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In the Colony She Was the First

Charlotte Devine (1854–?) & Winston Terry (1851–1925)

Charlotte Devine was the granddaughter of Andrew Whitehead and Martha (nee Hayes) on her mother’s side, and on her father’s side the granddaughter of Phillip Devine (per Alexander) and Anne Doyle (per Juliana), First Fleet convicts who were part of the first settlement on Norfolk Island. In 1884 Charlotte married Winston Simmons Terry, and they had five children.
Winston was the son of Ralph Terry, a miller and hop farmer, and the owner of Lachlan Mills, and the grandson of John Terry, ‘one of the earliest settlers in the New Norfolk district, where he was much and generally esteemed’. So substantial were the Terry hop farms that at harvest time they were able to employ upwards of 100 men, women and children.

Hops were planted in Van Diemen’s Land in 1804, and grew well.  Commercial hop farming began in the 1820s, and supported a growing number of local breweries in the Colony.  Harvest time provided seasonal work for thousands of families, for men, women, and children.
Hops were planted in Van Diemen’s Land in 1804, and grew well. Commercial hop farming began in the 1820s, and supported a growing number of local breweries in the Colony. Harvest time provided seasonal work for thousands of families, for men, women, and children.

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