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Ahronson, Elizabeth (?–1951)

from Manning River Times

Many old residents of Cundletown and the Manning district will learn with much regret of the passing of Miss Elizabeth Ahronson, after a short illness, at a private hospital at Ashfield (Sydney). Miss Ahronson first complained of illness eight days prior to her death, and entered hospital, but despite all medical skill and the best of nursing, she passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday night, August 9.

A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ahronson, very highly esteemed residents of Cundletown for many years – in fact pioneers of the Manning – Miss Ahronson resided there over a number of years and during the whole of that period took a very active part in all matters pertaining to the welfare and progress of the town and district, and made many lasting friendships. It is about ten years since Miss Ahronson visited the Manning where many were glad to renew the friendship of earlier days.

Residing in Sydney she became a very energetic worker for many charitable organisations such as the Red Cross Society, the Society for Crippled Children, and the Sydney District Nursing Association, the Stanmore Auxiliary of which she was treasurer for over 20 years. In addition to these she was keenly interested in the NSW Jewish War Memorial and the Isabella Lazarus Home for Jewish Children at Hunter's Hill.

For about six years Miss Ahronson suffered from impaired eyesight but with great courage and fortitude she continued – with limitations –to lead an active life and by her bright, kind and cheerful disposition was an inspiration to her many friends. She was of a most generous nature, and always sympathetic and kind to those in need. She is survived by a sister and a brother who mourn the passing of a cherished sister.

The funeral took place at the Jewish Cemetery, Rookwood, where the Chief Rabbi of the Great Synagogue, Rabbi Dr. I. Porush, conducted the last sad rites.

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'Ahronson, Elizabeth (?–1951)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ahronson-elizabeth-20239/text31299, accessed 23 September 2021.

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