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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Eliza Ryland
Name: Ryland, Eliza
Also known as: O'Connor, Eliza
Date of Death: 1895-12-18
Place of Birth: Ireland
Place of Death: Darwin
Place of Burial: Palmerston Pioneer Cemetery
Cultural heritage: Irish
Occupation: Publican
Biographical notes: Eliza was born in Ireland in about 1851; by March 1876 she had migrated to Palmerston where she was charged with assaulting a man. That man in turn was charged with using abusive language towards her. At age 26, on 26 November 1877, she married 33 year old publican, George Henry Ryland, of Rum Jungle Hotel. In 1895, Eliza was one of the 82 Northern Territory women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. She had just turned 44; she registered at Palmerston and her occupation was listed as "married woman". Eliza was unable to vote, however, as she died at Rum Jungle on 18 December 1895 of 'carbuncle debility'. Eliza is buried at Palmerston Pioneer Cemetery. George died in 1911 age 67 of tuberculosis.
Related link: "In memoriam" Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 18 December 1896, p.3.
"Police court" North Australian, 4 January 1884, p.3.
Palmerston Cemetery - Ryland, Eliza.
Related Materials: James, Barbara. Occupation, citizen : the story of Northern Territory women and the vote (1894-96). Darwin : B. James, c1995. NTC 324.623 JAME
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