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Lady Groom Plaque
Lady Groom Plaque
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The Plaque is dedicated to Lady Groom, wife of Sir Littleton Groom, and founder of the Ladies Literary Society in 1913. Lady Groom died in 1942. 

Lady Groom, widow of Sir Littleton Groom, a former Federal Minister and Speaker of the House of Representatives, died in Canberra yesterday after a brief illness. She was a daughter of the late Rev. Charles Bell and Mrs. Bell, and spent most of her girlhood at the manse of the Clarion Street Presbyterian Church, South Melbourne, where her father was minister. In 1894 she married Sir Littleton Groom, then a young barrister, and went to Toowoomba. Some years ago, when Sir Littleton Groom was senior Commonwealth delegate to the League of Nations she visited England and the Continent with him. She took an active interest in his long political career, and after his death in 1936 lived at Canberra and devoted herself to public, social, and literary works. Lady Groom was founder of the Ladies' Literary Society in Toowoomba, and was patron from its formation. She was responsible also for forming the Young Women's Christian Association in Toowoomba. She has left one daughter, Jessie, wife of Mr. Cecil Pearce, Southport. Another daughter, Grace, died many years ago. Lady Groom's funeral will take place this afternoon. She will be buried at the side of her husband in the burial ground of St. John's Church, Canberra. 
Courier-Mail, (Brisbane), 25 March 1942. 

Location

Address:Warrego Highway & Tourist Road, Sir Littleton Groom Memorial, Toowoomba, 4350
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.565547
Long: 151.975741
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

A TRIBUTE TO 
LADY GROOM
WIFE OF 
SIR LITTLETON GROOM
FOUNDER OF  
THE LADIES LITERARY SOCIETY, 1913
PRESIDENT TO 1931. 
PATRONESS TO HER DEATH IN 1942. 

Source: MA
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