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Title: Elsie Marsh
Date of Death: 1948-01-14
Date of Birth: 1871-07-11
Place of Birth: Adelaide (S.A.)
Place of Death: Black Forest (S.A.)
Occupation: Post Mistress
Biographical notes: Elsie Mackellar Marsh was born on 11 July 1871 to Robert McKellar Murray and Jane Louisa Murray nee Hammond in Adelaide. Elsie's father was appointed to the Northern Territory postal service in the 1870s, prompting the family's move to the Territory. After the death of her father in 1893 Elise and her mother moved back to Adelaide. Elise arrived back in the Territory on 1 September 1895 where she married Robert William Henry Marsh, a 31 year old civil servant, two days after her arrival. Elise and Robert lived at Katherine and then Pine Creek where Robert was posted with the telegraph service. In 1895 when Elsie was 24, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Her occupation was listed as "married woman". The family left Pine Creek for South Australia in 1912. Elsie died aged 76 at Black Forest on 14 January 1948; Robert died in 1951 at Victor Harbour.
Related link: 'Family notices', South Australian Chronicle, 16 August 1951, p. 34.
Related Materials: James, Barbara. Occupation : Citizen. The Story of the Northern Territory Women and the Vote (1894 - 1896), Darwin : Barbara James, 1995. NTC 324.623 JAME
Subject: Women
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