100 Years of Disappointed, Disgruntled, Discredited Husbands

Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1803 Sydney Gazette, 19 June 1808 Sydney Gazette, 12 February 1810 Hobart Town Gazette, 19 October 1816 Hobart Town Gazette, 12 August 1820 Sydney Gazette, 16 October 1823 Sydney Gazette, 23 October 1823 Sydney Gazette, 9 January 1826 The Australian, 10 September 1828 Sydney Monitor, 20 September 1828 Sydney Gazette, 21…

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Eliza

In the main street of Campbell Town, Tasmania is this statue, dedicated to Eliza Forlong who, on deciding in her 40s to emigrate to New South Wales to breed sheep, first walked across Saxony to find the best breeding stock, and therefore became one of the founders of the Australian wool industry. Australian Dictionary of…

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Eliza, part III

Part I: Meeting Part II: On The Run Part III: Conclusion “I informed my mates [Jones & Kavanagh] that I should have the pleasure of introducing them to an old acquaintance of mine who lived on the Dromedary, named Mrs B—-n, and that in all probability they might shortly, while there, see Mrs Cash. Jones…

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Eliza, part II

Part I: Meeting Part II: On The Run [A few months of wandering about, working in various places] [Being arrested over a stolen watch, but as it was apparently planted “I and my companion were therefore acquitted”.] [Punching out the traps and getting compensated for it.] [Then things turn a bit more serious…] “One evening…

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Eliza, bushranger’s companion. Part I

Let’s a take a dip into Australian folk history for the tale of Eliza, also known at Betsy Clifford, also known as Mrs Cash. In 1870, a little book appeared The adventures of Martin Cash : comprising a faithful account of his exploits, while a bushranger under arms in Tasmania, in company with Kavanagh and…

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Fanny

(Public domain image from Wikipedia Commons) Some sound… Australian Screen: Fanny Cochrane Smith’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Songs “These are the first and last recordings of traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal songs and language.” Australian Dictionary of Biography 200 Australian Women Wikipedia Trove: Biographies FUNERAL OF FANNY SMITH. LOVETT, February 26. The closing scene in respect to the Tasmanian…

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Mrs Smith

Years ago, when the sports gallery at the museum was being created, Louise (collections manager) wanted to know a bit more about Mary Smith, so I found this article by Irene Schaffer. Mary is another widow who continued on managing her property after her husband died, but of more interest, she trained and raced horses…

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Women of Hobart

I’ve been a bit slow with my “Random Women” posts lately and I noticed some ads for various women’s businesses while I was looking for something else, so I thought I’d share some. All from Colonial Times, 14 December 1849; via Trove. (The last/fifth one is interesting.)      

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Mrs Cox, the beginning

This too far longer than I thought. I had a couple of news stories, but I thought I’d have a quick look to see if there were any more. Just a few 🙂 I left out those that complaining about the state of the road or fares, or short references to accidents and some repetitive…

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100 Years Of Teachers

Sydney Gazette 8 January 1814 Sydney Gazette, 4 January 1817 Hobart Town Gazette, 21 January 1821 Hobart Town Courier, 4 July 1829 Sydney Gazette, 8 July 1830 South Australian Gazette, 20 January 1838 Perth Gazette, 9 December 1843 Bathurst Advocate, 23 June 1848 Moreton Bay Courier, 3 August 1850 Bendigo Advertiser, 13 December 1855 The…

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