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Katherine Poulett Browne (1847–1940)

Mrs. Justin [Katharine] Browne, who passed away on Sunday afternoon in her 94th year, was very well known in Launceston until in recent years advancing age kept her to her home. Mrs. Browne, who was a daughter of Rev. R. D. Poulett Harris, was a woman of exceptional ability, and had a very wide and accurate knowledge of things in general. She had a great gift of making friends with all types of people, and whenever there was any need or distress she was unsparingly generous and sympathetic. She was a very earnest churchwoman, and devoted her powers and her possessions to the service of religion. Probably in the days of her activity she was as widely beloved and esteemed as anyone in Launceston. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. D. R. Ritchie and Mrs. A. E. Hutchinson.

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'Browne, Katherine Poulett (1847–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

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  • Harris, Katherine Poulett



24 November, 1940 (aged ~ 93)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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