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Jeanie Logan Ranken (1878–1945)

The death of Miss Jeanie L. Ranken occurred early on Monday morning in a private hospital after a short illness.

Miss Ranken, who was the elder daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. C. Ranken, was a very gifted person in many fields, and had a wide circle of friends in social, intellectual, and art circles in Sydney.

She was an authority on the early life of New South Wales, particularly in relation to the families of the pioneers. She collected and catalogued an extensive library of books by Australian and British writers dealing with the pioneer period for the Pioneers' Club In Sydney, and, in recognition of her work was made an honorary member of the club.

Keenly interested in the drama in all its phases, Miss Ranken was honorary director of the British Drama League festivals in Sydney for a number of years, and catalogued well over 2,000 volumes for the league's library. She was also a competent art critic, and managed a number of art exhibitions in Sydney.

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'Ranken, Jeanie Logan (1878–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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  • Ranken, Jane Logan
  • Ranken, Jean Logan

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


2 July, 1945 (aged ~ 67)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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