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Stawell, Florence Melian (1869–1936)

News was received by cable message yesterday of the death in England of Miss Melian Stawell, youngest daughter of the late Sir William Stawell, a former Chief Justice and Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria. Miss Stawell began her University career in Melbourne, and was an early student at Trinity College Hostel (now Janet Clarke Hall). She went to England about 1880, and gained high honours at Newnham College, being a senior classic scholar, and attaining envied distinction in subsequent years by her cultured and erudite translations from the Greek classics. Cultured, learned, and the valued friend of many great classical scholars, Miss Stawell made her home in England ever since her student days, only coming to Australia on brief visits to see her relatives. One brother was the late Sir Richard Stawell, the distinguished physician. She is survived by two other brothers, who live in England, and by two sisters—living in Victoria.

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'Stawell, Florence Melian (1869–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stawell-florence-melian-8632/text27303, accessed 1 May 2017.

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