Mary V. Austin

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Dame Mary V. Austin (née Hall-Thompson; 29 July 1900 — 10 September 1986)[1] was an Australian community worker and political activist.[2] The daughter of Admiral P. H. Hall-Thompson and his wife, Helen (née Deacon), she was educated in New Zealand at Marsden College, Wellington.

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Damehood[edit]

She was appointed DBE on 16 June 1979 for community and welfare services.

Family[edit]

She married Ronald Albert Austin (1893-1965) on 9 June 1925. The couple had one child, Derrick Albert Austin, who was born in 1926. Little other information exists regarding her personal life in Mortlake, Victoria.

Sources[edit]

  • Draper, W J (ed.), Who's who in Australia, 1983, 14th edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1983
  • Draper, W J (ed.), Who's who in Australia, 1980, 23rd edn, The Herald and Weekly Times, Melbourne, 1980, vol 928, page 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melbourne, National Foundation for Australian Women and The University of. "Austin, Mary Valentine Hall - Woman - The Australian Women's Register". www.womenaustralia.info. Retrieved 2017-10-20. 
  2. ^ Some sources indicate Valentine, not Valerie, as her middle name
  3. ^ Australian Government Office for Women Faith, Hope, Charity site

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