- 14 July 1883
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
- 27 December 1970
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Advocate, Community worker, Musician, Philanthropist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
- Alternative Names
- Deakin, Ivy (maiden name, 14 July 1883 - 3 July 1905)
The daughter of former Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, and wife of public official Herbert Brookes, Ivy Brookes played an active part in Australian political life. She occupied a central role in the National Council of Women; the Housewives' Association; the International Club of Victoria; the Women's Hospital; and in various boards and committees at the University of Melbourne. A talented musician, she won the Ormond Scholarship for singing in 1904, and played first violin for Professor Marshall Hall's Orchestra at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.