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Dorothea Jane Lefroy (1858–1949)

Miss Dorothea Lefroy died yesterday after a useful life of 90 years. She was the second daughter of Anthony O'Grady Lefroy, who came from Ireland in the 40's and was Colonial Treasurer of Western Australia for 30 years. His home was at Cambray, on the present site of the Winterbottorm Motor Co. Ltd. Miss Lefroy was a sister of Sir Henry Lefroy, at one time Premier of the State, and she was a granddaughter of Col. John Bruce, Commandant of W.A. in the 60's, when he owned what is now Nedlands.

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'Lefroy, Dorothea Jane (1858–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2024.

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Western Australia, Australia


27 May, 1949 (aged ~ 91)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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