The story of Isabella Mary Kelly is unique in the history of New South Wales as she was the only single female who was a settler in her own right. She was entirely without any bond of marriage, nor was there a male companion in her life. Arriving in Sydney in 1834, she chose a life as a settler in a remote district of the young colony, purchasing 895 acres of land “near Mt. Kangat” on the northern bank of the Manning River upstream from Wingham. Isabella called her property “Mount George” and she ran the station herself, another remarkable feat for a young single woman in the colonies.
Wingham resident and playwright Maggie Young based the play on the book The Trials of Isabella Kelly and it is performed by the Wingham Players.
- WHEN: Saturday 23 May 2015 at 2.00pm
- WHERE: Barrington Hall on Argyle Street, Barrington (the main street)
- COST: Tickets $20 with afternoon tea available after the play at 3.30pm.
Details from Deborah on 6558 4324.