Obituaries Australia

  • Tip: searches only the name field
  • Tip: use double quotes to search for a phrase
  • Tip: lists of awards, schools, organisations etc

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Lefroy, Dorothea Jane (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.

Original publication

Citation details

'Lefroy, Dorothea Jane (1858–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 1 April 2023.

© Copyright Obituaries Australia, 2010-2023