Campbell Town, Tasmania
84 High Street
Mary and Gavan Anderson are the great-grandchildren of Jabez and
Mary Ellen Bartlett of Campbelltown, Tasmania.
Jabez Bartlett was a trader and dealer in Campbelltown from the
mid 1850's, a business he started after receiving his pardon or
'Certificate of Freedom' on the 31 May, 1853.
In 1856, Mary Ellen Walsh was given her Certificate of Freedom,
and on the 16 November 1864, the first of their seven children,
a daughter Emma, was born. Their seventh child, Alicia Maud, was
born on the 7 June, 1880, thus beginning a small dynasty of
Maud was to become the Pianist and Music Director for the
Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind orchestra, which performed
concerts to assist in raising money for that organization. Her brother,
Charles, a vocalist who played the flute, had suffered blindness due
to an accident at the age of eight and was in the care of the RVIB.