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Isabel May (Diana) Tweddle (1875–1945)


Born, Deniliquin, New South Wales. Daughter of the late Henry William Hunter and Mrs. Hunter, of New South Wales.

Wife of Joseph Thornton Tweddle, Esq., Managing Director of Messrs. Andrew Bros. Pty. Ltd., of Melbourne, who was the donor of the Tweddle Wing of Queen’s College, Melbourne University, and Tweddle Wing of Wesley College. The Tweddle Hospital and School of Mothercraft was a gift by him to the City of Footscray. Son of the late Thomas Tweddle, Esq., of County Durham, England.

Family, one son, two daughters: Angus Hunter, educated at Wesley College, Melbourne; Shirley Thornton, and Betty Isabel—both daughters received their education at “Fintona” Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Camberwell, Victoria.

ACTIVITIES. Mrs. Tweddle has had two exhibitions of her paintings in Bond Street, London. A foundation member of the Twenty Painters’ Society; also a member of the Contemporary Art Group, Melbourne Society of Women Painters and the Victorian Artist’s Society. Studied under Bernard Hall and the late Fred McCubbins at the Melbourne National Gallery.

CLUB. Lyceum.

ADDRESS. "Yallambee,” Harcourt Street, Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria.

This person appears as a part of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 12. [View Article]

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  • Hunter, Isabel May

26 November, 1875
Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia


9 July, 1945 (aged 69)
Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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