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Buxton, Dame Rita Mary (1896–1982)

Rita Buxton, by Jack Cato, n.d.

Rita Buxton, by Jack Cato, n.d.

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

Mrs Leonard Buxton (Rita Mary)

Born, South Yarra, Melbourne. Educated Melbourne, Victoria. Wife of Leonard Buxton, Esq., well known in racing circles.

Family, three daughters: Alison, Beverley, Carolyn.

MAIN INTERESTS. Sport. Owner of High Syce, Highland, Parsee and Elarby, also owned Inglefield, who won weight-for-age races; most prominent of records was Caulfield Cup won by High Syce, 1929.

CLUBS. Metropolitan, Peninsula Country Club.

HOBBIES. Riding, Tennis and Golf.

ADDRESS. “Toronto,” Hampden Road, Armadale, Melbourne.

COUNTRY HOME. “Glynt,” Mount Martha, Victoria.

This person appears as a part of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 17. [View Article]

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