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Re: Kennedy/Fisher Family Tree

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Hi Sandra,

Have you seen the obituaries and articles at TROVE Digitized newspapers?

Northern Standard, Tuesday 2 October 1923

At the Darwin Hospital on Sunday morning last, Mr. Harry Fisher, a well known Darwin resident, passed away from that dread disease miners complaint. For some time he had been a member of the institution and intended leaving for South by the next boat, but during the end of last week he began to sink and it was seen the end was near. Deceased was a native of New South Wales and had followed mining in the various States prior to coming to Darwin where he arrived about 7 years ago. The funeral took place on Monday morning and was largely attended, the Rev Father Henschke officiating at the graveside. The late Mr. Fisher was 53 years of age and leaves a sorrowing wife and five children to mourn his loss. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved wife and family."

Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Tuesday 2 October 1923

"Death of Mr. H. Fisher.
The comparatively sudden death of Mr. Harry Fisher at the Darwin General Hospital on Sunday morning last leaves a distinctly deplorable gap in the ranks of the progressive element of this community, and a very general sympathy is extended to Mrs. Fisher and her family in their particularly sad bereavement.
During his sojourn here, Mr Fisher experienced all the hard vicissitudes to which this place is seemingly heir, but he never wavered in allegiance to his adopted home.
A few months ago Mr. Fisher went to the Katherine, in company with Mr. George Syme, with the intention of growing cotton. The two gentlemen secured some good country about five miles up the river from the railway and commenced a pioneer's battle in converting a wilderness into a living area. And he would have succeeded, for sure, if ill-health had not overtaken him, for he was a lion-hearted man, full of energy, always prepared to fight a battle for an oppressed friend or for a just cause, or to battle for a living against untoward circumstances.
Man proposes, God disposes. Harry Fisher had not earned for himself a competency after a battle lasting the better part of a half century, but he has done something infinitely better, for he has earned and secured the lasting goodwill and respect of all who had the honor and pleasure of his friendship. He believed in the Territory and steadily strove to inspire others in this direction, Mining occupied his attention for many years before he came here, and while engaged in that way at Kalgoorlie he suffered injuries which made bim a martyr to almost constant pain, and in all probability accelerated his death. "Harry" was a labor stalwart, and until he became interested in cotton culture played a prominent part in connection with the Northern Territory Workers' Union, whose members held him in high esteem. To mourn his loss there are four daughters, one son, and his very worthy widow. At the funeral, which took place on Monday morning, Messrs. Scott Cranston, R.Marchant, George Symes, Louis Papas, and William Lindsay acted as pall bearers, while the mourners were Miss Mary and little Alice Fisher. Others who attended were Colonel Story (representing the Administrator), Messrs. Moray, Shadforth, George Stevens, V. L. Lampe, Myles A, Kelly, the Rev. Skelton, Messrs. Hunt, Rheinburg, Green, G Seale. T. Carey, J. Starr, F. Morris, G. Tindill, the Band Boys, Mrs. May Brown, Mrs. Shields, and a number of others whose names were not obtainable.
The Rev. Fr. Henschke conducted the funeral service at the graveside.
Mr. A. Woods had charge of the funeral arrangements.
Floral tributes were sent by Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, A. Jensen, Mrs. T. Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Litchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bonson, Mrs. Shields and family, Mrs. Colley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Pon, Mr. and Mrs. Barnett and family, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Wittee, Mr. and Mrs. H. Shadforth, Mr and Mrs. Tindill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Neil McEwan, Mr and Mrs. V. L. Lampe, Mr and Mrs Grigo, Mr W Schipp, Mrs May Brown, Messrs H & J Pon. The Band Boys, Mr and Mrs Scott Cranston, Some of his Sterling Mates, and the N.T. Workers Union."

Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Friday 11 January 1924
"Town Talk
Mrs Harry Fisher, though still in her early widowhood, is displaying commendable courage. Shortly before his death her husband determined to go on the land, and secured a promising area near the Katherine river, a few miles from Emungalan. This Mrs Fisher determined to exploit, and she is battling bravely with her business, to keep up supplies to her working partner Mr W Ryan, who is operating on the farm. Experts have a high opinion of the place. It is wonderfully well watered, and the limestone soil is said to be peculiarly suited to tho growth of cotton and peanuts."

Cheers, Anne
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