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O'Hara, Ethel (1870–1949)

Born, Lal Lal, Yendon, Victoria.

Daughter of Archibald Fisken, Pastoralist, Lal Lal Estate, Yendon, who was one of Victoria’s earliest pioneers. Wife of Richard Edward O’Hara, third son of Chas. O’Hara, Esq., Annaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland, and late of Glenelg Station, Warwick, Queensland.

Family, one daughter, Sheela Charlotte.

ACTIVITIES. A past Treasurer for some years of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Society, and head of Needlework Department at Women’s Exhibition in Victoria, organised by the late Lady Northcote. Honoured M. B. E. for War Work rendered in Co. Sligo (Ireland). Member of War Pension Committee and United Service Association. Treasurer and Secretary for National War Certificates. President of Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Zenana Missionary Society, and Y. W. C. A. in Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Chairman of West Chillington (Sussex, England) Women’s Branch of Conservatives’ Association.

CLUBS. Victoria League; Phyllis Court Club, Henley, England.

ADDRESS. “Gaywood,” Pulborough, Sussex, England, and New- park, Ballymote, Co. Sligo, Ireland.

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'O'Hara, Ethel (1870–1949)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ohara-ethel-15182/text30501, accessed 13 June 2021.

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