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Alice Currie (1861–1947)

Alice Currie

Alice Currie

Vandyck

Daughter of the late George Currie, Esq., Pastoralist, of Puckawidgee Station, Riverina district, New South Wales.

ACTIVITIES. Miss Currie is the originator of a fine practical scheme of organ¬ised Residential Model Camps for country family summer holiday accommodation, properly sanitated and supervised, made self-supporting by charges on the lowest scale possible and solely for the great majority of those in the hot inland who otherwise could not afford a summer change at all. The demonstration of this scheme has been so popular that it has led to the formation of the “Country Peoples’ Holiday Camps Association,” with Miss Currie as President. It is strongly felt that this movement should extend to the other States, where the summers are longer and, therefore, the need of a change greater. The Model Seaside Camp is widely recognised as the only practical method of dealing with people in numbers and without costliness of construction. The need is a national one. It was the realisation of this from personal experience which has been the main spring of Miss Currie’s efforts for the country people, whose interests she has at heart and worked for, for many years.

CLUBS. Victoria League, Lyceum.

ADDRESS. “Yarrow,” Tintern Av., Toorak, Melbourne. Victoria.

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Alice Currie

Alice Currie

Vandyck

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Birth

1861
Victoria, Australia

Death

21 January, 1947 (aged ~ 86)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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