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Michael McGrath (1818–1887)

Michael McGrath, along with many of his other siblings, was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Phyllis and James Dorsey, after his mother placed them in the orphan school following the death of their father.

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'McGrath, Michael (1818–1887)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 July 2024.

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1 November, 1818
Concord, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


8 October, 1887 (aged 68)
Young, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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