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Fairfax, Ruth Beatrice (1878–1948)

Mrs. Ruth Beatrice Fairfax died in Sydney to-day.

Mrs. Fairfax dedicated herself to service for its own sake, which made her name almost as well known abroad as in Australia.

In 1922 she founded the Queensland Country Women's Association, and became its president. Her enthusiasm and ability made the C.W.A. a force in all matters affecting the welfare of women on the land.

She became vice-president and later State secretary of the C.W.A. in N.S.W., and in 1934 she was made a vice-president of the World Association of Country Women.

In 1935 she received the O.B.E. in recognition of her services.

Before her marriage Mrs. Fairfax was Miss Ruth Dowling. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Hubert Fairfax, and her son, Mr. Vincent Fairfax, who is a director of the Sydney Morning Herald.

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'Fairfax, Ruth Beatrice (1878–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fairfax-ruth-beatrice-6134/text24598, accessed 22 November 2017.

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