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Title: Jane Christie
Date of Death: 1919-05-08
Date of Birth: 1858-02-12
Place of Birth: South Australia
Place of Death: Adelaide (S.A.)
Occupation: Curator
Biographical notes: Jane arrived in the Territory in January 1893 with her husband Hugh and their two sons, where Hugh took up the position as the Lighthouse keeper at Point Charles. In 1885 Jane and her two sons moved to Palmerston so the boys could attend school and be close to medical facilities. Jane was the curator of the Botanic Gardens and made a name for herself in the public speaking arena at the Literacy and Debating Society, changing the way women participate in meetings; she also tackled sensitive subject areas such as "Man". She was one of the first 82 women who enrolled to vote in 1895, registering as a "married woman". In late 1986 Jane and the boys moved back to Adelaide while Hugh remained at the Lighthouse. Both Jane and Hugh travelled back and forth from Adelaide to the Territory; her final visit to the Territory was in the dry season of 1918. At 61 she died in the North Adelaide hospital in 1919.
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.
Subject: Women
Northern Territory
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