Caroline Palmer – 1886

The next Postmistress, Mrs Caroline Palmer came from Melbourne, (1) She was appointed Postmistress and money order and Government Saving Bank agent at St Marys. (2) The Post office files at the Australian Archives just say that Mrs Palmer was later appointed to Waterloo but the Nepean Times supplied the reason for her leaving. “Mrs Palmer, our late postmistress, who has been unable to attend to her duties through a severe illness, has left us altogether” and Mr E Robbins of Braidwood, and formerly of Penrith has been stationed here. The old assistant Master F Charker is still there. (3) Mr Hewitt had been acting Postmaster during 1888, while Mrs Palmer was ill.


  1. Australian Archives SP32 Files, Post Office, St Marys. Letter from Post Office and Telegraph Department, Melbourne, Mr Jackson, Deputy Postmaster General, Certificate of Service issues on 15 June 1883.
  2. Australian Archives SP32 Files 14 July 1886
  3. Nepean Times 23 June 1888, p4 Mr Charker describes St Marys in the 1850s in the Nepean Times, 1924.