Dare, Bee (Kelly/Fahey)

Personal Details

First nameBee
Other namesKelly/Fahey
Place of birthClare, Ireland
Date of death06/08/1935
Age at death74 years


Wife of John William Dare m.15 Jun 1907 d.23/06/1936

Wife of Patrick Fahey m.22 Feb 1887 d.3 Jun 1891

Mother of –
Mary Elizabeth Fahey b.25 Dec 1887
Helena Madeline Fahey b.10 Mar 1890

Cemetery Record

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Grave number143
OccupationDomestic Duties
Date of funeral06/08/1935

Died from Cardiac failure

The Longreach Leader — Saturday 10 August 1935
The death occurred at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday of Mrs. Deborah (Bee) Dare at her residence, Australian Hotel Muttaburra. Deceased, who was one of the oldest identities of Muttaburra, had been ailing for some time and her demise was not unexpected. She was well known throughout the west, and was renowned for her generous and kind hearted actions which had endeared her to a large circle of friends. She was prominent in charitable, church and patriotic work and was one of the founders of the new R.S.S.I.L.A. Memorial Hall, making a piece of land available on which the imposing building now stands.

Mrs. Dare, who was born in County Clare, Ireland, in 1861, accompanied her parents to Australia in the following year and went to reside at Toowoomba. She was married to Sergeant P. Fahey, of the Mounted Police, at Rockhampton on 22nd April, 1887, and later went to Muttaburra with her husband where she had remained ever since. After the death of her husband in 1901 deceased took over the licence of the Landsborough Hotel which she man- aged until it was destroyed by fire in 1917. She then secured the Australian Hotel which she managed until a few years ago. Owing to indifferent health, she handed the control to her daughter, Miss H. M. (Queenie) Fahey.

She married Mr. J. Dare In 1907 and is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. W. J. Spence (Culloden) and Miss H. M. (Queenie) Fahey (Muttaburra) and five grand- children. The funeral took place at 5 o’clock that afternoon, the Rev. Father Hayes (Barcaldine) officiating at a service at St. John’s Church and later at the graveside.

[Source: Obituary. (1935, August 10). The Longreach Leader (Qld.: 1923 – 1954), p. 6. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3932]