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Ethelina Ann Burmester (1877–1948)

Following a sudden seizure about a week ago the death occurred at the Victoria District Hospital early this morning of Ethelina Ann Burmester, widow of the late Mr. H. P. Burmester. formerly of Snowden Street. The deceased, who was born at Bendigo seventy-one years ago, spent many years of her early married life on the Lake Way Goldfield, later known as Wiluua. She was subsequently at various centres on the Murchison and North-Eastern Goldfields before settling in Geraldton in 1930. A devout adherent of the Methodist Church, the late Mrs. Burmester was a member of the Ladies' Guild, whilst, during the war she toiled untiringly at canteens established to cater for troops in the district. Her husband predeceased her in 1945 and she is survived by two sons (Mr. C. Burmester, of London. England, and Mr. N. Burmester, of Geraldton). Another son (Sergeant E. F. Burmester) was the first resident of Geraldton to be killed in the last war. A member of the 2/11th Battalion, he was killed in action at Tobruk in the Libyan campaign on January 21st. 1941. The funeral of the late Mrs. Burmester will be held on Monday morning next.

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'Burmester, Ethelina Ann (1877–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 April 2024.

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


15 May, 1948 (aged ~ 71)
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

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