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Jessie Fraser (1870–1936)

Mrs J.S. Fraser

Mrs J.S. Fraser


Daughter of Archibald Currie, of Melbourne, who was connected with the Eastern shipping for many years, owner of the Archibald Currie Co. Line, which later was bought by the British India Co.

Born St. Kilda, Australia. Educated, England and Australia.

Married James Sharp Fraser, partner and Director of the Octavius Steel Co., Calcutta and London.

MAIN INTERESTS. Include Organising Secretary for After-Care of Blinded Soldiers, for whom the Red Cross provide the Lady Helen Club for their entertainment. In recognition of services rendered to returned soldiers received the Order of the British Empire, 1919. Other interests include President of the Victoria League, 1927-28; State President, Country Women’s Association in Victoria, and Vice-president of the Bush Nursing Association, as representative of the Red Cross.

HOBBIES. Fond of Music and Gardening.

CLUBS. Alexandra, Victoria League, and Forum Club, London.

ADDRESS. "Court House," South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria.

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