The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Knight, Maggie
Knight, Maggie, the popular colonial actress, was born in Auckland, N.Z., where her father, Mr. James Knight, managed the theatre. Migrating to Melbourne, Miss Knight soon took up a foremost position, and in Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane gave proofs that she is to be fairly ranked among the most useful and versatile of colonial stock actresses. She married Mr. H. R. Jewett, an actor, in 1885, in Tasmania. She travelled through the United States, and visited England, where she took Miss Kate Rorke's part in Held by the Enemy, supporting Mr. Charles Warner at the Grand Theatre. Returning to Australia, Miss Knight has since been "leading lady" in Mr. Bland Holt's company.