Herbert Ernest Harrigan, 18851967 (aged 82 years)

Name
Herbert Ernest /Harrigan/
Given names
Herbert Ernest
Surname
Harrigan
Birth 1885 27 27
Death of a paternal grandfatherEdward Harrigan
July 9, 1891 (aged 6 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 6 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 brotherWilliam Leslie Harrigan
October 29, 1892 (aged 7 years)
MarriageRebecca CaldwellView this family
November 25, 1914 (aged 29 years)

Birth of a sonRonald Ernest Amos Harrigan
November 13, 1915 (aged 30 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane Wood
January 17, 1916 (aged 31 years)
Note: MRS. JANE HARRIGAN.

MRS. JANE HARRIGAN.

On Monday evening a very old resident of this district passed away at the residence of her son. Mr. W. Harrigan, Tarrawanna, in the person of Mrs. Jane Harrigan, relict of the late Edward Harrigan, of Tarrawanna, aged 96 years.

The deceased lady, who was a direct descendent of one of the old Irish families, was born in St Patrick street, Cork, in 1820, and came to this country in 1849 in the ship Duke of Bronte with her mother and sister, Captain Bartlett being in command.

Shortly after their arrival they opened a school at Market Square, Wollongong, and there are still a number of residents on the South Coast who received their early tuition there.

On August 17, 1854, she married Edward Harrigan, of Fairy Meadow, in the old Church of England opposite the Wollongong Bowling Green, Rev. Mr. Mears officiating.

Four children were born to them, and a son and daughter still survive. The deceased lady was highly educated, and was noted for her gentle disposition and wonderful memory.

During late years she was more or less an invalid, but retained her faculties to the last and never had to use spectacles. She was a sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Brooker whose death at Gosford was reported in our issue last week.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 21 January 1916 p 2 Article

Birth of a sonDouglas Neville Harrigan
February 5, 1918 (aged 33 years)
Residence between 1930 and 1963 (aged 78 years)
Note: 1930: Crown Lane, Wollongong

1930: Crown Lane, Wollongong 1932 - 1963: 18 Regent Street, Wollongong

Worked as a motor engineer and garage proprietor

Death of a motherElizabeth Williamson
January 6, 1930 (aged 45 years)
Note: DEATH OF MRS. HARRIGAN

DEATH OF MRS. HARRIGAN

The death occurred on Monday night at 8 o'clock, of Mrs. Elizabeth Harrigan, wife of Mr. William Harrigan, senr., and mother of Charles, James, Bert and Will Harrigan, all well-known citizens held in high regard.

The deceased, who was 71 years of age, was a devoted mother, and had played well her part in the progress and welfare of the community in which she resided for so many years.

She was born at Dapto, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Williamson. Forty-eight years ago she married Mr. Harrlgan and since that date had resided continuously at Tarrawanna.

Mrs. Harrigan took an active interest in work of the Church of England, and she will be sadly missed as a worker in this respect. The Church of England at Fern Hill will stand as a monument to her efforts, as well as of other helpers.

As a neighbour she was a wonderful help in sickness or trouble. The funeral on Wednesday was a large and representative one, the remains being laid to rest in the Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, the Rev. Setchell (Corrimal) and Rev. E. Walker (Wollongong) officiated at the graveside, both paying a very high tribute to the the Christian life of the deceased.

South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 10 January 1930 p 15 Article

Death of a fatherWilliam Harrigan
September 4, 1948 (aged 63 years)
Burial of a fatherWilliam Harrigan
September 6, 1948 (aged 63 years)
Note: OBITUARY. WILLIAM HARRIGAN.

OBITUARY. WILLIAM HARRIGAN.

South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 16 September 1948 p 13 Article

As briefly mentioned in last issue, on September 4, at the age of 90 years, Mr. William Harrigan passed away at his residence, Spring Farm, Paynes Lane, Tarrawanna. He was a native of this district having lived his life in the home originally built by his father the late Edward Harrigan, who was born on the settlement near the tank stream in Sydney in 1803 and came to this district in 1818 cutting cedar for his livelihood on the mountain slopes.

