Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Edith Susanah Chalk (?–1922)

There passed away yesterday afternoon at her residence, Gympie, Mrs. Edith Susanah Phillips Chalk, after a prolonged illness. The deceased lady was born in County Middlesex, England and came out to Australia in the S.S. 'Rivieria' in the year 1889 with her landing at Melbourne. Four years on they came on to Queensland, and after residing for some years in Brisbane, went to Clermont, where the deceased lady was married. Three years later, they came on to Maryborough, where the family resided for three years, but later resided in Gympie, where they remained up till the time of Mrs. Chalk 's death. She was much loved and respected for her kind nature and practical sympathy for those in distress. The deceased lady leaves a husband, Mr. James Chalk, and one daughter, Miss Gladys Chalk, to mourn their sad loss. Her father. Dr. James Barman Finemore, resides at Gayndah, and there are three brother — Messrs. William J. H. F., Douglas S. M. and Percival D. P. Finemore, and one sister, Mrs. Pory Birchley, of Perth, Western Australia. The remains will arrive from Gympie this evening, and the funeral will leave St. Paul's Church of England to-morrow (Sunday) at 1.30pm.

Original publication

Citation details

'Chalk, Edith Susanah (?–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 June 2024.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2024

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Finemore, Edith Susanah

22 June, 1922
Gympie, Queensland, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.