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Jane Ruth Rutledge (1855–1932)

The death occurred at Bungendore on Friday of Mrs. Jane Ruth Forster Rutledge, 77. The eldest daughter of Major Morphy, she was born in Braidwood, but spent her early life on her father's property, Grena. She married the late Mr. William Forster Rutledge, then owner of Gidleigh, Bungendore, 48 years ago, and lived there until the time of her death. Mr. Rutledge died more than 20 years ago.

Mrs. Rutledge was a zealous worker for charity. She compiled the Church of England cookery book, known as the Goulburn Cookery Book, and gave it to the Church. It has brought in much revenue for the Goulburn diocese. Mrs. Rutledge was also active in spreading the work of the Country Women's Association, and was a supporter of the Bungendore branch from its formation.

She is survived by one son, Colonel Thomas Forster Rutledge, of Gidleigh, Bungendore, and one daughter, Mrs. Broadbent, of Mittagong. Dame Alice Chisholm is her sister.

The funeral, which was largely attended, took place at Carwoola, Bungendore, yesterday afternoon.

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'Rutledge, Jane Ruth (1855–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Morphy, Jane Ruth

Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia


12 August, 1932 (aged ~ 77)
Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia

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