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Life Summary

Name Mary Boyd Burfitt Williams
Alternative Names
  • Mary Boyd Burfitt

9 November, 1882
Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


30 November, 1956 (aged 74)
Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.

Occupation *
  • pathologist (1911-1938) New South Wales, Australia
  • physician (1912-1952) New South Wales, Australia

* Dates are approximate