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Mary Lavinia Whitfeld
Agency Number:
Start Date:
21 Jan 1885
End Date:
31 Dec 1982
Mary Lavinia Whitfeld, born 21 January 1885, was the daughter of Ernest Whitfeld and Lavinia Dunning. She spent her early years in Launceston and began her work researching the history of Australia in 1939 in Sydney and later in Melbourne and London. She indexed newspapers and other records of the early days. Some of her index was given to the Royal Society of Tasmania, in memory of her late father. This is located in the Launceston Local Studies Collection, Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office. Miss Whitfeld retired in Melbourne and died at Caulfield in 1982 at the age of 97.
Information Sources:
Herald 24 April 1952. Weekly Times 14 May 1952.
Functions Performed:
Arts and culture
Series Created By Agency:
LPIC36 Album of Photographs and Postcards01 Jan 190003 May 1920

NS182 Whitfeld Index01 Jan 195131 Dec 1951