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Mitchell, Katherine Augusta (1863–1947)

The death occurred at her residence, Sandy Bay, Hobart, yesterday of Mrs. Katherine Augusta Mitchell, widow of the late Mr. J. G. Mitchell, of Jericho.

Born in Sydney, Mrs. Mitchell was the eldest daughter of the late Judge Forbes, a former district court judge of N.S.W.

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell resided at the property, "Ellesmere," Jericho, for some years, and took an active interest in church and local affairs.

During the First World War Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell made Ellesmere House available as a convalescent home for returned soldiers and sailors.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Mitchell made a substantial gift to the St. John's Church of England hospital for the erection of a wing to be dedicated to the memory of her husband, to be known as the James Graham Mitchell memorial ward.

Mrs. Mitchell took a keen interest in the Clarendon Children's Home. She was also a generous subscriber to the Church Hut for Soldiers.

The funeral will take place at Cornelian Bay tomorrow, following a service at St. David's Cathedral.

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'Mitchell, Katherine Augusta (1863–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 September 2019.

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  • Forbes, Katherine Augusta

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


23 April 1947
Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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