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Marion Elizabeth (Mim) Hall (1859–1925)

The death occurred yesterday, at her residence, in Eric Street, Artarmon, of Miss M. E. [Marion Elizabeth] Hall, one of the leading temperance workers in the State. She was 64 years of age, and was born in Victoria. She was the oldest daughter of the late Mrs. Marion Hall, who was the first white woman to settle in the Avons River district, Victoria. About the age of 7 years Miss Hall joined the juvenile branch of the Good Templars, a department in which she took a life interest. She was largely responsible for the success of the Life Boat Lodge at the old Mariners' Church in Lower George-Street. About 1908 she was appointed grand superintendent of juvenile temples throughout the State, and in this capacity had control of thousands of young total abstainers. She was an intimate friend of Miss Jessie Forsyth, the eminent American advocate of the temperance movement. For 20 years she had not missed an annual session of the Good Templars. Miss Hall was also a prominent worker in the W.C.T.U. and the temperance committees of the Churches of Christ.

She leaves two sisters and five brothers, Miss Maggie Hall, Mrs. L. Cummings, Messrs. D. R. Hall (ex-Attorney-General), H. J. Hall, W. A. Hall, W. J. Hall, and A. V. Hall. A short service will be conducted at the Church of Christ, Campbell Street city, at 1 o'clock this afternoon, after which the funeral will leave by train for Rookwood.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 14 January 1925, p 8

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'Hall, Marion Elizabeth (Mim) (1859–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Hall, Marian Elizabeth

22 December, 1859
Ovens, Victoria, Australia


12 January, 1925 (aged 65)
Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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