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|Also known as:||Clapp, Harriett|
|Date of Death:||1904|
|Place of Birth:||England|
|Place of Death:||Sydney (N.S.W.)|
|Biographical notes:||Harriett came to the Territory with her husband Henry in 1891. She was one of the few white women who lived at Borroloola, where they managed a store. Harriet was one of the first 82 women in the Territory who enrolled to vote in April 1895. She gave birth to a son in January 1892, who died a month later. In 1893 she had an amazing escape during a cyclone, when a heavy piece of timber crashed through the roof where she was sheltering. Later that year Harriet gave birth to another son and in 1985 the family moved to Palmerston where she became a member of the Anglican Church and participated in activities, while Henry managed of A. E. Jolly’s operation. Harriett gave birth to a daughter in May 1899 but she died in February 1901. After the death the family left the Territory and sailed to England where they had left their only son with family members. They then returned to the Territory, where Henry resumed managing the Jolly’s operation. By 1903 Harriett became ill and sailed to Sydney for medical attention. A month later Henry joined her and together they sailed to England to see their son. Harriett died in England in 1904 and her husband sent a telegram to her friends about her death; the Anglican Church rang the bell as a mark of respect for her in recognition of her contributions to the community.|
|Related link:||James, Barbara, Helen J. Wilson, and Joanne Van Os. Occupation, Citizen : The Story of Northern Territory Women and the Vote (1894-96). Darwin, N.T.: B. James, 1995.|
|Appears in Collections:||Territory Women|
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