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Doris Amelia Hordern

Doris Amelia Hordern

Female 1889 - 1970  (Age: 81)    Has 44 ancestors but no descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Doris Amelia Hordern 
    Born 18 Sep 1889  Hawthorn, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Dec 1970  Coburg, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Photos 2 photos
    Notes 
    • Before her marriage to Maurice McCrae Blackburn in 1914, Doris Amelia Hordern worked as a campaign secretary for Vida Goldstein when Vida stood for a seat in Federal Parliament. Together with her husband, Doris campaigned vigorously against conscription in 1916-17. After the war she continued her involvement in a number of groups pressing for reform. She was president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom from 1928-30. After her husband's death in 1946, she stood as an independent Labor member and won the Federal seat of Bourke, which had formally been held by her husband. In the 1960s she co-founded the Aborigines Advancement League and the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement.
    Person ID I14789  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 

    Father Lebbeus Hordern (ID:I14774)
              b. 1865, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1931  (Age 66) 
    Mother Louisa Dewson Smith (ID:I14787)
              d. 1951 
    Married 1887 
    Children 5 children 
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    'Pontefract': Home of Lebbeus Hordern, Melbourne. (c.1891)
    'Pontefract': Home of Lebbeus Hordern, Melbourne. (c.1891)
    'Pontefract', on the corner of Hardwicke Street and Whitehorse Road, was designed for Lebbeus Hordern by the architect, Mr H. J. Prockter. The 11 roomed house was designed with Marseilles pattern roofing tiles, large verandahs, and gables with Tudor detailing which were associated with the Queen Anne style of British housing.

    'Pontefract' was built c.1891 on the western side of an allotment of land which comprised nine suburban plots. Sited on the brow of a hill it had superb views west across the Deepdene dip to Burke Road, north to the Great Dividing Range and east to the Dandenongs. Together with the Reid house Belmont, which was diagonally opposite on Whitehorse Road, Pontefract would have been a significant landmark for anyone travelling from Kew to Balwyn and beyond.

    Between the house and Percy Street were paddocks where the Hordern's horses and cow grazed. The coach house and stables, with driver's quarters above, were located north of the house.

    Louisa Hamilton, granddaughter of Lebbeus and Louisa Hordern, remembers her visits to Pontefract which she recalls as being light and airy - not at all like those Victorian houses with their dark and heavy furniture. Lebbeus and Louisa purchased much of the house furnishings when on an extended overseas trip in 1887. Louisa also remembers the large conservatory on the northern side of the house, her grandfather's photographic dark room beneath the dining room, and playing hide-and-seek in the extensive cellars under the house.
    Family ID F3711  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maurice McCrae Blackburn (ID:I14793)
              b. 19 Nov 1880, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Mar 1944, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63) 
    Married 10 Dec 1914  Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 08:54:02 
    Family ID F3712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1889 - Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Dec 1914 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Dec 1970 - Coburg, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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