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Ethel Maud Dangar (1869–1935)

The death occurred at her home, Turee station, Coolah, yesterday, of Mrs. Ethel Maud Dangar, wife of Mr. R. H. Dangar, of the well-known family of pastoralists.

Mrs. Dangar, who was a generous-hearted, public-spirited lady, was all her life intimately associated with welfare work of various kinds, and did notable service with the Australian branch of the Red Cross Society in London during the war, in association with her daughter, the late Mrs. Denis Allen. She afterwards was president for several years of the Singleton branch of the Red Cross Society, and, fired with enthusiasm for the cause, was very active in promoting the interests of the Country Women's Association, being president of the Mudgee-Coolah group of that organisation. Her sympathy with all causes that had for their object the betterment of individuals of the community was unfailing and practical.

A superb horsewoman, Mrs. Dangar in her younger days was a well-known figure in riding and jumping contests. In the breeding of blood stock few women in the State were better authorities.

Daughter of a pioneer station owner, the late Mr. Vincent Dowling, of Lue, Mudgee, Mrs. Dangar was a sister of Mrs. Hubert Fairfax, and of Mr. Willoughby Dowling, and Mr. Frank Dowling, and was the mother of Mr. Harry Dangar, the well-known artist.

The funeral will take place at Rookwood this afternoon. There will be a service at the Crematorium at 2.30.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 1935, p 15

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'Dangar, Ethel Maud (1869–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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  • Dowling, Ethel Maud

New South Wales, Australia


5 June, 1935 (aged ~ 66)
Coolah, New South Wales, Australia

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