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Alexandra Hasluck

Dame Alexandra Margaret Martin HASLUCK, (1908-93), author and historian was born in Perth, Western Australia, on 26 August 1908, only child of John and Evelyn (Hill) Darker. Educated at Perth College and the University of Western Australia (BA), she then taught at St. Hilda's. Following marriage to Paul Hasluck, 1932, she took a notable place in public life of Australia as the wife of a Diplomat, a Cabinet Minister, and Governor-General. This was while creating her own personal distinction as an author on various aspects of Australian social history.

While at Government House, Canberra, she held office as National President of the Girl Guides Association and the Australian Red Cross and was active in the Order of St. John. In recognition of her public service she was created a Dame of the Order of Australia in 1978 and made a D.St J in 1971. The University of WA recognised her service to Australian history and literature with a D.Litt(Hon) in 1970.

Known as Alix, mother of two sons Rollo (d.1973) and Nicholas, she died in Perth on 18 June 1993.

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