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Prudence Rose Fairbairn (1921 - 1993)

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Prudence Rose Fairbairn
Born in Erwell, Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
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Wife of — married in St. John's Church, Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
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Died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
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PARENTS. Clive Prell Fairbairn & Marjorie Rose (Jowett) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 8 Jan 1921, Erwell, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

(Feb 1939). ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT. PHOTOGRAPH. MISS PRUDENCE FAIRBAIRN, only daughter of Mr. C. P. Fairbairn, of Woomargama, Albury (N.S.W.), and Mrs. Fairbairn, Kooyong road, Toorak, whose engagement to Mr. John H. G. Guest, youngest son of Mrs. Guest, Melbourne Mansions, Coliins street, Melbourne, and the late Mr. Edgar Guest, has been announced. (Jack Cato photograph.)

MARRIAGE. 3 Aug 1939, St. John's Church, Toorak, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE. 3 Aug 1939, John Hubert Gordon Guest son of Edgar Leopold Guest & Alice Rachel Gerte (Gordon) Guest

MARRIAGE. VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #9616/1939
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Prudence Rose
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name GUEST
Spouse's given name Jno Hubert Gordon

WEDDING REPORT. THE lovely wedding gown of ivory slipper satin worn by Miss Prudence Rose Fairbairn last week, when she was married to Mr. John Guest at St. John's Church of England, was trimmed with Brussels lace which had been handed down from her maternal great-grandmothers. The bride, who was given away by her father, is the only daughter of Mr. Clive Fairbairn, of Woomargama, Albury (N.S.W.), and of Mrs. M. R. Fairbairn, of Kooyong road, Toorak. The Rev. Dr. A Law performed the ceremony. The bride's gown was made with a short fitting coatee bodice buttoned to the high neckline, where it was caught with an orange blossom brooch. From the fitting waistline the skirt fell to a flared hemline, extending at the back to reveal a double flounced Brussels lace petticoat worn on their wedding days by her great-grandmother and her mother. A tiny bunch of orange blossom caught to the head the stiffened corner peak of her long Brussels lace veil, which belonged originally to her other maternal great-grandmother. She carried a loose trailing posy of cream orchids. The four bridesmaids, Misses Diana Daniels, Barbara Stephens, Judith Daniels, and Fay Stodart, wore frocks of ecru moire, made with high shaped waist bands, into which were gathered the bodices and skirts, corded gathering forming front hip pockets on either side. Small velvet ribbon bows in the same shade finished the corded necklines, and the elbow-length sleeves ended in a deep frill. Their waist-length circular veils of Uuwu stiffened net fell from semi-circles of gold kid leaves, and gold leaves surrounded their tiny posies of orchids and hyacinths in pink tonings. The bridegroom, who is the youngest son of Mrs. Guest, of Melbourne Mansions, and of the late Mr. Edgar L. Guest, had Mr. Bill Riggall as best man, and Messrs. David Fairbairn, Bill Stewart, Michael Clarke, and Wilhelm Wobker as ushers. A reception was held at the home of Mrs. Fairbairn after the ceremony.


(1) Simon (1940),
(2) Vickie (1948),

DEATH. 9 Nov 1993, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

BURIAL. Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Springvale Victoria
Prudence Rose Guest
(1921 - 1993)
BURIAL. Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Family name Guest
Given names Prudence
Buried 15/11/1993
Location A C Downard Lawn, Grave 848

Death of Spouse: Sep 2000, Victoria, Australia


  • Marriage: VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #9616/1939

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