Mrs Butterworth

It would be easy to fill these page with hotel keepers, for I come across many of them in my Launceston Hotel project. It was a common occupation for women, and the licensing board, at least in Launceston, preferred married couples, although the case was sometimes argued for a young, single male on the basis…

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Mrs Spearman

Most obituaries about business women focus on their activities after the death of the husband. This one talks about her involvement in the business alongside him. ANOTHER old colonist was yesterday removed by death in the person of Mrs Mary Ann Spearman, of Landale-street, Invermay. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Mr…

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Jane

The Perth Gazette & Western Australian Journal is the earliest WA newspaper listed on Trove. In January 1833, it didn’t have a lot of advertisements. The second issue seems to have just three that aren’t government announcement. Mrs Barron’s ad above appeared the first page of that second issue, and the previous one as well….

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Mrs Lukin

Mary Ann Lukin was a brewery owner, and landlady (licensee) of two of Launceston’s leading hotels. From her death certificate, she was born in England, about 1813. So she was about 21 when she married George Lukin in Sorell, naer Hobart. A few years later, they were living in Hobart where they established a brewery….

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Mrs Hood

Writing in 1888, a columnist in the Launceston Examiner had the following paragraph. Evandale has sustained a further loss of good old Mrs. Hood, perhaps better known as Mrs. Morrison. When, as such, she went home to England in 1853 she assisted several persons from her native place(Leicester) to emigrate to Tasmania, and also imported…

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