• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3766

Cox, Martha Caldwell

(1854 – 1947)
  • Born 1 January, 1854, South Australia
  • Died 1 March, 1947, Wagga Wagga New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Pastoralist, Pioneer


Martha Cox married selector David Cox, and lived and worked with him on their property in the Condobolin (western) district of New South Wales. Under harsh and isolated conditions, she cooked for workers, carried out household chores and farm work, and made her own butter, cheese, jam and soap. Toward the end of her life, she composed a detailed journal of her days on the land.

Published resources

  • Book
    • The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six women who changed the course of Australia, De Vries, Susanna, 2003
  • Resource