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Beatrice Mary Duckett (1865–1938)

Beatrice Mary Duckett

Beatrice Mary Duckett


Born, Baringhup, Victoria. Daughter of Robert Joseph Lawrence, Esq., of Belfast, Ireland.

Wife of the late Edward Duckett, Esq., Hardware Merchant, of Hawthorn, Melbourne; son of Edward Duckett, Esq., of Yorkshire, England.

Family, two sons: Eric Lawrence and Roy Edward. Both educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.

ACTIVITIES. Patroness of Hawthorn Red Cross Welfare Association; President of Hawthorn and Camberwell Branch of the Ministering Children’s League; President for the past 14 years of St. Martin’s and St. John’s Home for Boys; Member of the Committee of Melbourne Orphanage. During the Great War took an active interest in Red Cross work. Has travelled extensively throughout England and on the Continent.

HOBBIES. Gardening, Music.

ADDRESS. Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Beatrice Mary Duckett

Beatrice Mary Duckett


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  • Lawrence, Beatrice Mary

14 July, 1865
Baringhup, Victoria, Australia


28 June, 1938 (aged 72)
Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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