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Patterson, Isabella Ann (Isabel) (1866–1950)

Born, Richmond, Victoria. Daughter of David Mitchell, Esq., Master Builder and Grazier, of Melbourne; son of William Mitchell, Forfar, Scotland.

Sister of the late Dame Nellie Melba, G. B. E.

Wife of the late Thomas Alexander Patterson, Esq., Estate Agent and Valuer, of Melbourne; son of the late George Patterson, Esq., of Alvick, Northumberland, England.

Family, four sons, two daughters. One son, Gerald, was a former world’s champion tennis player.

CHARITIES. Vice-president and Member of Committee of Dame Nellie Melba Kindergarten.

HOBBIES. Music, Reading.

ADDRESS. Mayfield Flats, Murphy Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria.

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'Patterson, Isabella Ann (Isabel) (1866–1950)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 August 2020.

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  • Mitchell, Isabella Ann

4 September 1866
Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


7 November 1950
Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia

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