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Waterhouse, Mary Jane (Janie) (1853–1935)

The funeral of Mrs. M. Janie [Mary Jane] Waterhouse, who died at Lindfield on Thursday, in her 82nd year, took place at the Waverley Cemetery, in the presence of immediate relatives and friends, after a service at the Lindfield Methodist Church, conducted by the Revs. R. O'D. Finnigan and B. Deane. The eldest daughter of the late Mr. E. Vickery, M.L.C., and the widow of the late Mr. G. J. Waterhouse, of Woodford, Mrs. Waterhouse was deeply interested throughout her life in the work of the Methodist Church and actively associated with the work of the Dalmar Children's Home. Her lifelong devotion to the cause of foreign missions frequently prompted generous support. The Weroona Home for Aged Women, Leichhardt, was an instance of her generous spirit, and her home at Woodford, after the death of her husband, was made over to the Methodist Church as a gift to the War Memorial Hospital, Waverley.

Mrs. Waterhouse, during her early and middle life, was a keen naturalist. A portion of her fine collection of shells was presented to the Australian Museum, and the remainder, together with a large number of paintings of Australian wild flowers, was given to the Sydney Teachers' College. She was an honorary correspondent of the Australian Museum, an honorary member of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, and a life member of the New South Wales Naturalists' Society. She is survived by three sons—Dr. G. A. Waterhouse, B.E., of Killara; Professor E. G. Waterhouse, M.A., of Gordon; and Mr. L. V. Waterhouse, B.E., of Neutral Bay—seven grandsons, and four granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

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'Waterhouse, Mary Jane (Janie) (1853–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/waterhouse-mary-jane-janie-16364/text28323, accessed 25 September 2017.

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