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Dempsey, Mary (c. 1811–1826)

This entry is from People Australia

Mary Dempsey, an Aboriginal Tasmanian, thought to have been born in Hobart in 1811, was adopted by William and Jane Dempsey. She was baptised on 23 February 1819 and was buried at St David's cemetery, Hobart.

* information from Biographical Database of Australia — — accessed 31 July 2020

Citation details

'Dempsey, Mary (c. 1811–1826)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


c. 1811
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


6 November 1826
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death


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