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Box, Anne Fraser (Annie) (1863–1942)

Anne Box, by Jack Cato, n.d.

Anne Box, by Jack Cato, n.d.

from Who's Who in the World of Women, vol 2, 1934

Mrs. H. Box (Anne Fraser)

Born, Richmond, Victoria. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Mitchell, of Lilydale, Victoria; parents of Dame Nellie Melba. Wife of the late Henry Box, Merchant, of Melbourne, Victoria; son of Henry Box, Esq., of St. Kilda, Victoria.

ACTIVITIES. Life Governor, Children’s Hospital. Keenly interested in all forms of Social Welfare work. During the Great War was actively engaged in Red Cross work in Sydney, New South Wales. Has travelled extensively, and completed a world’s tour with her sister, Dame Nellie Melba, during the early part of her career.

HOBBIES. Home Making and Gardening.

CLUBS. Quamby, Queen’s Club (Sydney).

ADDRESS. “Mayfield,” Murphy Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria.

Original Publication

  • Who's Who of the World of Women (Reference Press Association), vol 2, 1934 (view original)

Citation details

'Box, Anne Fraser (Annie) (1863–1942)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/box-anne-fraser-annie-16305/text28256, accessed 5 August 2020.

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Anne Box, by Jack Cato, n.d.

Anne Box, by Jack Cato, n.d.

from Who's Who in the World of Women, vol 2, 1934