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Ellen Frances Norman (1887–?)

Ellen Frances Norman

Ellen Frances Norman


Daughter of the late Cornelius Patrick O'Leary, of Lambs Valley Station, New England, New South Wales.

Wife of H. C. Norman, Australian General Manager of Henleys Telegraph Works.

Family, only daughter: Mary Frances, educated at Mandeville Hall, Melbourne.

CHARITIES. Particularly interested in all forms of charities, especially the Blind Association, Returned Soldiers’ Homes. Brighton Red Cross and the Orthopaedic Hospital.

COMMITTEES. Member of the Committee of the Blind Association Auxiliary Hospital, and Brighton Red Cross. Has travelled extensively in Europe, England, and New Zealand, where she was present at the thrilling rescue of three stranded Alpinists by the plane piloted by Captain Mercer. Was one of the first two women to land in Arawata Gorge.

HOBBIES. General Literature, Horti¬culture, Collector of Glass and China and Antique Furniture.

CLUBS. President of Kingston Heath Golf Club Associates, Member of Emerald Country Club.

ADDRESS. Menzies Avenue, Brighton Beach, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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'Norman, Ellen Frances (1887–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 June 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Ellen Frances Norman

Ellen Frances Norman


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  • O'Leary, Ellen Frances

Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia

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