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Alberta Bessie McDonald (1877–1941)

Alberta Bessie McDonald

Alberta Bessie McDonald

Ronald Esler

Born, Echuca, Victoria. Daughter of Albert Elliott, Esq., Brewer, of Geelong, Victoria.

Wife of Edward Allan McDonald, Barrister and Solicitor, Mayor of Geelong, Victoria; son of Donald McDonald, Esq., Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Family, four sons, two daughters: Beatrice C. Lyall, Dip. Ed.; Allan E. McDonald, Barrister and Solicitor; E. Colin McDonald, Assistant District Officer, Territory of New Guinea; Alberta B. McDonald, Vice-president Geelong Ladies’ Hockey Club, Vice-president Geelong Branch Australian Women’s Association; Stuart M. McDonald, Chairman, Toc H., Geelong; Gordon D. McDonald, Student.

ACTIVITIES. President, Promoter and Organiser of the "Geelong Women’s Centenary Exhibition,” which was unique and greatly beneficial to the Victorian Centenary; Vice-president of League of Nations’ Union, Geelong; Vice-president of Geelong Baby Health Centre; Member of Committee of the District Nursing Society, Geelong; Past President of Newtown and Chilwell Kindergarten and Y. W. C. A., Geelong. Interested in all forms of organised Charity work.

HOBBIES. As a girl a champion horsewoman. Gardening, Golf.

ADDRESS. "Talisker,” Retreat Road, Geelong, Victoria.

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Alberta Bessie McDonald

Alberta Bessie McDonald

Ronald Esler

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Alternative Names
  • Elliott, Alberta Bessie

April, 1877
Echuca, Victoria, Australia


17 October, 1941 (aged 64)
Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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