George Ernest Harrigan, 18691959 (aged 89 years)

Name
George Ernest /Harrigan/
Birth July 29, 1869 30 33
Christening September 5, 1869 30 33 (aged 1 month)
Birth of a brotherArthur Oliver Harrigan
1871 (aged 1 year)
Christening of a brotherArthur Oliver Harrigan
October 15, 1871 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
November 12, 1874 (aged 5 years)
Source: New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 7963/1875
Christening of a sisterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
January 17, 1875 (aged 5 years)
Source: Baptism, Burial, Confirmation, Marriage and composite registers in the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney Archives
Birth of a sisterLily Amelia Harrigan
July 26, 1876 (aged 6 years)
Christening of a sisterLily Amelia Harrigan
August 20, 1876 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a sisterAnnie Elsie Harrigan
1879 (aged 9 years)
Death of a motherAmelia Ann Thornton
August 28, 1887 (aged 18 years)
Burial of a motherAmelia Ann Thornton
August 1887 (aged 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 9, 1891 (aged 21 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 21 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.

Birth of a sonAllan George Harrigan
about February 1, 1892 (aged 22 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 7301/1894

MarriageAnnie Z PiperView this family
1893 (aged 23 years)
Birth of a sonOliver Raymond Harrigan
1895 (aged 25 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 26417/1895

Birth of a daughterAvy Myrtle Olga Harrigan
November 24, 1899 (aged 30 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 6864/1900

Birth of a sonErnest Thornton Harrigan
1904 (aged 34 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 36314/1904

Birth of a daughterEna A L Harrigan
1910 (aged 40 years)
Death of a wifeAnnie Z Piper
February 22, 1918 (aged 48 years) Age: 47
Source: Trove
Note: The sad news of the death of Mrs. Annie Harrigan, wife of Mr. George Harrigan, of Kangaloon, which t…

The sad news of the death of Mrs. Annie Harrigan, wife of Mr. George Harrigan, of Kangaloon, which took place at the Berrima District Hospital, Bowral, on Friday morning last, came as a great shock to her many friends throughout the district, and more particularly to those who were unaware of her brief serious illness.

Marriage of a childOliver Raymond HarriganMary E Polly SmithView this family
about 1919 (aged 49 years)
Source:

Footnote: 5952/1919

Death of a fatherJames Edward Harrigan
May 12, 1929 (aged 59 years)
Burial of a fatherJames Edward Harrigan
May 1929 (aged 59 years)
Death of a brotherFrederick William Harrigan
March 6, 1933 (aged 63 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 63 years)
Marriage of a childErnest Thornton HarriganIrene BurnsView this family
about 1941 (aged 71 years)
Source:

Footnote: 811/1941

Source:

Footnote: Mary Wade P 124 check Rene Ware ?

Death of a sisterMary Elvin Harrigan
November 2, 1946 (aged 77 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Elvin Harrigan
November 3, 1946 (aged 77 years)
Death of a brotherJames Henry Harrigan
June 9, 1949 (aged 79 years)
Death of a brotherArthur Oliver Harrigan
November 12, 1949 (aged 80 years) Age: 78
Death of a sonAllan George Harrigan
1950 (aged 80 years)
Source:

Footnote: New South Wales, Australia BD&M Number 27567/1949

Death of a brotherCharles Herbert Harrigan
March 27, 1951 (aged 81 years)
Death of a brotherEdward Arnold Harrigan
June 30, 1951 (aged 81 years)

Death of a sisterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
December 6, 1954 (aged 85 years)
Source: Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, B005756/2280
Burial of a sisterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
December 1954 (aged 85 years)
Source: Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current
Burial of a sisterLily Amelia Harrigan
June 1955 (aged 85 years)
Death of a sisterLily Amelia Harrigan
June 13, 1955 (aged 85 years)
Death of a sonErnest Thornton Harrigan
March 4, 1959 (aged 89 years)
Death 1959 (aged 89 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
younger sister
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
younger 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
himself
18691959
Birth: July 29, 1869 30 33Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959
5 years
younger 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 Alice Martin
himself
18691959
Birth: July 29, 1869 30 33Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959
wife
18911991
Birth: August 15, 1891Gisborne, New Zealand
Death: March 11, 1991Dundas, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
Family with Annie Z Piper
himself
18691959
Birth: July 29, 1869 30 33Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959
wife
18701918
Birth: 1870
Death: February 22, 1918Berrima District Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriage1893Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
-10 months
son
18921950
Birth: about February 1, 1892 22 22Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1950Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
daughter
18991978
Birth: November 24, 1899 30 29Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 17, 1978
11 years
daughter
19101966
Birth: 1910 40 40Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1966
-5 years
son
19041959
Birth: 1904 34 34Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 4, 1959Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia
-8 years
son
18951975
Birth: 1895 25 25Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 8, 1975