Dame Mabel Brookes

(1890—1975) socialite and charity worker

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(1890–1975), born Melbourne, won esteem for a lifetime of patriotic, social and charitable work. She was made CBE in 1933 and DBE in 1955 and was awarded an honorary D.Litt. by Monash University in 1967. She published fiction, Broken Idols (1917), On the Knees of the Gods (1918) and Old Desires (1922), as well as historical, documentary and autobiographical works, e.g. Crowded Galleries (1956), St. Helena Story (1960), Riders of Time (1967) and Memoirs (1974).

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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