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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Emily Caroline Barnett
Name: Barnett, Emily Caroline
Also known as: Creaghe, Emily Caroline
Robinson, Emily Caroline
Date of Death: 1944-11-11
Place of Birth: Bay of Bengal (India)
Date of Birth: 1860-11-01
Place of Death: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Occupation: Explorer
Guesthouse Proprietor
Biographical notes: In December 1882 Emily, often known by her second name Caroline, and her husband Harry Creaghe, left Sydney by steamer to join Ernest Favenc’s expedition leaving from Thursday Island. The expedition was to explore a region of the Northern Territory that was bound by the Nicholson River, Powells Creek and the Macarthur (McArthur) River. Caroline kept a detailed diary of her adventures. She was one of two women on the expedition, the other was Favenc’s wife. Elizabeth Favenc became ill and her husband escorted her back to Sydney. The Creaghes and four other men carried on with the expedition, a two hundred-mile (322 km) ride south-west to Carl Creek station which they reached at the end of the month. It was a dangerous and difficult task with one man dying of heat stroke. The expedition and a now pregnant Caroline reached Powells Creek on 14 May 1883. They carried onto the Katherine Telegraph Station and then to Port Darwin. They boarded a ship for Sydney on 22 August 1883. Source: Northern Territory dictionary of biography. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2008.
Related link: "Honor to whom honor is due", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Tuesday 18 October 1921, p.1.
"Pioneer Drovers (From Australasian)", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Friday 28 January 1927, p.7.
"Interview with a Lady Passenger", The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 20 June 1899, p.5.
Australian Dictionary of Biography : Barnett, Emily Caroline (1860-1944)
"Messrs. Favenc and Crawford's Exploring Expedition", The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Thursday 19 July 1883, p.3.
Related Materials: Creaghe, Emily Caroline, 1861-1944. Diary, [manuscript]. NTC 919.4295 CRE
Creaghe, Emily Caroline, 1861-1944. The diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe : explorer. North Adelaide, S. Aust. : Corkwood Press, 2004. NTC 919.429 CREA
Frost, Cheryl. The last explorer, the life and work of Ernest Favenc. Townsville [Qld.] : Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland, 1983. NTC B919.4 (FAV) FRO
Maff, Winsome. Katherine's no lady : a history of the Katherine area. [Katherine, N.T.] : National Trust of Australia (Northern Territory) : Corporation of the Municipality of Katherine, [1986]. NTC 994.295 MAFF
Northern Territory dictionary of biography. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2008. NTC 920.9429 NORT
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