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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Margaret Hart
Name: Hart, Margaret
Also known as: McDowell, Margaret
Date of Death: 1932-07-19
Place of Birth: Belfast (Ireland)
Date of Birth: 1862-01-01
Place of Death: Katherine (N.T.)
Place of Burial: Katherine (N.T.)
Cultural heritage: Irish
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Margaret came to Australia in 1881 at the age of 20, landing in Townsville, Queensland. In 1887 Margaret married Matthew Hart at Winton in Queensland. Margaret and her husband Matthew held the licence for the Royal Hotel at Borroloola from 1887 until 1896, when the couple moved to Pine Creek. In 1895 when Margaret was 33 and living at Borroloola, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Her occupation was listed as “Landlady of Hotel”. At the time of Margaret’s death in 1932, Matthew was operating Lewin Springs Station at Pine Creek; their son James M Hart ran Claravale Station; one widowed daughter, Mrs L.M.Brumby, was in Katherine and the remaining unmarried daughter was nursing in Molong, New South Wales. The couple had lost another daughter to an accident in Pine Creek, the same daughter who had an eye removed in Borroloola due to eye disease.
Related link: "Death of Mrs Matt Hart", Northern Standard, 26 Jul 1932, p.6.
"Palmerston Licensing Bench", North Australian, 17 Mar 1888, p. 3.
"South Australia", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 27 Aug 1887, p.1.
Related Materials: James, Barbara. Occupation : Citizen. The Story of the Northern Territory Women and the Vote (1894 – 1896), Darwin : Barbara James, 1995. NTC 324.623 JAME
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