Margaret May COLE
Also known as: née Bridge, Mabel
Died: 1 November 1964Additional Information:
Pioneer in Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia.
Taught herself to read and write.
At 10 years of age drove four-in-hand loaded outfit, through rough Queensland country for a year to Western Australia when hired help had fled because of terrain.
Father bought station which he named 'Mabel Downs'.
Husband, Tom Cole, was first man to bring cattle through Canning Stock Route - Halls Creek to Wiluna Rail.
Baldwin, Suzy. (December 1, 1988). Unsung Heroes and Heroines of Australia Hardcover. Sydney: Australia in Print:115-118.