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12-September-2014
12-September-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque erected at Graythwaite House in memory of Mary Makinson for her work with the red Cross during and after World War One. 

Graythwaite was an historic nineteenth century residential estate, later bequeathed to the State in 1916 for use as a convalescent home for returning World War One soldiers. Graythwaite was purchased by the school in 2009. 

The death occured recently of Miss Mary Makinson, of Neutral Bay.  A well-known member of the Forum Club, she was keenly interested in arts and crafts, and was an accomplished woodcarver. She was an enthusiastlc member of the Red Cross during and after the Great War, and devoted herself to teaching and helping the returned soldiers at Randwick and Graithwaite Hospitals.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 30 August 1939.

Location

Address:Blue Street, Graythwaite House, Church of England Grammar School (Shore), North Sydney, 2060
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.84023
Long: 151.203492
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community

Dedication

Front Inscription
           IN MEMORY 
                OF 
     MARY MAKINSON
                AND 
IN RECOGNITION OF HER WORK
FOR THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY
DURING AND AFTER WORLD WAR 1

 
Source: MA
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