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Rutledge, Lady Rose Ann (1862–1937)

Lady Rose Rutledge

Lady Rose Rutledge

Ronald Esle

Born, Castlemaine, Victoria. Daughter of the late Captain Robert F. Davey, of Norfolk, England, who arrived in Victoria in 1852 with early pioneers.

Second wife of the late Hon. Sir Arthur Rutledge (son of the late James Rutledge, Esq., of Sydney, N. S. W. ), Q. C., K. C., called to the Bar, Brisbane, Queensland, 1878; Q. C., 1901. Attorney-General for Queensland 1883-8 and 1899-1903. A Member for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1878 until his retirement. Appointed a Judge, Queensland, 1906. Chairman of London College of Music, Brisbane; also Brisbane Art Gallery.

INTERESTS and ACTIVITIES. Interested and actively engaged in Church and Philanthropic Work. Chairwoman for 14 years, Victorian Try Boys' Society; Vice-president Girl Guides; Member, National Council of Women; Auxiliary of Women’s Hospital; W. C. T. U.; National Women’s League; and numerous other charitable bodies. Whilst resident in Queensland was a member of Lady Lamington Hospital Committee; Foundation and Life Member of Wattle League Art Scholarship; President, Toowong Red Cross, and Life Member of Central Red Cross; Member of University Women’s Hostel Committee; and Life Vice-president of Queensland Methodist Women’s Auxiliary for Foreign Missions, etc., etc.

ADDRESS. "Tamavua," 400 Glenferrie Road, South Hawthorn, Melbourne, Vic.

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