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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Elizabeth Carberry
Name: Carberry, Elizabeth Jane
Also known as: Gilbert, Elizabeth Jane
Date of Death: 1944-12-26
Place of Birth: Ballarat (Vic.)
Date of Birth: 1868-11-15
Place of Death: Prospect (S. Aust.)
Occupation: Community Service
Biographical notes: Elizabeth and her husband Harry arrived in the Northern Territory in October 1889. Harry worked at the newly opened Pine Creek to Palmerston railway, living at 2 1/2 mile. In 1891 Elizabeth gave birth to daughter Mary Gilbert; the couple had four more children. Elizabeth was an excellent singer and entertainer, performing in various theatrical productions as well as being involved in stage management. In 1985 Elizabeth was one of the 82 Territory women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. She registered at Palmerston, listing herself as “married woman”. In 1897 a cyclone stripped their house of its roof and the family managed to move to a safer place during the dangerous conditions. Jane and her five children moved to Adelaide in November that year. Harry was transferred to South Australia in 1898 and the family was reunited.
Related link: James, Barbara, Helen J. Wilson, and Joanne Van Os. Occupation, Citizen : The Story of Northern Territory Women and the Vote (1894-96). Darwin, N.T.: B. James, 1995.
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