Mary Lindsay

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Mary Lindsay
Profession circus director
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Born 1892-02-07 Wentworth, New South Wales in Australia
Dead 1975-04-17 Kiama in Australia

Spouse(s) Albert Lindsay

Country Australia

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Location at Sole Brothers Circus in Australia

Biography details

Mary Ann Josephine Sole , circus director in Australia

Born 1892-02-07 in Australia dead 1975-04-17 in Australia , daughter of director William Alfred Sole and director Eliza Jane Sole .

Mary Ann Josephine Lindsay (1892-1975), circus artiste, was born on 7 February 1892 at Wentworth, New South Wales, eldest of six children of native-born parents William Alfred Sole, circus bandsman, and his wife Eliza Jane, daughter of William George Perry, a circus performer known as 'W. G. Eroni'. In 1890 the four Sole brothers had joined Eroni Bros Circus as bandsmen.

Mary married Albert Spencer Lindsay, an acrobat in the circus. Next year, after performing throughout Australia and New Zealand on the Fuller circuit, the Lindsays sailed for South Africa and thence for England.

Mary and Bert retired to their home at Manly, Sydney, in 1964. They handed over direction of the circus to their daughter Jean and her husband Joseph Perry. After Bert died, at the age of 81 Mary took up residence in a caravan on the family's 200-acre (80 ha) farm at Dunmore where she tended a range of animals.

She died on 17 April 1975 at Kiama and was buried in Frenchs Forest lawn cemetery; her daughter survived her.


Total: 1 children

  1. Born: ?. Dead: † 2009-12-06 Jean Perry

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Mary Lindsay
Born: 1892-02-07

William Sole

Born: 1869

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Eliza Perry

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George Perry
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Mary Ann Josephine Sole in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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