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Fairbairn, Lady Lorna Bessie (1888–1948)

Lorna Fairbairn, n.d

Lorna Fairbairn, n.d

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

Daughter of the late G.P. Robertson, of Coragulac, Colac. Born Coragulac. Father played cricket for Oxford, and also was instrumental in getting first English Team to visit Australia. Grandfather, William Robertson, held very large estates at Colac, which he took up in 1840. The Robertson herd of Shorthorns was known all over Australia. Originally settled in Launceston in the year 1822. Married Sir G. Fairbairn, Grazier, and Director, Dalgety & Co., A. M. P., Union Trustee Co.

Lady Fairbairn was very actively engaged during the War, and took up work driving ambulances in France for the British Red Cross, serving with this unit in 1915, later being on loan for two years with the Canadian Red Cross, where she served till the end of the War. Returned from active service abroad in July, 1919.

CHARITIES. Has been a prominent supporter in raising funds for the Alfred Hospital, Big Brother Movement and Victoria League.

ADDRESS. 3 Como Avenue, South Yarra, and "Greenlawn, ” Mt. Martha. Victoria.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Argus (Melbourne), 20 August 1948, p 5

Citation details

'Fairbairn, Lady Lorna Bessie (1888–1948)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/fairbairn-lady-lorna-bessie-1081/text25987, accessed 19 October 2018.

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Lorna Fairbairn, n.d

Lorna Fairbairn, n.d

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