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Gatehouse, Florence Nelson (?–1957)

A death of interest to pastoral circles in Tasmania was that of Miss Florence Nelson Gatehouse who passed away at her home, Brockley, near Buckland on August 9th after a long illness. Keen on outdoor pursuits from her early days, she was actively interested in the working of her father's property for some years after leaving school. During this period she was also one of the outstanding woman golfers in the State. On the outbreak of the Second World War she was the third Tasmanian to enlist in the Womens' Land Army and served in that capacity for the duration of the war. On her discharge she returned to work at Brockley and on the death of her father in 1951, took over the management and carried it on until a short time ago. Miss Gatehouse no doubt inherited her love of the land, her father, the late Silas Gatehouse, being a member of one of the very few families left in Tasmania who still work the original family grant of land. Her mother is a daughter of the late William Wade, who was well known in New South Wales some years ago as manager of some of the large holdings of Goldsbrough, Mort and Co.

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'Gatehouse, Florence Nelson (?–1957)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gatehouse-florence-nelson-1363/text1362, accessed 21 September 2021.

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