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Rebecca Isaacs (1823–1912)

Our Melbourne correspondent telegraphed last night:—The death took place to-day of Mrs. Rebecca Isaacs, widow of Mr. Alfred Isaacs, of Auburn, and mother of Mr. Justice Isaacs, of the High Court bench, who is now in Sydney. Mr. John A. Isaacs, solicitor, of Melbourne, is another son, and Mrs. S. Harris and Miss Carrie Isaacs are daughters of the deceased lady. With her husband, Mrs. Isaacs came to Australia in the early part of 1854, and settled first in Melbourne, where Mr. Justice Isaacs was born. The family afterwards removed to the North-Eastern District, where the other three children were born. The two sons, Mr. Justice Isaacs and Mr. J. A. Isaacs, afterwards, represented that district in the Legislative Assembly.

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'Isaacs, Rebecca (1823–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Abraham, Rebecca

11 May, 1823
London, Middlesex, England


27 August, 1912 (aged 89)
Auburn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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