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Adeline Mary Meagher (1865–1954)

MRS. ADELINE MARY ANN MEAGHER, who was Lady Mayoress between 1914 and 1916, and a prominent figure in many charitable organisations, died in Hobart yesterday after a short illness. Mrs. Meagher, with her late husband, Mr. R. J. Meagher, helped establish Red Cross Society and Bush Nursing Association branches in Tasmania.

She was the first president of the society in Tasmania and was on its executive committee for 37 years.

Mr. Meagher was a former State Public Service Commissioner.

In recognition of her work for Red Cross during both world wars, Mrs. Meagher was conferred with an honorary life membership of the society in 1945.

She was the sister of Sir Thomas Nettlefold, a former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, and Mr. W. T. Nettlefold, of Hobart.

She is survived by a son, Eric, of Sandy Bay. Her other son, Norman, was killed in the First World War.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Holy Ghost, Sandy Bay, at 7 a.m. tomorrow. The funeral will leave the church for Cornelian Bay cemetery at 2.30 p.m.

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  • Nettlefold, Adeline Mary

25 October, 1865
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


21 March, 1954 (aged 88)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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