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Ethel Augusta Godfrey (1861–1935)

Miss Ethel Augusta Godfrey, who, for many years was actively associated with social and charitable works in Melbourne, died on Sunday in a private hospital, aged 73 years. A daughter of the late Frederick R. Godfrey, she was born at sea on the ship Copenhagen, in 1861, she was educated at Fairleigh school — and afterwards at Brussels, where she also studied singing. After her return to Melbourne in 1882, Miss Godfrey frequently sang at charitable concerts, and was interested in social work, especially in work for seamen. For twenty-five years she was honorary general secretary of the Ladies' Harbor Lights' Guild, and a member of the committee of the Queen Victoria Hospital. During the war she was active in helping the French Red Cross, the Y.M.C.A., and other activities.

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'Godfrey, Ethel Augusta (1861–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 February 2024.

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8 November, 1861
at sea


7 July, 1935 (aged 73)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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