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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Mary Flynn
Name: Flynn, Mary Caroline Grace
Also known as: McInness, Mary Caroline Grace
Flynn, Marion
Date of Death: 18 February 1952
Place of Birth: Adelaide (S.A.)
Place of Burial: Gardens Cemetery (N.T.)
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Mary was born to Charles Patrick McInness and came to Darwin, or Palmerston as it was then known, in 1893. Mary married Charles Matthew Flynn, railway ganger from the 34 mile at the residence of George Ryland in Rum Jungle on 15 May 1894. The marriage was registered in Palmerston, Northern Territory. Charles worked for the railways. The couple had two children registered in the Northern Territory: Myrtle Isabella Jane born 12 March 1895 and Olive Elizabeth Annie born 27 September 1897. They also had a son, Harold. In 1895 when Mary was 23 and married with one child, she one of the 82 Territory women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Mary registered at the Palmerston polling place. Her occupation was listed as “married woman.” Mary and Charles retired to Darwin. Charles died before Mary in 1940. Mary died in 1952 and is also buried in an unmarked grave at Gardens Cemetery in Darwin.
Related link: 1952 “N.T. Woman's Death.”The Advertiser , 21 February 1952, p. 14.
“Speaking of People.” Centralian Advocate, 22 February 1952, p. 2.
“PIONEER PASSES.” Northern Standard, 22 February 1952, p. 4.
Related Materials: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
James, Barbara & Wilson, J. Helen & Os, Van Joanne. Occupation, citizen : the story of Northern Territory women and the vote (1894-96), B. James, Darwin, N.T, 1995. 324.623 JAME
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