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Dangar, Lucy Jane (1842–1914)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The death of Mrs. Lucy Dangar has left a wide blank in the lives of her many friends, and her loss will be sadly felt by all those with whom she came into contact. Quiet and unobstruslve, Mrs. Dangar was nevertheless a strong force for good in the community, and one who know her well says: "I know of no one who had such a sweet, strong influence over all around her."

Her generous help and ready sympathy will be surely missed in many quarters; at St. John's Church, Darlinghurst, where she took an active part in all movements; and in the Mothers' Union, of which she was vice-president, and one of the foremost members, as well as one of the best speakers. But it is, perhaps, in the Ragged School that her loss will be most deeply felt, for there she was indeed a friend to the friendless. She was one of the most constant subscribers to the school, and every Christmas for years and years, she gave the school children a treat. It was not just the ordinary tea-party and present for a crowd of children, but each child was a living personality to her, and for each she had a kindly word that showed her interest sprang from her heart. By her death the children of the school have lost one of their truest friends.

Mrs. Dangar was also interested in the work of the Young Women's Christian Association, the Fresh Air League, the Children's Hospital; indeed, all works for the help of the poor and needy had her sympathy, and her place will be hard to fill.

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'Dangar, Lucy Jane (1842–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 September 2020.

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