Sydney Herald, 2 November 1835.
Mrs Neale arrived on the 8 September 1835, in the colony on the ship the Canton.
Mary was an assisted immigrant and was employed as the Female Factory midwife when she arrived. While it is not known if she had official training for her role she may have and at least had experience working in London.
The advertisement above is from November 1835, in it Mary is telling the colony of her employment and readiness to assist ladies outside of the Factory. Mary worked both as a government employee, for this she was paid fifty pounds, light and fuel, and as a private practitioner. Mary left the employ of the Factory in March 1837 and began work in Sydney, King Street.
Emma Stockburn, Family History Research Facilitator, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2020.
Potter, Lesley; Mistress of her Profession: colonial Midwives of Sydney 1788-1901, Anchor Books, 2017.
Gail Hendriksen, Dr Carol Liston, Women Transported: Life in Australia’s Convict Female Factories, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2008.
Salt, Annette, These Outcast Women, The Parramatta Female Factory 1821-1848, Hale and Iremonger, 1984
Mrs Neale – midwife The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 – 1842) 2 November 1835: 1. Web. 30 Mar 2020 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1529102
Mrs Neal – A Card: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842) 20 June 1837: 1. Web. 30 Mar 2020 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page502337