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Delia Constance Russell (1870–1938)

MRS. PERCY RUSSELL (Delia), O. B. E., J. P., S. M.

Descendant of Sir Patrick Douglas, died 1480 and buried in Dundrennan Abbey, Scotland.

Born, Emerald Hill, Victoria. Daughter of J. D. Law, Esq., General Manager, Bank of Victoria, Melbourne.

Wife of Percy J. Russell, member of the firm of Percy J. Russell & Kennedy, Barristers and Solicitors, Melbourne; son of Robert Russell, Pastoralist, of Queensland; member of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

Family, only son, James Leigh, educated at Geelong Grammar School.

ACTIVITIES. President of Women’s Hospital, on the Committee for past 15 years; President of South Yarra Auxiliary of Women’s Hospital; Vice-president of Victorian Almoners’ Institute; Member of the Executive of Play Grounds’ Association of Victoria; Foundation Member of the Talbot Epileptic Colony, Clayton, Member of the Council for 25 years; Founder of the Women’s Hospital Junior League; Member of Committee of the Charity Organisation Society; on the Executive of the University Orchestra; Member of Committee of the British Music Society and the Melbourne Music Club; Member of the Women’s Centen¬ary Council; Member of Committee, Philanthropic and Child Welfare. Her special aim in life is for betterment of women and children. Sits regularly as a Special Magistrate of the Children’s Court. Honoured O. B. E. for distinguished Red Cross Service during Great War.

HOBBIES. Motoring, Music, Travelling (has travelled extensively on the Continent and has paid six visits abroad).

CLUBS. Alexandra, Lyceum, Victoria League. ADDRESS. Cliveden Mansions, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Mrs Percy Russell

Mrs Percy Russell

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Alternative Names
  • Law, Delia Constance

5 April, 1870
South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


16 February, 1938 (aged 67)
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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