Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Waller, Frances Clara (Fanny) (1858–1930)

Mrs. Fanny Clara Waller, wife of Mr. J. H. F. Waller, solicitor, of West Maitland, died on Thursday night, in Riverview Hospital, West Maitland, after a long illness. Mrs. Waller was a daughter of the late Mr. Abel Cobcroft, a member of one of the pioneers of the Maitland district, and had spent practically all her life in East Maitland. She was Mayoress of East Maitland for 14 years, and for two years Mayoress of West Maitland. while her husband occupied the office of Mayor, and carried out her duties with dignity, and with credit to both towns. She identified herself for many years with charitable movements, and was prominently associated with the Red Cross and other patriotic bodies during the war. As a member of St. Peter's Church of England parish, East Maitland, Mrs. Waller devoted her energies to parochial work until ill-health caused her retirement. In hospital matters she was also an energetic worker, co-operating with various committees in its interests. Her lovable and generous disposition and desire to assist all in need won her a wide circle of friends, who will learn with regret of her death.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Maitland Daily Mercury (NSW), 17 May 1930, p 7

Citation details

'Waller, Frances Clara (Fanny) (1858–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 October 2020.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2020

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Cobcroft, Frances Clara

16 July 1858
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia


15 May 1930
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

Religious Influence
Military Service