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Alice Currie (1861–1947)

Miss Alice Currie, who died in Melbourne on Tuesday, was widely known for her work for country people. She was the youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George Currie, of Puckawidgee, Deniliquin, and as a member of a pioneer pastoral family she was deeply concerned with the loneliness and hardships of the women and children of the outback.

After 25 years of endeavour she had the satisfaction of seeing the Country People's Holiday Camps Association established, with a permanent camp at Dromana. This camp enables country families to enjoy seaside holidays at rates within their means, and every year many country people derive pleasure and improved health from a holiday there.

Miss Currie is survived by a sister and a brother.

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'Currie, Alice (1861–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Victoria, Australia


21 January, 1947 (aged ~ 86)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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