FROM NLAs HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS OF AUSTRALIA ONLINE.
FROM THE BRISBANE COURIER FRIDAY FEB 4 1881
The death referred to is of MARY JOSEPHINE YATES (nee KENDALL)
YATES- On the 29th January at her residence Maryborough Queensland of inflammation of the lungs Mary Josephine beloved wife of W.T. YATES and second sister of Henry Kendall, poet, aged 33 years
BDMS indicate her birth as 1844
She was Melinda’s 4th child and 2nd daughter and here predeceases her by 12 years. Her older brother Basil Edward (twin to Henry) died in 1874 and Henry himself lives only one more year after Mary Josephine.
Christina Jane and Edith Emily are the only two of Melinda’s 5 children to outlive her.