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Title: Amelia Ernestina Kilian
Date of Death: 1962-11-05
Date of Birth: 1873-11-29
Place of Birth: Amherst (Vic.)
Cultural heritage: Prussia
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Amelia Ernestine was born in Victoria in 1873, a second child to Charles Frederick Kilian and his wife Amilie. She had a brother, Henry Otto, also born in Victoria in 1870. Amelia's twin siblings were born on 23 April 1876 in the Northern Territory. Her brother Henry Otto died from diabetes when he was almost 21. In 1895 Amelia was one of the 82 Northern Territory women who registered to vote. She was one of the youngest women to register at 21 and her occupation was listed as 'spinster'. Amelia and her mother remained active in politics and the community, being two of the many who gave their support to C.E. Herbert to be their elected member.
Related link: 1900 'Election House of Assembly.', Northern Territory Times and Gazette (Darwin, NT : 1873 - 1927), 21 September, p. 2
Related Materials: James, Barbara & Wilson, J. Helen & Os, Van Joanne. Occupation, citizen : the story of Northern Territory women and the vote (1894-96), B. James, Darwin, N.T, 1995. 324.623 JAME
Subject: Women
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