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Katherine Maule Milman (1854–1947)

A link with the early pioneering days of Queensland was severed with the death at her home, Applegarth, The Esplanade, Southport, of Mrs Katherine Maule Milman, in her 94th year.

The late Mrs Milman was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Jardine, and came to Queensland from Sydney with her parents when her father was appointed Crown Ranger and Gold Commissioner at Rockhampton in 1859, the year Queensland was declared a separate state.

Rockhampton at that time was only recently established, and the Jardine family lived in a marquee tent until a home could be built. It was from this town that Mrs Milman's two brothers, Frank and Alec Jardine, set off in 1864 to overland cattle to the Gulf Country, thence up the length of the unexplored Cape York Peninsula to Somerset, a Government station established by Mr Jardine (sen.), on instructions from Sir George Bowen the previous year.

In 1871 Miss Jardine met and married Mr Hugh Milman, the second son of Sir Miles Milman. Three years later they visited England. On returning to Queensland they lived at Rockhampton and later at Cooktown. About 1882 Mr Milman, was appointed Government Resident at Thursday Island, where Mr and Mrs Milman lived for many years, Mr Milman died in 1911, since when Mrs Milman lived at Southport.

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'Milman, Katherine Maule (1854–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Jardine, Katherine Maule

New South Wales, Australia


July, 1947 (aged ~ 93)
Southport, Queensland, Australia