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Kate Richardson (1866–1941)

Miss Kate Richardson, a well-known Launceston musician, died at a private hospital yesterday, after a short illness. For 42 years the late Miss Richardson had been organist at Holy Trinity Church, Launceston, and she retired only a few months ago. She was organist at Paterson-street Methodist Church before commencing at Holy Trinity.

Youngest daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. James Richardson, of "The Grove," George Town, the late Miss Richardson was born at George Town, and came to Launceston over half a century ago. During the last war she was a prominent war worker, and for years has been the organiser of many functions to raise funds for the Launceston Church Grammar School. She was a member of the defunct Muffs Amateur Dramatic Society, and was widely known throughout the North as a pianist, as well as an organist.

The funeral will be private.

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19 June, 1866
George Town, Tasmania, Australia


14 December, 1941 (aged 75)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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