- Jane Elizabeth Tye
- - 1934
- Australia - Northern Territory
- Jane Elizabeth Tye was the Top End's leading midwife for nearly forty years until her death in 1934.
She inherited her skills from her mother, Sarah Bowman, an Englishwoman who studied midwifery in London. Janes's father was wealthy Chinese businessman Lee Hang Gong. Several women in Darwin in 1988 could still recall how 'Granny Tye' helped them during and after their pregnancies.
- Published photograph
James, Barbara, No Man's Land: Women of the Northern Territory, Collins Publishers Australia, Australia, 1989. Details
Original photograph held in the Spillett collection at the Northern Territory State Reference Library.