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Fox, Laura Mary (1860–1949)

Mrs Laura Mary Fox, 89, of Jupiter st, Caulfield, Melbourne University's second woman graduate, died on Tuesday.

As Laura Moerlin, she graduated BA in 1885 and MA in 1887. Later she became a school-teacher.

Mrs Fox transcribed books into Braille in the last 40 years of her life. She was an office-bearer of the Ladies' Benevolent Society, and worked for Red Cross.

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  • Moerlin, Laura Mary



2 August 1949
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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