Isabelle S Tempest Le Patourel

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Obituary (Sydney Morning Herald / Wed 5 Jul 1933 / Page 15)[1]


Mrs. Isabele Le Patourel, who was pro-
minent in the social life of Sydney during the
latter part of last century and in the early
part of this century, and who also had an
Australia-wide reputation as a social writer,
died yesterday at Kelstone, Ocean-street, Wool-
lahra, aged 77 years.

Born in England, she was brought, when an
infant, to Australia by her parents, but later
returned to England to complete her educa-
tion. She married Captain Henry Le Patourel,
who accompanied a former Governor of New
South Wales, Lord Loftus, to Sydney, in the
capacity of aide-de-camp. At the completion
of Lord Loftus's term of office, Captain Le
Patourel decided to remain in Australia, and
he accepted a commission with the Garrison
Artillery. Mrs. Le Patoural began her jour-
nalistic career as a writer of social events for
the "Australasian" (Melbourne), but later
became associated with the "Sydney Morning
Herald," and had charge of the social depart-
ment of this newspaper for many years, re-
tiring about 20 years ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C. M.
Terry and Mrs. C. Bickerton Blackburn, four
grandchildren, Messrs. C. Le P. Terry and
Ruthven Blackburn, Mrs. Peter White, and
Miss Vera Blackburn, and four great-grand-

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon,
the remains being cremated privately.



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