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Gepp, Lady Jessie Powell (1878–1963)

Lady Gepp

Lady Gepp

Born, Footscray, Victoria.

Daughter of James Walker Hilliard, of London, England.

Wife of Sir Herbert Gepp, K. B., Consultant on Development to the Commonwealth Government; Director of various companies and of the Aerial Geological and Geophysical Survey of North Australia, financed by the Governments of the Commonwealth and Queensland and Western Australia; Chairman of the Commonwealth, Development and Migration Commission, 1926-1930; General Manager Amalgamated Zinc (de Bavay's) Ltd., 1909-1916, and of Electrolytic Zinc Co. of A/asia Ltd.. 1916-1926; son of William John Gepp, of Adelaide.

Family, one son, four daughters; Orwell, Degree of Bachelor of Agriculture, Melbourne University; Kathleen; Dorothy, M. B., B. S., B. Sc., Melbourne University; Constance, Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne University; Margaret, educated at Ivanhoe Grammar School, Presbyterian Ladies College, and Church of England Grammar Schools.

ACTIVITIES. Member of both the Executive and the House Committee of the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg. On the Hospitality Committee of the English Speaking Union. Interested in all forms of Social Welfare Work. Actively engaged during the Great War (1915-1916) in America with Red Cross work. Has travelled extensively throughout Europe, on the Continent, U. S. A., Canada, etc.

HOBBIES. Bridge, Gardening.

CLUBS. Quamby, Victoria League, English Speaking Union.

ADDRESS. “Gainsborough,” St. Kilda Rd., Melbourne, Victoria.

Original Publication

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

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