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Lady Christina Martha Brunton (?–1937)

The death of Lady Brunton wife of Alderman Sir William Brunton occurred at her home, Selkirk, Glenferrie Road Malvern on Saturday evening, Lady Brunton had been in indifferent health for some time and had been compelled to relinquish some of her philanthropic activities

Born in Londonderry, North Ireland, Lady Brunton was the youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs David McFadden. On November 16, 1932, she was mairied to Sir William Brunton at Longville (NSW). Among the many charitable movements with which she was associated were the Melbourne auxiliary of the Masonic Intermediate Hospital of which she was president, Scots Church auxiliary of St Andrew’s Hospital of which she was also president, the Melbourne Ladies Benevolent Society, the Austin Hospital, the Malvern auxiliary of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind and the City Free Kindergarten. Her kindly disposition won for her many friends.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at the Melbourne General Cemetery, leaving Selkirk at 2 30 Arrangements are in the hands of Le Pine and Son Pty Ltd.

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  • McFadden, Christina Martha

2 January, 1937
Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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