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Dangar, Elsie (1880–1944)

Mrs. Elsie Dangar died at her home, Arlington, Edgecliff Road, on Sunday. Before her marriage she was Miss Elsie McDonald, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald, of Sydney. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Rodney R. Dangar, and her daughter, Roslyn, a member of the A.W.A.S.

Mrs. Dangar had many interests. Her appreciation of art was very great, and she gave sympathetic encouragement to many young Australian painters. Her love of beauty was manifested in the many crusades in which she took part to prevent the needless mutilation and destruction of trees and to preserve historic buildings such as Burdekin House, Francis Greenway's Immigration Barracks, and Elizabeth Bay House.

She had a vital and sympathetic interest in the work of the Bush Brotherhood and the Bush Book Club, and, as a member of the committee of the Children's Hospital and the Sydney Day Nurseries, worked untiringly for the welfare and happiness of children.

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'Dangar, Elsie (1880–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dangar-elsie-13515/text24213, accessed 25 November 2017.

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