Dargin, Angelina

Postmistress of Randwick's first post office on Belmore Road. She died suddenly at her residence in Randwick and newspapers seized on the story reporting it as the 'Randwick Sensation'. A report in the Australian Star claimed Dargin's body was discovered by her niece, Elsie Lena Richards, who was actually her illegitimate daughter; a situation that caused controversy in the community and called into question her position as postmistress. By the end of the year Elsie Richards and her father and Dargin's brother in law, James Richards, sued the Australian Newspaper Company for libel and damages, settling for 255 pounds in damages.

Milestone
Born
1856
Died
Randwick, Sydney
12 May 1891
Buried
13 May 1891
Name
Alternate
Dargin, Lena
Occupation
1875 - 1891
Position
1878 - 12 May 1891