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de Lauret, Louise Blanche (1852–1947)

The very many friends of Miss Louise Blanche de Guerry de Lauret were grieved to hear of her passing late on Friday night at her home, Wynella. Miss de Lauret had not enjoyed the best of health for some time past and the end was not altogether unexpected by her close relatives.

Miss de Lauret was a daughter of the Marquise de Guerry de Lauret, who came to Australia from France in 1840 and settled in the Goulburn district. What is now known as Kenmore was in those days, part of the de Lauret estate.

She was born in Goulburn and has lived here all her life. She was closely associated with her brother, the late Austin de Lauret, who died in 1930. There is now only one member of the family alive, Mother Clare, O.P., of the Dominican Order. Other sisters were: Madame Werner, of London: Mrs. E. P. Simpson, of Sydney; Mrs. Dalglish-Bellasis; Mrs. W. M. Arnold, and Rev. Mother Joseph, O.P.

Miss de Lauret came from a very old French family and her grandfather was the Governor of: Pondicherry, under the kings of France.

Mr. Austin de Lauret was for some years engaged in grazing on the Macquarie, but returned to the Goulburn district.

Both he and his late sister used to enjoy immensely the social activities of the picnic races at Tirranna and she herself was one of those charming persons whom it was a pleasure to know and a privilege to have as a friend.

Mass was held at. S.S. Peter and Paul's Cathedral on Sunday morning in her memory at 10 o'clock. The burial took place in the old Catholic Cemetery: at North Goulburn at 2.30 in the afternoon.

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'de Lauret, Louise Blanche (1852–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/de-lauret-louise-blanche-18096/text29677, accessed 21 November 2017.

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