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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Harriet Daly
Name: Daly, Harriet
Also known as: Douglas, Harriet
Date of Death: 1927-08-25
Place of Birth: England
Date of Birth: 1854-01-01
Place of Death: London (England)
Cultural heritage: English
Occupation: Author
Biographical notes: Born 1854 the eldest daughter of William Bloomfield Douglas and Ellen nee Atkinson. Her father was appointed the first Government Resident of the Northern Territory in 1870. The family arrived in Darwin on the “Gulnare” in June 1870. Her future husband arrived in Darwin on the same day on the “Bengal”. She returned to South Australia to marry Dominic Daniel Daly on 23 October 1871. Daniel was the nephew of the Governor of South Australia, Sir Dominick Daly and a surveyor with G G McLachlan's No. 6 Party with Goyder's Expedition of 1869. The couple returned to Darwin when Daniel was appointed a member of the Engineer-in-Chief's Department in 1873. Her second child was born in 1874, and the family moved to the Malay States. She published "Digging, squatting and pioneering life in the Northern Territory of South Australia" in 1887. Daniel died in Borneo in 1889. Upon his death she returned to England. She became the London correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald. She died in London on 25th August 1927.
Related link: "English gossip", Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 25 August 1888. p.8
Internet Archive : "Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South ... (1887)"
"Mrs Dominic Daly", Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 4 October 1927. p.4
"Old country notes" Brisbane Courier, Friday 9 March 1888. p.7
Placenames register : Daly Street
Related Materials: Daly, Dominic D. Digging, squatting and pioneering life in the Northern Territory of South Australia. Victoria Park, W.A. : Hesperian Press, 1984. NTC 919.429 DAL
Northern Territory dictionary of biography. Darwin : Charles Darwin University Press, 2008. NTC 920.9429 NORT
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