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Mathilde Monash (1869–1939)

Miss Mathilde Monash, younger sister of the late General Sir John Monash, has died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Gershon Bennett, wife of Dr. Gershon Bennett, St. George's road, Toorak. Miss Monash was an accomplished linguist, and was a member of the Alliance Francaise and of the Lyceum Club. She was decorated by the French Government for her interest in French culture. Miss Monash was one of the leading Braille writers for the blind in Victoria, and translated 207 books into Braille. She devoted the later years of her life to charitable work.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Argus (Melbourne), 24 March 1939, p 2

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'Monash, Mathilde (1869–1939)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 June 2024.

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Victoria, Australia


22 March, 1939 (aged ~ 70)
Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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