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Tilly Aston
Tilly Aston

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Monument erected by the Midlands Historical Society and local school children commemorates Carisbrook born, blind poet Tilly Aston.

Matilda Ann Aston (11 December 1873 – 1 November 1947), better known as Tilly Aston, was a blind Australian writer and teacher, who founded the Victorian Association of Braille Writers, and later went on to establish the Association for the Advancement of the Blind, with herself as secretary. She is remembered for her achievements in promoting the rights of vision impaired people.

Location

Address:Pyrenees Highway, Carisbrook, 3464
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.049491
Long: 143.814944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian
Approx. Event Start Date:1873
Approx. Event End Date:1947
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Front Inscription

Plaque:
REMEMBER WITH THANKSGIVING THE SPIRIT OF

TILLY ASTON
1873-1947
Blind From Childhood, She Endured As Seeing The Invisible
A Singing Poet She Rejoiced In The Beauty Of Life

Born In Carisbrook, Studied At The Blind Institute.
The First Blind Student To Matriculate And Be Appointed A Teacher
Foundation Member Association For The Blind. Promoted The Braille Library.
(Braille Characters) 


Plaque: 
ERECTED BY
MIDLANDS
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AND CHILDREN OF
CARISBROOK STATE SCHOOL
1970

Source: VMR,MA,ADB
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