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167729 (Indigenous) Midwife - - 1802 - History of NSW - George Barrington
AMONG the natives of this country, neither the midwife, or man-midwife, would find any employ, for females receive no assistance, and women only are suffered to be present, as the children are suffered to come into the world by the efforts of nature, and it is by no means uncommon to see the woman a few hours after her delivery walking about as usual. The new born infant is carried about a short time by the mother on a piece of bark, till it acquires strength

165398 Bevitt (midwife) Mrs. - 13 January 1830 Sydney The Australian
Coroner's Inquest by Major Smeathman on the body of midwife Mrs. Bevitt who died suddenly

165401 Connolly (midwife) Mary - 8 October 1831 Rushcutting Bay Sydney Monitor
Inquest on the body of Eliza Richardson who died in child birth. Midwife Mary Connolly, prisoenr of the Crown who practised as a midwife occasionally

165394 Jones (midwife) Mary - 3 October 1825 Sydney SG
Government Midwife. Salary from 1st October 1823 to 31 December 1824. £15

165399 Melon (alias Fishburne) (Midwife) Sarah - 22 January 1831 Sydney The Sydney Monitor
Sarah Melon indicted for killing a male child at Windsor on 26th September 1831. She had acted as a midwife and delivered Mrs. Slaney of the infant in question

165400 Midwife - - 8 October 1831 Sydney Sydney Monitor
To the Committee for the Management of the Sydney , Dispensary .Gentlemen, I am sorry that the report of a late Coroner’s Inquest is not a solitary Instance of death, and (in other instances) of extraordinary suffering in child birth, Which has come under my notice. I believe there is only one certificated midwife in Sydney, but great numbers of women practice in this calling ; and from ten to fourteen ears experience gives them a pretty good insight into their profession, and enables them to perform this office with safety nine times out of ten, and to discriminate when the aid of a professional man is required. These women are high in their charges, far beyond the means of the poorer class of labourers, who are consequently obliged to procure the aid of a second and third class of midwives. The ignorance and carelessness of the latter go to injure many unhappy females. . Many are rendered infirm and disabled for the rest of their lives. Such I do assure you is often a too-true picture of the misery of the poor man's but in this Colony. A few weeks back I was told of a young woman who was in great distress, without the means of procuring a midwife, and who had inconsequence employed a mere nurse. It happened that a benevolent lady, the wife of a member of the Australian Bar, called at the house, and on catechising the woman, discovered that she was not only totally ignorant of her profession, but was at the time in a state of inebriation, Gentlemen, I have dwelt upon this latter subject rather from the pleasure of recording the philanthropy of this lady, than from the necessity of pointing out so minutely the advantages of the appointment of certificated midwives, to attend on the wives of the poor when they cannot afford to employ one. If such a person were appointed, and paid a yearly stipend by your society, and her residence and the means necessary for obtaining her assistance published once a week in the public journals for a month or two, I have no hesitation in saying, that you would be the means of saving many of the lives of your fellow creatures. I have the honor to be, Gentlemen, your obedient servant..

165402 Midwife - - 20 June 1832 Parramatta Female Factory Sydney Monitor
Inquest on the body of an infant who died in the lying in ward at the Factory. The head nurse and midwife testified that the child had been infected with the itch

165395 Midwife (Corrar-gee) - - 18 August 1826 - The Monitor
SIR, It may be interesting to some of your readers to learn, that the woman who escaped from the wreck of the Trial brig on this coast, to-the Northward of Port Macquarie, is still, or very recently in being, sojourning with a tribe of Aboriginal natives, together with her daughter now about 12 or 13 years old. She was married (possessed) by one of the tribe, by whom she has had two children, one of either sex, the male child according to * custom, was put to death, the female lives, she acts as "corrar-gee," or midwife, 'to the matrons of the tribe, and is respected by them accordingly; they are however so jealous lest she should see a white man, and be thereby induced to leave them, that they have madi boori (or kill'd) three white men, supposed to be in search of her. Her daughter, (the one wrecked with her,) adds my informant, will be " wienna"(or marriageable) next spring. The native from whom I received the above account, belongs to a tribe that " sit down" near Liverpool Plains, says he had seen the white woman often with her daughter and younger "picaninna;" is very circumstantial in his story, and adds, that he has a brother married in the same tribe, and would shew white people to them, provided they would not shoot his brother. Yours, &c. A Bushranger

165403 Mumford (midwife) Mrs. - 6 June 1833 Harveys Cottage Parramatta Sydney Herald
Mrs. Mumford intending to practise as a Midwife. Previously employed in that capacity for several years in the Female Factory without even one accident occurring

165404 Neale (midwife) Mrs. Canton 2 November 1835 Parramatta Sydney Herald
Mrs. Neale, Midwife, appointed midwife at the Female Factory. Having a considerable portion of her time disengaged, respectfully soliciting the patronage of such Ladies as may be desirous of obtaining the assistance of a duly qualified Midwife during their accouchment.

165405 Neale (midwife) Mrs. Canton 23 March 1837 Parramatta /Sydney SH
Resigned her position at the female factory and carrying on in private practise.

167730 Pritchard (Midwife) Caroline - 1867 Glebe Sydney Baillieriers Postal Directory 1867
Occupation midwife

167731 Searle (midwife) Grandma - 1882 at sea Women of the Sea by Edward Rowe Snow
Grandma Searle mentioned in ‘Women of the Sea’ as being a midwife from Newcastle New South Wales who delivered Johanna Colcord, daughter of Captain Lincoln Alden Colcord at sea between Newcastle and Yokohama, Japan.

165392 Sims (midwife) Mrs - 1 February 1812 Sydney SG
Midwife to the General hospital, Sydney from 10th October to 31st December 1811. Remunerated £8/19/8d

165393 Sims (Midwife) Mrs. - 18 August 1812 Sydney SG
Midwife to the General hospital, Sydney. Remunerated £10

165397 Turnley (midwife) Mrs - 1 May 1829 Brickfield Hill The Australian
TURNLEY, Midwife of the London Lying-in Charity for Delivering Poor Married Women, and holding her Diploma from that Institution; respectfully begs leave to inform the inhabitants of Sydney, that she intends to follow her profession here, and hopes she may meet with that encouragement which one holding a certificate under such an Institution, patronised by his present Majesty, and initiated by the celebrated Dr. Sims, might naturally expect. Mrs. Turnley flatters herself, that from a number of years experience (as her diploma will shew) she is perfectly mistress of her profession. '