Midwives, 1899

Warwick Examiner, 19 April 1899 These are mostly for comparison with the earlier advertisements from 1820-1840. Evening News, 2 January 1899 The West Australian, 18 January 1899 Zeehan & Dundas Herald, 11 February 1899 Launceston Examiner, 19 July 1899

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Mrs Mellish

Annie Mellish, see larger image below. A bit about Annie Mellish, who wasn’t lost at sea, and  spent a few months living on Macquarie Island eating penguin eggs and shooting sea tigers, although they ran out of tea, sugar and coffee. From its discovery early in the 19th century, Macquarie Island was used by sealers,…

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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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Annie Lowe

A lot of words associated with Annie Lowe but few images. Also few links compared to her colleagues. Australian Women’s Register Entry on 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition website [Extract] Mrs Lowe pointed to a small photo graph group on her drawing-room wall. “There,’ she said, “Is a portrait group of the committee of the first Women’s Suffrage…

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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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Anastasia

Eureka Flag, from Wikipedia Commons Anastasia Hayes is one of the better known women connected with the Eureka Rebellion, in Ballarat, Victoria in 1854. She gets a page in Sovereign Hill’s Characters of the Goldfields (pdf) education resouces. That says, in part: Anastasia took on a job teaching at a nearby Catholic school to make…

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Henrietta Dugdale

Henriette Dugdale in 1845 (from Wikipedia Commons). Formed the Victorian Women’s Suffrage Society in 1884, the first Australian women’s suffrage society Australian Dictionary of Biography Wikipedia Amazing Women in History The Encyclopedia of Women & Leadership in Twentieth-century Australia Australian Women’s Register AN APPEAL TO MR. HIGINBOTHAM. TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS. Sir,-At best…

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Jessie Rooke

(Image from the cover of the White Ribbon Signal, see below) Prominent Tasmanian suffragist. Tasmanian & Australian president of the W.C.T.U (Women’s Christian Temperance Union), one of major lobby groups for women’s suffrage, particularly in Tasmania, as well as social reform in general. Australian Dictionary of Biography Wikipedia Department of Premier & Cabinet, Tasmania Australian…

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