for Mr. Harrigan and the other early selectors who had remained in the district when the Dorrigo butter factory was established. It was the beginning of a new era, especially for Mr. Harrigan and others who were then well established on the land. At the outset, when churns were set revolving these men, comparatively, were the big suppliers, and their returns conveyed a good idea of the possibilities that lay ahead of the district as far as the dairying industry was concerned.

Mr. Harrigan continued to follow the calling of a dairyman for some years after the inception of the Dairy Company, and proved to be a successful farmer. He showed faith to Dorrigo by his investments here, and when he retired from active work on this farm he came into town to reside.

The land he took up was still owned by him at his death, and is one of the few original holdings in the district that has not changed ownership. It was owing to the indifferent health of Mrs. Harrigan that Mr. Harrigan decided some few years ago to move to Coff's Harbor. However, he always had a warm spot in his heart for the Dorrigo, and was not an infrequent visitor to our town.

While the late Mr. Harrigan did not take an active part in public matters, it was found that he was always ready to assist any movement that aimed at community advancement. One of the few bodies he was a member of, however, was the original Board of Directors of the Dairy Company. Although he had not sought the position, he was Chairman of Directors for a term in the early history of the Company, showing that his co-directors, considered him to be a man of integrity and one upon whom they could rely.

Some time after his retirement from farming the late Mr. Harrigan became interested in the timber industry and was associated with his son Bert in the proprietorship of a sawmill at Deervale. Incidentally, it may be mentioned that the timber for the 'Gazette' building came from that mill.

This venture was not successful, owing to the indifferent road be tween Deervale and Dorrigo which made the cartage costs excessive, so the mill was dismantled, brought to Dorrigo and re-erected near the Beilsdown, a hundred yards or so from the present crossing on the Dorrigo- North Dorrigo road. Mr. Harrigan and his son subsequently disposed of their interests to Messrs. Walters and Middleton.

The late Mr. Harrigan was a member of a family of ten, and by his death the first link has been severed in that chain. There are five brothers and four sisters living. All are married and residing in different parts of the State. Two brothers (Messrs. Charles, of Tenterfield, and Arthur, of Sydney) and two sisters (Mesdames Robb, of Byron Bay, and Irish, of Merryweather).

In addition to deceased's sons and other relatives and many friends were at the funeral which took place at Coff's Harbor on Sunday afternoon. Six old friends from the Dorrigo district acted as pall-bearers, The service at the Methodist Church and at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. Jenkins in the absence of the resident minister, Rev. Booth.

At the graveside Mr. V. R. Barton spoke a few words by way of tribute to the character of deceased on behalf of friends at Dorrigo. The late Mr. Harrigan is survived by Mrs. Harrigan and a family of two sons (Messrs. Bert and Melville — who lost a leg at the Great War) and three daughters (Mesdames G. Stephenson, Coff's Harbor; H. Maguire, Coff's Harbor; and M. J. Sheather, Dorrigo).

The Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate (NSW : 1910 - 1954) Friday 12 May 1933 p 2 Article

Burial of a brotherFrederick William Harrigan
May 1933 (aged 56 years)
Marriage of a childOliver John TolmieJessie Kathleen PiperView this family
1938 (aged 61 years)
Death of a husbandJames Pearson Piper
May 25, 1944 (aged 67 years)
Burial of a husbandJames Pearson Piper
May 1944 (aged 67 years)
Death of a sisterMary Elvin Harrigan
November 2, 1946 (aged 70 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Elvin Harrigan
November 3, 1946 (aged 70 years)
Death of a brotherJames Henry Harrigan
June 9, 1949 (aged 72 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Oliver Harrigan
November 12, 1949 (aged 73 years) Age: 78
Death of a brotherCharles Herbert Harrigan
March 27, 1951 (aged 74 years)
Death of a brotherEdward Arnold Harrigan
June 30, 1951 (aged 74 years)

Death of a sisterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
December 6, 1954 (aged 78 years)
Source: Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, B005756/2280
Burial of a sisterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
December 1954 (aged 78 years)
Source: Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current
Death June 13, 1955 (aged 78 years)
Burial June 1955 (aged 78 years)
Family with parents
father
18391929
Birth: May 28, 1839 35 42Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1929Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18361887
Birth: 1836London, England
Death: August 28, 1887Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageSeptember 25, 1859Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
17 years
herself
18761955
Birth: July 26, 1876 37 40Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1955Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18791968
Birth: 1879 39 43Burrawang, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1968Boolaroo, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
elder brother
18711949
Birth: 1871 31 35Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 12, 1949Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
elder brother
18651951
Birth: May 3, 1865 25 29Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 27, 1951Casino, New South Wales, Australia
-21 months
elder brother
18631951
Birth: July 11, 1863 24 27Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 30, 1951
-3 years
elder brother
18601933
Birth: January 30, 1860 20 24Spring Farm, near Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 6, 1933Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
elder brother
18691959
Birth: July 29, 1869 30 33Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959
5 years
elder sister
18741954
Birth: November 12, 1874 35 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 6, 1954Witta, Queensland, Australia
-7 years
elder brother
18671949
Birth: 1867 27 31Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 9, 1949Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
elder sister
18611946
Birth: July 2, 1861 22 25Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 2, 1946Tyagarah, New South Wales, Australia
Family with James Pearson Piper
husband
18731944
Birth: May 19, 1873Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 25, 1944Granville, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18761955
Birth: July 26, 1876 37 40Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1955Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageSeptember 17, 1897Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
18981901
Birth: 1898 24 21Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1901Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
1899
Birth: September 21, 1899 26 23Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
daughter
19011973
Birth: February 6, 1901 27 24Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 5, 1973Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
19021985
Birth: September 13, 1902 29 26Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 21, 1985Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
daughter
19 months
son
19051975
Birth: November 13, 1905 32 29Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 1975
5 years
daughter
19101973
Birth: June 2, 1910 37 33Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1973Camden, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
19131985
Birth: June 1, 1913 40 36Tingha, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 12, 1985Rydalmere, New South Wales, Australia
9 years
son
19212010
Birth: November 25, 1921 48 45
Death: April 2010
Residence

1913 - 1930: Langothin, NSW 1933 - 1943: 117 Hawkesview Road, Guilford, NSW