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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather17 View Post
    Ken, This seems to have been a particularly Sydney habit in 19th C. whereas Melbourne had the usual death notices from relatives and friends and a single funeral notice. My record so far was finding 6 different connections all inviting friends and relatives to attend. Heather
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm99 View Post
    Oh dear, I do fear you're right Mutley!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    These days I imagine, the information would go out by email but also by Facebook, Twitter and
    the dreaded texts. "any1 tht nos d i l pls cum 2.00 sat 24/12 @54 Albert st redfern. D o h"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam Downes View Post
    I have absolutely no knowledge of how things are done in Australia , but following on from Philippa's comment of four notices for the same person, the way I would read the notices is that in the first one the friends of the deceased are invited to attend his funeral.
    In the second one, Robert Waddell is asking his own friends to attend the funeral of his father-in-law.
    Seems a strange sort of thing to do though, unless there weren't going to be many family members or friends attending, and therefore Robert wanted to try and get a few more people there.

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    I have just thought of another, hopefully not common, reason for duplication of notices.

    Some years ago a friend of ours suicided. His wife was devastated and was in danger of losing their unborn child. Her mother in law berated her cruelly for not publishing a personal notice saying that obviously she didn't care as much as she pretended, and finished with the incredible statement "what will people think". Personally I could have smacked the old girl even though I realised that part of the reason was just plain grief at her own loss.

    As I said, hopefully that is not a "common" reason, but certainly real in this instance.

    Glad we have been able to help, Ken.

    Philippa

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