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Margaret Forbes (?–1926)

Margaret Forbes, n.d.

Margaret Forbes, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1926

The death occurred of Margaret Campbell Forbes, widow of the late G. C. Forbes, on 17th May, after a short illness, at Burrumbeep Estate, Maroona, Vic. The deceased lady came out from Scotland to be married. She arrived in March, 1875, and was married at Scott's Hotel, Melbourne. She took up her residence at Burrumbeep and lived there until the time of her death.

Mrs. Forbes was a woman of quite exceptional capabilities. Apart from her manifold social and philanthropic activities she acted as managing trustee of the Burrumbeep Estate from the date of the demise of her husband in 1898. Burrumbeep, it may be mentioned, ranks as one of the most important pastoral properties in the Western District of Victoria, and the trusteeship involved a constant and active participation in the management. In all those years the Merino flock and wool clip were maintained at a high level. Mrs. Forbes was a devout member and liberal supporter of the Presbyterian church, and took an active interest in all charitable and social movements, being president of the Maroona Red Cross Society during the war, and vice-president of the Ararat branch of the Australian Women's National League.

Her loving disposition endeared her to all who knew her, and her sudden death came as a great shock. She leaves four daughters to mourn her loss, viz.:—Miss Edith and Ruth Forbes, Mrs. A. E. Macleod, Menenia, Mininera, Vic., and Mrs. W. A. Kilpatrick, Allanvale, Great Western, Vic.

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Margaret Forbes, n.d.

Margaret Forbes, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1926

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17 May, 1926
Maroona, Victoria, Australia

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