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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Kathleen Weaber
Name: Weaber, Kathleen
Also known as: Hayes, Kathleen
Date of Death: 1969-05
Place of Birth: Beaudesert (Qld.)
Place of Death: Sydney (N.S.W.)
Occupation: Business Owner
Biographical notes: Kathleen married William Brown (Bill) Weaber in 1916. They went to Western Australia, before continuing on to Tennant Creek where they heard there was gold in the region. They camped near the Wheal Doria on what is now the aerodrome. Their son found gold, he was with his father, who was blind, and a friend they pegged out four leases Raising Sun, Weabers Find, Kimberley Kids and Noble’s Nob all named by Kathleen. Kate’s first home in Tennant Creek was on the southern side of the Noble’s Nob hill a bough shed then a move to the Raising Sun mine and by 1938 had built what was then the best house in Tennant Creek, now the site of the Peko park. Kathleen was the first Country Women’s Association (CWA) president the meeting was held at her house and she was very involved with the Catholic Church. She paid for the church to be transported from Pine Creek and also helped to pay for the re-erection. Tragedy struck Kate’s family her daughter was killed in an air crash in 1937, her husband died on 5 October 1940 and her son was killed over Norway while serving with the Royal Air Force on 31 October 1940. Kathleen left Tennant Creek after her husband’s death and the house was acquired by the government. She hoped to work the leases again at the end of the Second World War, but was unable to buy the house back. In poor health, she decided that the mining leases should be sold and she moved to Brisbane with her son then to Sydney where she passed away in May 1969. Source: Northern Territory dictionary of biography: volume three. N.T. : NTU Press, 1992. p. 346-347.
Related link: Carment, D. 1949-. Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography. Rev. ed. ed. Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2008.
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