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Byrnes, Victoria Leonie (Pat) (1888–1964)

A former Inspector of Schools in the Diocese of Maitland, Miss Pat Palazzi (Mrs Victoria Leonie Byrnes) died last month. For many years Inspector of Schools and examiner in the diocese, she was associated with Mr Kevin Ryan. In later years she was director of studies for teacher training at both St Joseph’s Convent, Lochinvar, and at the Convent of Mercy, Singleton, travelling weekly to the diocese to fulfil this task. Miss Palazzi, born at Bomen (Wagga), 76 years ago, was educated at Mr Erin Convent, Wagga, and took her degrees of B.A. and M.A. at the University of Sydney. She was editor of the Roma Poetry Book, used in the 1930s and 1940s. Miss Palazzi was married to John Joseph Byrnes and lived in Newcastle for many years; in later times she resided in Fairlight Street, Manly. She is survived by her two brothers, Mr Hector Palazzi of Dee Why and Mr Frank Palazzi of Sans Souci.

Original publication

  • Catholic Weekly (Sydney), 4 June 1964

Citation details

'Byrnes, Victoria Leonie (Pat) (1888–1964)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/byrnes-victoria-leonie-pat-1669/text1784, accessed 23 September 2020.

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