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Collins, Violet Etta (1877–1948)

Violet Collins, by Jack Cato, n.d.

Violet Collins, by Jack Cato, n.d.

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Born in Melbourne, and resident at Mt. Dandenong and Malvern for many years.

Grand-daughter of the Rev. William J. Singleton, who arrived in Australia by the “Tasman” in October, 1849. Only daughter of the late Robert Singleton, of “Haverbrack,” Malvern, and “Muyanato," Mt. Dandenong. Mother was the daughter of the late Dr. Embling, of Hawthorn. Educated at Malvern—private tuition—and later at Hadleigh Ladies’ College.

Wife of Edmund Collins, Australasian Attorney for Messrs. W. & A. Gilbey, Robert Porter & Co., and the Appollonaris Co., London; Australasian Representative for G. H. Mumm & Co., Rheims, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Distillers’ Co-operation Ltd. (Amalgamated with Federal Distillery Co. Ltd. ). Mr. Collins is a member of the Australian Club, V. A. T. C. and V. R. C.

Mrs. Collins has two sons and two daughters: Edmund Stanley and Tim Harry, both educated at the Melbourne Grammar School, and Aylmer Norme and Esme Cynthia, both educated at Toorak College.

Mrs. Collins is President of the Frankston Branch of Australian Women’s National League; Member of the Council of the Victoria League; Member of the English-Speaking Union; also Patroness of the Frankston Branch of the Women’s Hospital Auxiliary.

CLUBS. Alexandra Club, Victoria League Club, Lyceum Club, Peninsula Country Golf Club, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria.

HOBBIES. Gardening and Golf. Is especially fond of music and singing, and has frequently sung in public for charities.

CHARITIES. Life Governor of the Alfred Hospital, Vice-president of Frankston Branch, Alfred Hospital Auxiliary; Vice-president, Children’s Hospital, “Orthopaedic” Section Frankston Auxiliary; Vice-president of the Berry Street Foundling Hospital and Infants' Home.

ADDRESS. “Grace Hill,  Mornington Road, Frankston.

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