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Auguste Elise Meglin (1837–1909)

from Fitzroy City Press

'They do not die,
Nor lose their mortal sympathies,
Nor change to us although they change.'

It was with much regret that the death of Miss Augusta Meglin was received. This lady, whose name up to the present was, at her request, not published, came forward and in a most generous and most generous manner handed over to the Sutherland Home, 68 Latrobe street, 40 acres of land and re-arranged the buildings at the cost of ? to make them suitable for the children of the home. Very recently, at the annual meeting of subscribers and friends of the Destitute Children’s Aid Society in the Town Hall, the anonymous donor was thanked, and the wish expressed that the name could be given, but in deference to the lady’s request it was withheld. She, however, carried out the injunction, “Freely ye have received, freely give.” On Saturday afternoon Miss Meglin’s remains were interred in the family vault in the Melbourne cemetery, a large number of friends being present, which included Miss Sutherland and her children. The Rev. Pastor Herlitz conducted the service, after which the children sang the hymn, “We will meet you in heaven,” while scattering flowers on the grave. There were a number of beautiful wreaths, including one from Mrs McCallum, South Yarra, and one from Miss Sutherland and her children. The German colours blended in recognition of the lady’s nationality.

There were many expressions of deep regret that Miss Meglin had not lived to see her great desire accomplished – the house finished, and the children established in their beautiful country residence, close to the picturesque village of Diamond Creek. Mrs. Apps of Moor-street, Fitzroy, conducted the funeral arrangements.

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Life Summary [details]


17 October, 1837


30 July, 1909 (aged 71)
Diamond Creek, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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