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Mrs. Esther Solomon.

THIS lady, who was the widow of the late Samuel Moss Solomon, arrived in Sydney in the ship "Enchantress," in May 1833. She came to South Australia about the year 1852, and died on July 13, 1875, at Norwood, aged 100 years and six months. Mrs. Solomon is the only centenarian we have heard of in this colony, and she evidently came of a long-lived family. Her sister, who resided in London, died at the age of ninety-one years, and her aunt at the age of 105 years. Such remarkable instances of longevity are rare at the antipodes. Mrs. Solomon was of cheerful disposition and very witty and original in conversation.