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Nicholls, Helen

OBE, Lady

Born
Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
charity worker
Alternative Names
  • Sprent, Helen (maiden name)

Summary

Helen Nicholls, née Sprent, became a prominent worker for charitable causes in Tasmania after her marriage to Herbert (later Sir Herbert) Nicholls on 3 January 1905. As the wife of a politician, judge and later Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania and mother of five children, she devoted much of her time to charitable causes, one of which was the Red Cross Society. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1918 for her services to the Red Cross Society.

Sources used to compile this entry: Mulcahy, David L., 'Nicholls, Sir Herbert (1868 - 1940)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A110024b.htm; Information supplied by grand-daughter Katrine Benjamin.

Rosemary Francis

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