Bullen, Mary ‘Nell’ Ellen (McCarthy)

Personal Details

First nameMary 'Nell'
Middle nameEllen
Other namesMcCarthy
Date of birth20/01/1890
Date of death14/10/1924


Daughter of Timothy John McCarthy & Norah Cunneen m.08/01/1889

Wife of William Bullen m.22/11/1908 Muttaburra

Mother of –
William ‘Bill’ John
Thomas Henry
Roy Pascoe
James ‘Bob’ Robert
Edith Olive [Thorburn]
Francis Norman
Doreen [Chalker]
Charles Vivian
Neville McCarthy

Died from pneumonia at age 34 – buried in Longreach cemetery. The youngest child Neville was 6 months old at the time.

The Longreach Leader Friday 17 October 1924
It is with deep regret that we announce the death, at the Private Hospital, on Tuesday last, of Mrs. William Bullen, late of Kingfisher Street, Longreach. By her death nine children, whose ages range from 15 years to 6 months, mourn the loss of a devoted mother and a husband the loss of a devoted wife.
The deceased lady had been suffering from pneumonia for three weeks, and this was the immediate cause of death, but it is understood that she had been ailing, though uncomplainingly, for some considerable time. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the Rev. Father Jones officiating, and a large number of relatives and friends attended at the graveside to pay their last respects to one who had been so well-known in this district for a number of years.
The late Mrs. Bullen who was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. McCarthy, of Muttaburra, was only 34 years of age at the time of her death, and came to Muttaburra when she was two months old, so that she was really a native of the district, and had lived in Muttaburra and Longreach all her life. The eldest son of the deceased lady is at present staying with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Coade at Dundee, while the other children are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy at Muttaburra for the time being.
[Source: Obituary. (1924, October 17). The Longreach Leader (Qld.: 1923 – 1954), p. 18. Retrieved September 12, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39312231]