b. 1874 at” Oakbank” Gullengutta, Warialda district near Graman NSW
(Parents: Alexander Dill Gamble and Fanny O’Donnell)
d. 20 October 1956 at Parramatta
Aged 82 years
Interred Northern Suburbs Cemetery General Section D6 Grave 10
Catherine was the seventh child and fourth daughter in the family and like her eldest sibling Fanny Anne spent her younger years living on the family property “Oakbank” occupied with domestic duties and teachings from the family Bible delivered by her father.
Catherine was 10 years of age when her mother died and was very much attached to her eldest sibling Fanny Anne 11 years her senior.
Catherine with her niece Olga Speers at Newcastle Beach 1922
Catherine never married and lived with Fanny Anne all her life, assisting with tasks, duties and responsibilities.
Catherine was self-taught and extremely proficient in the art of fine lace work, some of her work can be seen in the publication ‘The Gentle Arts’ - 200 years of Australian Women’s Domestic & Decorative Arts. To this day pieces of her work are preserved and available to be exhibited at the Power House Museum, Sydney.
Lacework by Catherine Gamble as shown in "The Gentle Arts - 200 Years of Australian Women's Domestic & Decorative Arts" - Jennifer Isaacs.