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Enid Betty Laver (1906–1973)

Edith Betty Laver

Edith Betty Laver


Born, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria.

Daughter of Colonel Edward Needham Waters, Patent Attorney and member of the firm of Edward Waters & Son, the oldest firm of Patent Attorneys in Australia. Deputy Master of the Findon Harriers Hunt Club and one of the oldest followers of the hounds in Australia; also a former Interstate tennis player. Mother, the late Enid Emily Waters (nee Whiting), a direct descendant of Sir John Moore of the Peninsula Wars.

Wife of Arthur William Laver, Esq., Manufacturer, of Melbourne; son of the late Arthur Laver, owner of grazing properties in Queensland, and one of the earliest pioneers to cross through Queensland to the Gulf of Carpentaria: Nephew of the late Frank Laver, former International Cricketer; Professor W. A. Laver, late Ormond Professor of Music of Melbourne University; Dr. C. W. Laver, of Kalgoorlie, after whom the town of Laverton was named, and who was a fellow explorer with the late Lord Forrest; the late Alfred Laver, who for over 35 years was a well-known Benevolent Asylum Superintendent of Castlemaine and Cheltenham, Melbourne; and Ralph Laver, founder of the late firm of Laver Bros. Co. Pty. Ltd.

COMMITTEES. For four years was a Member of Committee of the St. Kilda Auxiliary of the Women’s Hospital. Member of Yarra Branch, Country Women’s Association of Victoria.

HOBBIES. Hunting (hunted for some years with the Findon Harriers Hunt Club), Tennis and Reading.

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Edith Betty Laver

Edith Betty Laver


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  • Waters, Enid Betty

Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


1973 (aged ~ 67)
Mornington, Victoria, Australia

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