suffrage_petition
Surname: 
Holley
Given names: 
Emma
Given address: 
Andersons Bay Road
Sheet No: 64
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.

How to cite this page

'Emma Holley', URL: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/suffragist/emma-holley, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 26-Nov-2019

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