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Fairbairn, Lady Lorna Bessie (1888–1948)

Lady Fairbairn, widow of Sir George Fairbairn, died early yesterday at her home in Como Av, South Yarra, aged 68.

Nearly all her life she worked for charity, while in her younger days she was one of the best-known sportswomen in Melbourne.

She hunted with the Melbourne Hounds, and was the first woman to gain the club colours of the St Moritz Tobogganing Club.

During the First World War she drove a British Red Cross ambulance.

There will be a service at Sleight's funeral chapel at 10.45am tomorrow, after which the funeral will leave for Springvale Crematorium.

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Argus (Melbourne), 20 August 1948, p 5

Citation details

'Fairbairn, Lady Lorna Bessie (1888–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fairbairn-lady-lorna-bessie-1081/text1077, accessed 25 February 2021.

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