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Brookes, Dorothy Clare (1887–1949)

Mrs Dorothy Brookes, wife of Mr Harold Brookes, of Flint Hill, Woodend, died at her home on Wednesday after a long illness.

Mrs Brookes was keenly interested in public affairs and actively interested in various charities. She was president for more than 14 years of the Australian Women's Liberal Club and president of the Woodend branch of the Australian Women's National League for 20 years. She was formerly chairman of the Bush Library of Victoria League and president of the Alexandra Club. She was a noted hostess with a great love of her garden, which was thrown open to the public each year during the rhododendron season, the proceeds benefiting church and other charities.

Mrs Brookes was a daughter of Mr Fred Bird, a noted Melbourne surgeon. She is survived by her husband, one son, Mr John Brookes, and two daughters, Margaret (Mrs John Colquhoun) and Liberty (Mrs Roderick Sinclair). The private funeral took place yesterday.

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'Brookes, Dorothy Clare (1887–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/brookes-dorothy-clare-16309/text28261, accessed 24 November 2017.

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