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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Lilian Barnett
Name: Barnett, Lillian Maud
Also known as: Green, Lillian Maud
Green, Lillie
Date of Death: 1943-07-16
Place of Birth: Queensland
Place of Death: Melbourne (Vic.)
Place of Burial: New Cheltenham Cemetery, Melbourne (Vic.)
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Lillian married Daniel Joseph Barnett in Palmerston on 22 August 1890. Daniel worked on the railway line from Palmerston to Pine Creek as well as being an engine driver. The 1891 census records them as living at the 2 1/2 mile and Lillian's birthplace as Queensland. In 1895, when Lillian was 25, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. She registered at the Palmerston polling place; her occupation was listed as "married woman". Her husband Daniel was admitted to hospital in May but died at home from heart failure on 11 July 1927 aged 65, leaving her a widow and mother of four daughters and three sons. Five of their children had been born and registered in the Northern Territory: Kathleen born 3 April 1893; John William Higgins born 15 May 1895; Everard Alexander born 8 August 1898; Eileen Maud born 21 December 1899 and Ethel Violet born 5 June 1901. An infant daughter died in 1903, and an infant son, Reginald David, died aged three months on 24 September 1904. Another son, Edward Joseph Barnett, enlisted in the First World War.
Their eldest daughter Kathleen married in Darwin in 1915, Eileen married in 1920 and another daughter, Josie, was still unmarried at the time of her father's death. Lillian was still living at the 21/2 mile and a widow in 1927 when she was sent to prison for seven days for non appearance in a legal case related to debt. Their youngest son Alexander died at the Katherine Hospital on the 15 May 1928 from an accidental gunshot wound to the leg leading to blood poisoning. Lillian left Darwin for Melbourne with a child on 6 June 1928. Lillian Barnett died at her home in St. Kilda, Melbourne in 1943 and was buried in the New Cheltenham Cemetery.
Related link: 'The Case of Mrs Barnett', Northern Territory Times, 20 September, 1927, p. 1.
'Family Notices', The Argus, 17 July, 1943, p. 2.
'Family Notices', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 7 October, 1904, p. 2.
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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