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Lillian Estelle Michaelis (1873–1944)

Mrs. George [Lillian Estelle] Michaelis, widow of the late Lieut. Col. George Michaelis, died at her home, Prince's Highway, Killara, on Saturday, March 4. She was a daughter of a venerated pillar of the Congregation, the late Mr. Moritz Gotthelf and Mrs. Gotthelf, of Macleay St., Potts Point.

For more than a quarter of a century Mrs. Michaelis was an active worker in all charitable and philanthropic activities, chief among which were the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, the Hebrew Ladies' Maternity and Benevolent Society, the Sacred Vestments Guild, the Jewish Girl Guides, the N.S.W. Jewish War Memorial, the Infants' Home at Ashfield, the Queen's Jubilee Fund, and the Woolloomooloo Day Nursery. She contributed generously to all appeals, and was a devout and regular worshipper at the Great Synagogue, and was a woman of practical benevolent spirit. The family consists of two sons, Mr. Alan Michaelis, of Melbourne, Lieut. Rupert Michaelis, on active serive, and one daughter, Miss Elaine Michaelis, who is on the committee of the Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Homes, all of whom are active participants in every branch of both Jewish and non-Jewish activities.

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'Michaelis, Lillian Estelle (1873–1944)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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  • Gotthelf, Lillian Estelle

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


4 March, 1944 (aged ~ 71)
Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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