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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Amy Isabel Conway
Name: Conway, Amy Isabel
Also known as: Bennison, Amy Isabel
Fannon, Amy Isabel
Whittaker, Amy Isabel
Date of Death: 1939-05-17
Place of Birth: Palmerston
Date of Birth: 1877-09-27
Place of Death: Katherine
Place of Burial: Katherine
Cultural heritage: English
Occupation: Boarding house keeper
Biographical notes: Amy Isabel Conway was a boarding house keeper and a foundation member of the Country Women’s Association. Her husband was a drover and she often travelled with him through out the Northern Territory. On his death, she returned to Darwin where she made a living out of taking in laundry, cooking at the hospital and providing meals and accommodation to the single men in town. Amy Conway was known as a strong woman who had a hard and sad life as she had buried three husbands. When she died the ladies of the Country Women’s Association paid tribute to her by purchasing the headstone. Source: Women of the Kath-rine. Pearl Ogden. Winnellie, N.T. : Pearl Ogden, 1994.
Related link: PictureNT : Police Station
Related Materials: Hill, Ernestine. The territory. Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1951. NTC 994.29 HIL.
Northern Territory dictionary of biography. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008. NTC 920.9429 NORT
Ogden, Pearl. Women of the Kath-rine. Winnellie, N.T. : Pearl Ogden, 1994. NTC 305.4 OGDE
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