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Florence BESLEY

Also known as: née Ruthven

Special Achievements:

One of two first white women to climb Mt Gillen, Northern Territory.

Additional Information:

1900 - Left Adelaide, for Alice Springs to become companion to Mrs South (wife of Stuart Arms Hotel owner), and came by buggy all the way.  Was married to the Foreman of Telegraph line, Archibald John "Blackjack" BESLEY.