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Emma Holley

Signed family name
Holley
Signed given name
Emma
Given address
Andersons Bay Road
Sheet number
Town/Suburb
Andersons Bay
City/Region
Dunedin
Notes

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Emma Austin was born on 29 April 1859 in Hobart, Tasmania – the daughter of Abraham Austin, a butcher, and Kate Mary Slattery.

She travelled to Otago in 1863 with her family on the City of Hobart and they settled in Dunedin.

Emma married James William Holley, a blacksmith, in 1878 and they had nine children.

When Emma signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Andersons Bay Road.

James died in 1925 and Emma died on 17 September 1951, they are buried in the family grave in the Southern Cemetery.

Sources

BDM online NZ https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/

DCC Cemetery Records http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/facilities/cemeteries/cemeteries-search

Otago Nominal Index http://marvin.otago.ac.nz

Papers Past https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

Libraries Tasmania https://librariestas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au

Click on sheet number to see the 1893 petition sheet this signature appeared on. Digital copies of the sheets supplied by Archives New Zealand.