The Dictionary of Sydney was archived in 2021.
Irish housemaid from Kinsale in County Cork who was tried for stealing sheets and sentenced to seven years transportation, arriving in Sydney in 1825 with her daughter. John Dalley applied for a ticket of leave to marry her which was initially rejected and so the couple were only able to marry once Catherine was granted her freedom. The couple moved to Sydney and her husband ran a successful store on George Street. The couple had seven children together, however, four of them died before they reached adulthood.