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Casey, Evelyn Jane (1867–1943)

The death occurred yesterday of Mrs Evelyn Jane Casey, sen, who formerly was one of Melbourne's best-known hostesses, and had a wide circle of friends, who appreciated her kindly and generous nature, which was often reflected in many unrecorded charitable deeds.

She was the mother of Mr R. G. Casey, British Minister of State in the Middle East, and Mr Dermot Casey, of Melbourne. Mrs Casey was the widow of the late Mr R. G. Casey, former chairman of many mining companies, also Goldsbrough, Mort, and Co Ltd, and a former chairman of the VRC. She was born in Queensland.

Mrs Casey had been ill for some months, and died at 11 Gipps st, East Melbourne. Her funeral will leave from Christ Church, South Yarra, after a service by Canon Murray, at 10.45am tomorrow, for St Kilda Cemetery. Arrangements will be carried out by A. A. Sleight Pty Ltd.

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'Casey, Evelyn Jane (1867–1943)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 6 July 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Harris, Evelyn Jane

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


11 May 1943
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (breast)

Religious Influence