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Burial Location:Sandstone  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Sandstone
Date of Death: 30 October 1940
Date of Burial:31 October 1940
Age:82 years
OGM Ref#: 1297
Monument Style: Plaque placed near his brother's headstone


In Memory of
Edmond Prendergast
Died 30th Oct 1940
Aged 82 years


The deceased was a brother to Thomas Prendergast, who died in Sandstone in 1926, aged 65 years. They belonged to an old distinguished family, their first cousin being the Most Rev. Edmund Prendergast, who was late Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A. Mr Edmund Prendergast was the discoverer of many rich gold mines during his lifetime. He had resided at Sandstone tor about 30 years and was well-known and respected throughout the district. During the past fourteen years he had lived in retirement. The funeral was largely attended by a representative gathering of Sandstone residents, prospectors, station people and others. The Rev. Father Halpin, who had attended Edmund's brother, Thomas, during his final illness, officiated at the graveside. The deceased is buried in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery together with his brother, Thomas, both in plot number 33.
Parents:Patrick PRENDERGAST
Birth Details:Circa 1858, Coolmoyne, Tipperary, Ireland
Death Certificate:5/1940, Black Range
State Records Office: AU WA S34- cons3403 1941/0085 Title Edmond Prendergast
Comments:The stone plaque by the headstone of his brother, says "EDMOND". Other documents have "Edmund".