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Title: Mary Lindsay
Date of Death: 1912-09-18
Date of Birth: 1905-01-20
Place of Birth: Parish of Liff and Benvie (Scotland)
Place of Death: Darwin (N.T.)
Place of Burial: 2 ½ mile Cemetery
Cultural heritage: Scottish
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Mary married James Lindsay or Jas at the Palmerston Registry Office on 1 September 1887. James was a saddler and harness maker. He came to the Territory from Brisbane. It was Mary's second marriage and they were married for 23 years. Mary's previous married name was McGee. An application made by James Lindsay in 1888 for the licence to the Bridge Creek Hotel at Bridge Creek was withdrawn, but James did open an eating house and refreshment rooms at The Union in 1889. In 1895 when Mary was 52, 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 "married woman" and she registered to vote at The Union Polling Place. Mary was active in politics, throwing her support behind C.E. Herbert for the election following Federation. Her husband James died in Palmerston after a brief illness on 3 March 1910. Mary was to die two years later in September 1912. While she is not listed on cemetery records, the newspaper describes her burial at the 2 ½ mile cemetery in Palmerston.
Related link: 'Family Notices', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 26 September, 1912, p. 2.
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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