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Bailey, Alice Gertrude (1869–1952)

Daughter of Rev. W. P. Wells, Methodist minister. Came to Australia from England in 1854. Sister of Rev. H. R. Wells, O. B. E., Missionary and Educationalist in Hong Kong for the last 48 years.

Born, Bendigo, Victoria.

Wife of Ernest Thomas Bailey, Chief Inspector, Commercial Bank of Australia, son of Thomas and Marion Bailey, of Adelaide, S. A. — Mrs. Bailey arrived from Scotland 1847 (still living).

Family, two sons: Kenneth Hamilton M. A., B. C. L. (Oxon. ), Barrister-at-Law, Gray’s Inn, A. I. F., Viet. Rhodes Scholar, Professor of Public Law, Melb. University; Ernest Clive, L. D. S., B. D. Sc., Melb., D. D. S., North-western Univ., U. S. A., practising in Melbourne, Dental Surgeon.

ACTIVITIES. Member of Melbourne Croquet Club and Methodist Ladies' College Old Collegians’ Club (President, 1931).

ADDRESS. 5 Dunraven Av., Toorak.

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  • Wells, Alice Gertrude

Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia


Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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