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Doleen Maud La Barte (1894–1920)

Mrs. La Barte, one of the victims of the tragedy, was not well known in Melbourne by that name, as she had not lived there since her marriage. Residents of this city knew her better as Mrs. Crompton Forrest. Her marriage to Mr. Forrest was a sequel to a schoolgirl romance, but the marriage was not a happy one. Mrs. Barte's peeple have always been in society. Twenty years ago, her mother, Mrs. William Robb, was one of the beauties of Melbourne. Her only daughter, Mrs. La Barte, inherited the large dark eyes and clear, colorless complexion which made her mother so attractive. Mrs. Edward Nebigan, grandmother of Mrs. La Barte, also enjoyed a long period of triumph as a society leader. Mrs. La Barte's father is Mr. W. J Robb, barrister, of 1424 Collins street. After her divorce Mrs. Forrest went on the stage, and took part as a walking lady during the Muriel Starr season in Melbourne two years ago.

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'La Barte, Doleen Maud (1894–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Robb, Doleen Maud
  • Crompton Forrest, Doleen Maud

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


16 December, 1920 (aged ~ 26)
Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death