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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Marion Pinder
Name: Pinder, Marion
Also known as: Jones, Marion
Date of Death: 1928-11-18
Place of Birth: Adelaide (S.A.)
Date of Birth: 1854-05-09
Place of Death: Queensland
Occupation: Educator
Biographical notes: Marion was born in Adelaide, the eldest daughter of William Thomas Jones and Mary Ann nee Elliott. Mary died in 1881 and in 1890 the remaining family moved to the Territory, where William had been appointed Sub-Collector of Customs. William died in December 1891 and the family remained in the Territory; Marion began courting Henry Pinder, a member of H.M. Customs staff. Marion, who was working as a music teacher, married Henry on 3 October 1894. Marion, an accomplished pianist, performed at many social and religious events around town; she was considered one of the most popular musical performers in Palmerston. In 1895, Marion was one of the 82 Northern Territory women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. She had just turned 41 and registered at Palmerston; her occupation was listed as "married woman". The couple left Palmerston for Adelaide in January 1904 where Henry took up an appointment with Adelaide customs. Henry died age 67 in October 1913 at Semaphore, Adelaide. Marion died in Queensland at the home of her brother in 1928.
Related link: "Northern Territory" South Australian Chronicle, 6 October 1894, p.21
"Death of Marion Pinder" Northern Territory Times, 23 November 1928, p.5
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
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