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Collins, Violet Etta (1877–1948)

The death occurred early on the morning of Monday, January 5, at her home, "Muyanato," Oliver's Hill, Frankston of Mrs. Edmund [Violet Etta] Collins, prominent Frankston district citizen and noted worker for charity and public benefit. The late Mrs. Collins enjoyed great popularity throughout the shire and surrounding district, and news of her passing caused widespread regret.

Mrs. Collins possessed a lovable and charitable disposition, and was kind to all she met, whatever their class or creed. She was president of the Alfred Hospital Auxiliary (inaugurated by her father) from 1920 until three years ago. It was with great reluctance she relinquished the position mainly on account of failing health. She was also president for 13 years of the Darling Babies' Home, and retired from office three years ago.

Mrs. Collins was one of the original founders of the Frankston Junior Library, which has won world renown in the short period of two years. Her work for the Red Cross was wonderful, and her beautiful needlework for the Red Cross Shop will never be forgotten. Kind and understanding, she gave freely to all deserving causes.

A daughter of the famous Singleton family, Mrs. Collins was, in her young days a crack shot with gun and rifle and was also a celebrated horsewoman.

Mrs. Collins is survived by her husband, daughters, Aylmor, Norme and Esme, and two sons, E. S. (Jim) and T. H. Collins, to all of whom sympathy is extended.

After a Memorial Service at St. Paul's, Frankston, on Wednesday morning, January 7 the funeral left for Springvale, Crematorium where there was a very large gathering of relatives and friends. Rev. Whyte conducted the services.

Messrs. Hector Gamble & Son had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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'Collins, Violet Etta (1877–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/collins-violet-etta-18506/text30177, accessed 10 December 2019.

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