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Martha Blomfield Clarke (1860–1951)

from Mercury

Martha Blomfield Clarke, who died at New Town on Monday, aged 91, devoted many years to helping the Tasmanian Institution for the Blind, Deaf, and Dumb. Miss Clarke was awarded the M.B.E. in 1946 for her services to the institution. She was a member of the board of management of the institution for many years. Miss Clarke was a member of the Tasmanian Braille Writers' Association for more than 30 years, and for a long period was president. When the Braille Mutual Progress Society was established she was appointed secretary. Miss Clarke was one of the persons mainly responsible for the building of the braille library at the Blind, Deaf, and Dumb Institute. A service for the late Miss Clarke will be held in the Davey St. Congregational Church, at 11.30 a.m. today. The funeral will arrive at the crematorium, Cornelian Bay, at 12.15 p.m.

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