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Title: Ellen Ryan
Date of Death: 1920-05-28
Date of Birth: 1851?
Place of Birth: London (England)
Place of Death: Wayville (S. Aust.)
Place of Burial: West Terrace Cemetery (S. Aust)
Occupation: Publican
Business Woman
Biographical notes: Ellen married William Ryan on 13 November 1867 at St. Giles Hut Canowie, South Australia. Ellen was 16 and her husband 33. Ellen came with her husband to the Northern Territory, separated from him in 1877 and took out a formal protection order against him in 1881 citing cruelty and drunkenness. Ellen held licences for hotels in Palmerston from 1878 and she became a wealthy and successful business woman in her own right. She had a reputation as one of the Territory's best hostesses, organising a variety of entertainment for her hotel patrons and local residents. At 44, Ellen was one of the 82 Territory women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Ellen died a wealthy woman.
Related link: James, Barbara. No Man's Land : Women of the Northern Territory. Sydney: Collins Australia, 1989.
“IN THE SUPREME COURT.”, Northern Territory Times and Gazette , 2 October 1920, p. 5.
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.
“LAW COURTS.”Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 7 May 1881, p. 2.
Related Materials: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.
James, Barbara. Occupation, citizen : the story of Northern Territory women and the vote (1894-96). Darwin, N.T. : B. James, c1995 NTC 324.623 JAM
Subject: Women
Northern Territory
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