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Title: Catherine Costello
Date of Death: 1959-07-02
Date of Birth: 1870-08-13
Place of Birth: Kyabra (Qld.)
Place of Death: Nombinnie (N.S.W.)
Occupation: Pastoralist
Biographical notes: In 1889 Catherine joined her family at their Northern Territory property on the Limmen Bight River, "Valley of the Springs", following school in Rockhampton. Her parents John and Mary had married at Goulburn in 1865 and had six children. The family abandoned the station in 1890 and moved with their cattle to the Lake Nash station. From 1891, Catherine often lived alone with her sister, Mary Jane and mother Mary Costello (nee Scanlan) at Lake Nash station near the Queensland border, while her father, John Costello, was away at other properties or mustering cattle. In 1895 when Catherine was 25 and still living at Lake Nash Station, 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 "spinster". This was shortly to be altered by her marriage to Andrew James Lynch, a drover, in Sydney in 1902. Kate had met Andrew in the Northern Territory. Andrew and Kate were to remain in New South Wales and have four children, but two died in infancy. Andrew died in 1936.
Related Materials: James, Barbara. Occupation, citizen : the story of Northern Territory women and the vote (1894-96) : Darwin : B. James, c1995. NTC 324.623 JAME
Costello, Michael M.J. To the Savage Land: the life of John Costello, Hesperian Press, Carlisle, W.A., 2002. NTC 636.2 COST
Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.
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