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A window commemorates Walter Russell Hall (1831-1911), businessman, and Eliza Rowdon Hall (1847-1916), philanthropist.

Walter Hall died at Wildfell on 13 October 1911 and was buried in Melbourne general cemetery with Anglican rites. His estate was valued for probate at £2,915,513 in three States withhis principal beneficiary being his wife. Soon after his death she set aside £1 million in order to commemorate him and to do something for the benefit of the community and was finally persuaded that her own name should be linked with her husband's.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust came into operation on 1 January 1913 . Half of the income was to be spent in New South Wales, the State in which Hall had first made his wealth, one quarter in Queensland, where he had greatly increased it, and one quarter in Victoria, his widow's home State. It was to be used for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, the advancement of religion in accordance with the tenets of the Church of England, and for the general benefit of the community not falling under the preceding heads. As far as was practicable, one third of the income in each State was to be used for the benefit of women and children.


Address:Swanston & Flinders Streets, St Paul`s Cathedral , Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.817165
Long: 144.967879
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd March, 1919
Source: MA, ADB
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