He was granted an area of sixty acres, known as Spring Farm, in 1829 on which he and his sons have remained in possession ever since. Wiiliam Harrigan received his early education at the Fairy Meadow Public School, his first teacher being Mr. Hookins and later Mr. Richardson.

It was while at this school he helped plant the large Moreton Bay figtree that still stands majestic in the school grounds, giving shelter to the many children during the summer months.

He has always taken a keen interest in the affairs of this school and was for many years Patron of the Parents and Citizens Association. At an early age he showed a leaning towards the carpentering trade and at the age of 14 was sent to Leichhardt to learn this trade and cabinet making. At that period there was only one house in the Leichhardt district.

On returning to Illawarra, he was employed at the South Bulli, Corrimal and Mount Pleasant mines, as a pit sawyer, miner and carpenter and he built much of the big timber construction at that time. He also built many bridges for the North Illawarra Council.

As a young man he joined the Wollongong Garrison Artillery Vol- unteers and later became a member of the Woilongong Rifle Club and was connected with this for over forty five years. He was a first class rifle shot, his club mates giving him the prefix "Bull's Eye" Harrigan because of his proficiency.

He attended many interstate rifle meetings and shot with much success, being awarded the Queen's Badge at Victoria besides many other trophies, etc. He was very fond of clean sport but rifle shooting was his pick. In his early youth he became a member of the G.U.O.O.F. and was associated with this fraternity until his death.

For a considerable time he was an alderman of the North Illawarra Municipal Council where he was renowned for his sound judgement in determining the destinies of this body. Many acts of benevolence are at- tributed to him during the years by the distribution of his farm products to the needy families in the vicinity and of the remittance of house rent when the bread winners were unable to obtain employment.

At the age of 24 he married Miss Elizabeth Williamson, who was born at Dapto, and from the union four sons were born, Charles Edward, and William James, of Deer Vale (Dorrigo) and Herbert Earnest and William Leslie, well known in this city.

In the later years of his life many people visited him at Spring Farm, seeking advice on the early days of this district or to have a chat over old times and indeed it was an hour or two well spent to sit and listen to him relating happenings of 80 years ago or more for his memory was unimpaired till the day of his death.

The funeral which was attended by many representatives of this district bore testimony to the passing of one of nature's gentlemen and was conducted by H. Parsons and Sons, life long friends of the family. The long cortege left the old home (his last wish) at 3 o'clock on Monday, September 6 for the Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, where his remains were laid to rest beside those of his late wife.

Death of a brotherWilliam Leslie Harrigan
August 20, 1961 (aged 76 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Leslie Harrigan
August 1961 (aged 76 years)
Death 1967 (aged 82 years)
Burial April 1967 (aged 82 years)
Family with parents
father
William Harrigan and Elizabeth Williamson Marriage.jpg
18571948
Birth: December 22, 1857 54 37Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 4, 1948Spring Farm, Paynes Lane, Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18581930
Birth: 1858Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 6, 1930Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageOctober 6, 1881St Michael's Church, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
elder brother
18821975
Birth: July 24, 1882 24 24Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 26, 1975Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
himself
18851967
Birth: 1885 27 27Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1967Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
-11 months
elder brother
18831974
Birth: December 29, 1883 26 25Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 31, 1974Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia
9 years
younger brother
18921961
Birth: October 29, 1892 34 34Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 20, 1961Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Rebecca Caldwell
himself
18851967
Birth: 1885 27 27Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1967Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18911988
Birth: July 27, 1891Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 1, 1988Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageNovember 25, 1914
1 year
son
19151994
Birth: November 13, 1915 30 24Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1994Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
19182006
Birth: February 5, 1918 33 26Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 26, 2006Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Residence

1930: Crown Lane, Wollongong 1932 - 1963: 18 Regent Street, Wollongong

Worked as a motor engineer and garage proprietor