Septima Dunham Wiseman
Septima Dunham Wiseman
Date of Birth unknown
Place of Residence Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Arthur Richard Wiseman
Childrens Names Edith Agnes

Mrs Septima Dunham Wiseman, formerly Wells, was born in England in 1865. She married Arthur Richard Wiseman in Dec 1887 at Louth, Lincolnshire, England. Arthur, a linguist and printer, worked at the War, Foreign and India Offices and at the British Museum printing oriental languages. Their daughter, Edith Agnes, was born in London, but died at sea on 21 Jul 1890 on the voyage to Australia on the Oruba. Both Septima and Arthur became involved with the community in Launceston. Septima was a soprano in the Tasmanian Exhibition Choir in 1891-92. She most likely supported her husband in the affairs of the Home for Boys, the Society for Crippled Children, the Bible Society and St John's Church. Arthur worked as an overseer in the jobbing department of the Daily Telegraph.

Septima died on 28 Jul 1948 aged 83. She was buried at Carr Villa with her sister Elizabeth Wells in Section B10 No 24. Septima's death notice in The Examiner states that she has 'rejoined the spirit of her long lost and ever tenderly remembered child and left her body to be at rest in the grave of her sister'. Arthur wrote the book Like a tree in new leaves dressed which he dedicated to the memory of his devoted wife. Arthur died on 2 Oct 1957 aged 92 and was buried with Septima.

Jenny Moore & Marion Sargent Sep 2008