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Title: Amelia Braitling
Date of Death: 1946-04-01
Date of Birth: 1905-02-19
Place of Birth: Mount Gambier (S. Aust.)
Place of Death: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Amelia married William Walter Braitling, saddler and horse racer, on 26 March 1891 in Palmerston. The couple had ten children, including a set of twins; four children were born and registered in the Northern Territory: Walter William born 2 March 1892; Albert Victor Darwin born 17 August 1893; a baby born 17 February 1895 who died at seven days and Mary Alice born 24 February 1898. In 1895, when Amelia was 22, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Amelia registered at the Pine Creek polling place. Her occupation was listed as "married woman". The couple appear on the electoral roll for Haberfield from 1930.
Related link: 'Family Notices', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 27 March, 1891, p. 2.
'It is Said', The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette, 18 April, 1890, p. 3.
'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 April, 1946, p. 14.
'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April, 1948, p. 12.
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
Subject: Women
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