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Wakehurst, Margaret

Lady

Occupation
Community worker
Alternative Names
  • Tennant, Margaret (maiden name)

Summary

Margaret Wakehurst was the wife of the Governor of New South Wales. Lord Wakehurst was appointed Governor in 1937 and held the position until 1946.

During World War II she was associated with the Australian Women's Land Army of New South Wales and while resident in Australia was patron of the Association. She was President of the Women's Australian National Services (WANS).

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Archival resources

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

  • Nancy Bird Walton, Margaret Wakehurst and Gwen Stark, 1940, 044624; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • Nancy Bird Walton, Margaret Wakehurst and Gwen Stark, 1940, 044626; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • Nancy Bird Walton, Margaret Wakehurst and Gwen Stark, 1940, 044627; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details
  • The services on parade in Melbourne and Sydney (News From Home. No. 65), 8 December 1943, F00758; Australian War Memorial Research Centre. Details

State Library of New South Wales

Digital resources

Title
Australian Women's Flying Club
Type
Image
Date
1940
Control
044627
Source
Australian War Memorial

Details

Anne Heywood

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