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Dorothy Cork
« on: Monday 12 June 23 11:13 BST (UK) »
A lady of this name, from Stanmore, Sydney died 4/5/2015 according to Ryerson and the NSW Probate Index - but no indication of age or birth date.
A possible husband, Herrick Maurice Cork, possibly died 2003 in Sydney according to Ancestry trees but no source given.
Can anyone find evidence, like death notices, to help me determine if I am looking for the right people?

Thanks

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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 June 23 11:34 BST (UK) »
According to the Powerhouse Museum, Herrick Maurice CORK died in 2003.
https://collection.maas.museum/object/422095

According to the above biography, his wife Dorothy (nee BUTLER) was born 9 March 1918 at Bombala, NSW if that helps you? Numerous mentions of her as an author in newspapers and on various websites.

I can't see the probate notice for Dorothy CORK in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 June 23 13:14 BST (UK) »
From NSW BDM indexes:
Birth Reg. No. 15430/1918 Dorothy Butler Father Thomas Mother Elsie M Place Bombala
Birth Reg. No. 19588/1914 Herrick M Cork Father Herrick A Mother Winifred H Place Moruya
Marriage Reg. No. 17915/1943 Herrick Maurice Cork to Dorothy Butler Place North Sydney

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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #3 on: Monday 12 June 23 13:32 BST (UK) »
The obituary refers to ‘pulp fiction’ in connection with Dorothy Cork. There are a number of Dorothy Cork romances at archive.org

Sample cover:

Boyd, Dove, Blakey, Burdon


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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 June 23 07:16 BST (UK) »
From NSW BDM indexes:
Birth Reg. No. 15430/1918 Dorothy Butler Father Thomas Mother Elsie M Place Bombala
Birth Reg. No. 19588/1914 Herrick M Cork Father Herrick A Mother Winifred H Place Moruya
Marriage Reg. No. 17915/1943 Herrick Maurice Cork to Dorothy Butler Place North Sydney

Peter
Thanks to Peters post - I found this - of course not all trees are correct - but this goes back to 1755 in Trimmingham ,Norfolk with the male Cork family
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https://gw.geneanet.org/annevla?lang=en&pz=amy+catherine&nz=stevens&p=herrick+ashton&n=cork
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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 June 23 08:02 BST (UK) »
But still waiting to find out if this is the Dorothy CORK m23to53 is looking for. There are a few of that name in the same time period.

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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 June 23 08:12 BST (UK) »
This may help to triangulate.

There is a death announcement for Joan Elsie BUTLER, sister Dorothy Cork, in The Sydney Morning Herald 9th November 1989.

I'm not posting the full text because of the living persons rule: there are four other names, but nothing to suggest that Joan Elsie Butler was married.
Boyd, Dove, Blakey, Burdon

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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 June 23 08:57 BST (UK) »
A different world in the 1940's ::)

These women were terminated as teachers in NSW in 1944 in line with The Married Women (Lecturers and Teachers) Act

Dorothy was teaching at Moree intermediate high school
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/225093343

17915/1943
CORK Herrick Maurice
BUTLER Dorothy
At NORTH SYDNEY

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Re: Dorothy Cork
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 June 23 09:57 BST (UK) »
Though I am not surprised no obituary for a M&B author, I am that is not one for Herrick Cork, a relatively well known artist.

John