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Gallagher, Kitty (c. 1785 - c. 1875)

Born
c. 1785
Ireland
Died
c. 1875
Bundarra, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Drover and Farmer

Summary

Kitty Gallagher was transported to Australia with her husband Frank following their involvement in the 1798 Wexford Rebellion. They ran a small cattle run near Scone in the Hunter Valley. After Frank's death, Kitty worked for Henry Dangar as a drover, moving cattle between the Hunter Valley and his Myall Creek property. Gallagher dressed in men's work clothes, drove bulllock teams, and hoed, reaped and ploughed fields. She is remembered by Gallagher Mountain, near Scone, and Kitty Gallagher's Swamp in the Bundarra district of New South Wales.

Barbara Lemon

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