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Ada Jane Tremearne (1857–1942)

Ada Jane Tremearne

Ada Jane Tremearne

Born, Creswick, Victoria. Daughter of the late Francis N. Martin, who arrived with his wife from England in 1854; engaged in teaching, became part proprietor of the Creswick Advertiser and later the Ballarat Star, which he edited.

Wife of the late Dr. John Tremearne, of St. Ive’s, Cornwall, England, who practised as Consulting Surgeon in Creswick and in Melbourne until his death in 1912.

Family, six children, one daughter, five sons (two living): John Eliot, Music and Dramatic Critic of the Melbourne “Herald”; Frank B., served in Great War, now on Australian United Press Limited; Major Arthur John Newman (eldest son), M. A., LL. M., M. Sc., Dip. Anth., Hausa Lecturer and Worts Travelling Student, Cambridge; author of many scientific books on West African tribes; member of committee which visited Australia with Science Congress, arrived 4th August, 1914, and read his papers at the Melbourne University, being on furlough had to return to England by the first boat as war was declared; active service in South Africa, West Africa and Great War; killed at first battle of Loos, 1915.

CHARITIES. President, Gentlewomen’s Aid Society. On Committee of Lady Northcote Free Kindergarten, Lovell House Hostel. For many years was Vice-president, Toorak Branch, A. W. N. League. Member, Time and Talents Society. During Great War was connected with Red Cross Society.

HOBBIES. Painting and Music.

CLUBS. Alexandra, Victoria League.

ADDRESS. Mandeville Crescent, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria.

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Ada Jane Tremearne

Ada Jane Tremearne