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A stained glass window commemorates Irene Fairbairn (1899-1974), Girl Guide commissioner.
Guiding was in its infancy in Australia when Mrs Fairbairn joined the Beaufort-Skipton association in 1922. She became first secretary there in 1924 and was divisional commissioner (1925-38) for the Ballarat and Beaufort districts.
She sat on the Victorian executive-committee from the 1930s and served as State Commissioner in 1958-63. Honorary secretary (1938-47) of the Federal Council of the Girl Guides' Association of Australia, Fairbairn was Federal Commissioner (1947-52) and chief commissioner for Australia (1952-55). In 1969 she was appointed life vice-president. Fairbairn represented the Australian guide movement at six world conferences between 1926 and 1969.
She played the organ on Sundays at Christ Church, Skipton.
|Address:||Montgomery Street, Christ Church, Skipton, 3361|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.687003|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1992|
Faith Hope and Love
"The Kingdom of God belongs to such as these
A.M.D.G. and in loving memory of Irene Florence Fairbairn C.B.E. (nee Ridley)
1899 - 1974 of Banongil