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Anne Perry (1834–1917)

The death of Mrs William [Anne] Perry is reported. The deceased lady was the widow of the Hon. William Perry, one of the founders of the firm of Perry Brothers. She was a daughter of Mr. Harcourt, a founder of the well known Sydney firm of Peats and Harcourt, and came to Brisbane with Mr. Perry. She soon established herself as one of the most popular hostesses in the the city, her charming disposition and her sympathetic instincts, winning her a foremost place in society circles. Mr. Perry died many years ago, and Mrs. Perry continued to occupy the beautiful home on Bowen Hills, till it was destroyed by fire a few years ago. Since then she had remained in Brisbane, and still led an active social life. She was able to attend a matinee of "Peg o' My Heart,'" a week ago, and it is interesting to recall that in earlier years, she had been a most enthusiastic supporter of the legitimate drama. It was largely through her influence that the well remembered Essie Jenyns Shakespearean season proved such a big success.

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  • Harcourt, Anne

5 September, 1834
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England


12 May, 1917 (aged 82)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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