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Gobarralong is a rural community in the central east part of the Riverina. It is situated about 16 kilometres southeast of Coolac and 27 kilometres northwest of Adjungbilly.

At the 2016 census, Gobarralong and the surrounding area had a population of 52 people.

North Gobarralong Post Office opened on 1 November 1876, was renamed Gobarralong in 1909, and closed in 1967. - (Ref- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Waugh & Co


Stockdale, Gobarralong NSW 2727

(02) 6945 3160


Faulder C W & R R


"Willow Glen", Gobarralong NSW 2727

(02) 6945 3151

William (1st) LUFF

Alice (1st) LUFF

Thomas (1st) LUFF


Tait O P


"Gunnong Jugrawah", Gobarralong NSW 2727




Between 10 and 11 o'clock on Saturday morning last the death occurred of Mrs. Nicholas Carberry, of Gobarralong.

The deceased had been in failing health for the last two years, but the illness that terminated fatally had extended over, the last three months. Dr. O'Dwyer (Gundagai) and latterly Dr. Brennan (Cootamundra) had been in attendance, but it was found impossible to stay the summons, and death came as a happy release from suffering. Everything was done that could possible be accomplished to ease deceased's last days on earth, and trained nurses, assisted by devoted and untiring daughters, did all possible to soothe and comfort the afflicted one.

Nurse K. McKenzie (Cootamundra) was at the time of death, and for some weeks before in attendance on the patient.

The cause of death was diabetes, bronchitis having supervened.

The deceased was born in Newmarket, near Cork (Ireland), and at the time of her death was 58 years of age.

In the "sixties" she came to Australia, and to Tumut in 1870.

Father Toomey celebrated her marriage with Mr. Nicholas Carberry, her maiden name being Margaret Falvey.

As the issue of the marriage there are six children four boys and two girls, viz.,





Joseph and


The father and all the members of the family survive.

The late Mrs. John Carberry, of Gobarralong, was a sister of deceased, and several of her brothers, one time resident of Victoria, have also passed away. Ever since her marriage Mrs. Carberry had been living , at Gately's Creek and Gobarralong, and right through her life had been cast on the lines of charity to all and faithful to the true principles of womanhood. Kind and gentle to all, it mattered not whether he was a squatter or swagman to whom she spoke all were treated with unfailing kindness. To those whom force of circumstances compel to tramp the country, the deceased was ever generous, and no man ever left her home short of food. Her life on earth is eloquently testified to by the family she leaves behind, every member of which is a credit to the district.

The four sons are well known for their ability and integrity, and the daughters are following in the path of their mother. All were devotedly attached to her, and though the blow was known to be coming, the wrench in a happy home was none the less severe.

All the members of the family were gathered round her bedside when the deceased passed quietly away. Fathers Donovan and Sharkey had been in constant attendance during the illness, and Mrs. Carberry left this world fortified by the rights of the church.

Mass was celebrated in Gobarralong church next morning by Rev. Father Donovan, when the prayers of a large congregation were offered up for the repose of her soul. Father Donovan also referred to the noble life lived by deceased on earth, and said she was now reaping the reward of her good deeds and works.

The funeral left Goburralong at 1 o'clock on Sunday, several hundred persons following the remains from the house. All along the route to the Coolac cemetery mourners joined the cortege, and when the resting place was reached there were five hundred persons in a procession that extended for a considerable length. Many had faced journeys of 50 and 60 miles to pay a last mark of respect to one universally revered and esteemed, and amongst those present around the grave were leading residents of Gundagai, Gobarralong, Jugiong, Cooney's Creek, Bowning, Cootamundra, Muttama, Coolac, Bongongolong, Darbalara, Wagra, Brungle and Tumut.

The pall-bearers were Messrs. Thomas Carberry, Edwin Carberry (nephews of deceased), P. J. Roche and J. J. Sullivan. Rev. Father Donovan, assisted by Father Sharkey, read the burial service, and expressed the sorrow of all with the bereaved family on their great loss.

Mr. C. Harrington (Gundagai) had charge of the funeral arrangements. - (Ref- Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928), Wednesday 17 January 1906, page.)


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