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Title: Albina Brookes
Date of Death: 1934-10-19
Date of Birth: 1905-01-28
Place of Birth: Victoria
Place of Death: Adelaide (S.A.)
Place of Burial: West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide (S.A.)
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Albina was born in 1855 in Victoria to Edward Hopkins and his wife Eliza (nee Oxley). In 1885 Albina was appointed as an agent by the trustees of the Savings Bank of Australia. Albina married Charles Edward Brookes, police constable based at Burrundie, on 5 December 1888 in Norwood South Australia. They had four children born and registered in the Northern Territory: Ruth Adelaide born 28 February 1893; Darwinia Selian May born 23 May 1894; Jessie Henrietta Bucle born 27 April 1895; and Henry Edward Hopkins born 10 May 1896. In 1895 when Albina was 39, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Albina registered at the Burrundie polling place. Her occupation was listed as "married woman". Albina died in Adelaide, South Australia in 1934.
Related link: West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide (S. Aust.)
'Family Notices', The Advertiser, 22 October, 1934, p. 14.
'Government Gazette', South Australian Weekly Chronicle, 28 March, 1885, p. 4.
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
Northern Territory
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