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Lady Eliza Fraser Mitchell (1864–1948)

Lady Eliza Fraser Mitchell, CBE, widow of Sir Edward Mitchell, died in hospital in Melbourne yesterday after a long illness.

Always a fine worker for charity, Lady Mitchell held many public positions, particularly during and for some years after the 1914-1918 war. During those war years she was assistant commissioner to the Australian Red Cross in London. After the war she was an active member of the New Settlers' League, first president of the Country Women's Association in Victoria, and president of the Bush Nursing Association.

Lady Mitchell is survived by four daughters–Mrs W. Duke Armit, of Bindi, East Gippsland; Mrs G. H. Adams, of Melbourne; Miss Mary Mitchell, the novelist; and Miss Janet Mitchell, of the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

The funeral will be private.

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'Mitchell, Lady Eliza Fraser (1864–1948)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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  • Morrison, Eliza Fraser

30 March, 1864
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


1 October, 1948 (aged 84)
Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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