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Dennis, Martha Annie (1865–1959)

Martha Dennis, n.d.

Martha Dennis, n.d.

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

Mrs S. Dennis (Martha Annie), S.M., J.P. Special Magistrate of Children’s Courts.

Born, Ballarat. Educated at Girls’ Grammar School, Ballarat. Daughter of the late Thomas Carvosoe, a noted musician. Wife of Councillor S. Dennis, J.P., M.H.R. For twenty five years a Councillor for Northcote, and “father” of the Council, and Commissioner of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.

Family, one son and one daughter: Leslie Clive and Irene Helen; one grandson, Clive Geoffrey.

CHARITIES AND ACTIVITIES. Life Governor, Women’s Hospital and also St. Vincent’s Hospital; President of the Women’s Hospital Auxiliary; Founder and Secretary of Northcote Creche; Secretary of the Dorcas Society; Secretary, Women’s National League (Northcote); Member, National Council of Women; Honorary Secretary to the Baby Health Centre since its inception; Treasurer of the Northcote Trained Nurses’ Association; Vice-president, Creche Association; Lady Correspondent of the Neglected Children’s Department. Twice Mayoress of Northcote—1914, when town was proclaimed a city, and 1928. Also switched on the electric light of the city on 27th May, 1914. In 1928 turned the first sod of the beautification work of the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works’ Pipe Reserve. Taken part in all branches of the Northcote High Street Methodist Church.

HOBBIES. Painting and Croquet.

ADDRESS. “Cliveden,” 33 Walker Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria.

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