Given names: 
M. A.
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Sheet No: 107

Originally transcribed as M A Wonne

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Martha Annie Mayne was born in 1857 in Victoria, Australia – the daughter of Joseph Jewell Mayne, a miner, and Martha Perry. (See 79 Martha Mayne)

Her father left Victoria for the Otago goldfields in 1861 and Martha followed with her mother and siblings five years later.

They settled on the Queenstown goldfields and Martha married William Gavin Donne, a butcher, in 1879.

Martha and William had eight children and lived in Queenstown where Martha signed the suffrage petition.

In 1897 William died as the result of a fall from a horse and Martha re-married in 1901 to Alfred Ernest Anderson, a clerk.

Martha and Alfred had two children in Queenstown before they retired to Dunedin in later life.

Martha died 17 February 1927 at her home in St Clair, Dunedin and Alfred died in 1940.

They are buried together in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.


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