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Brookes, May (1874–1938)

May Brookes, by Jack Cato, n.d.

May Brookes, by Jack Cato, n.d.

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

Miss Brookes (May)

Younger daughter of the late William Brookes, of Warwickshire, England, and Catherine Margaret Brookes, of Portadown, North Ireland. Sister of Herbert, Harold and Norman Brookes. Born, Charnwood Crescent, St. Kilda, Melbourne. Educated at Shipley House, South Yarra, Melbourne.

ACTIVITIES. First grade tennis player and twice Lady Golf Champion of Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Specialised in Music and Painting. Spent four and a half years in Egypt, where during the War she sang and assisted at entertainments for the Australian soldiers and the wounded in hospitals. Since then has travelled extensively, being an enthusiastic motorist and collector of antiques. As an artist has exhibited her work in the famous galleries of “Georges Petits,” Paris (1932), and the “Whistler Room,” in Walker’s, London (1933).

HOBBIES. Music, Painting, Collector of Antiques. Author of book entitled: “Wildflowers and Wanderings.”

CLUBS. Alexandra, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Overseas (London), Tourist Club (France), Royal Automobile Club and A. A. C. (London).

ADDRESS. “Yelvertoft, ” Caroline St., South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria.

Original Publication

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

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