Mayse YOUNG OAM
Also known as: née Dowling
Died: 2006Special Achievements:
First woman to be elected as president of a Race Club (Pine Creek) in 1963
1994 - Medal of the Order of Australia.
2003 - Northern Territory Tribute to Women
Mayse ran the Pine Creek Hotel until the 1950’s when she and her family moved to Katherine and invested in the Commercial Hotel. They also invested in pastoral land including the cattle station, Birrindudu.
Mayse became the President of the Red Cross Society and worked as a volunteer with many other organizations.
Mayse's life story is told in her book No Place For a Woman (1994)
Vale Mayse Young – genuine lady missed. Northern Territory News. March 28, 2006:28-29.
Forrest, Peter. Mayse’s dream set to come true. Northern Territory News. July 17, 2001:28-29.
Nugent, Maria. (2002). Women’s Employment and Professionalism in Australia: Histories, Themes and Places. Canberra, ACT: Australia Heritage Commission, p. 67.
OLD PLAYFORD CLUB HOTEL
“In 1929 the Dowling family purchased the hotel, and Evelyn M Dowling became the licensee."
Personal Correspondence with NPWHF