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Tributes for Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Tributes are pouring in for Dame Elisabeth Murdoch following her death aged 103. The renowned philanthropist and matriarch of the media family passed away last night surrounded by family.
Son Rupert is among those to praise his mother, saying she'll be mourned by thousands of Australians, who've been touched by her generosity and decades of kindness.
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Former Premier Jeff Kennett tells John Stanley he knew Dame Elisabeth all of his life, and says she was generous in her spirit:
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was an amazing woman who set an example of kindness, humility and grace.
The celebrated philanthropist and media matriarch died in her Melbourne home overnight surrounded by her family, aged 103.
Ms Gillard says Dame Elisabeth lived a great Australian life and Australia's children and artists have lost one of their greatest benefactors.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says Australia has lost a remarkable character as well as an extraordinary philanthropist.
He says she was an inspiration to generations of Australians and a friend and supporter of many good causes in the community.
Both leaders have extended their sympathies to the Murdoch family.
THE LIFE OF DAME ELISABETH MURDOCH AND HER PHILANTHROPIC WORK:
Mother to four children: Rupert Murdoch, Anne Kantor, Janet Calvert-Jones, Helen Handbury (who died in 2004)
Survived by 77 direct descendants, including 50 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren
- Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) (1963)
- Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) (1989)
- Victorian of the Year (2005)
PHILANTHROPIC WORK INCLUDES:
Active benefactor of organisations including:
- Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital
- The Deafness Foundation
- Opera Australia
- Australian Ballet
- The Victorian Tapestry Workshop
- The Victorian College of the Arts
- The McClelland Art Gallery
- The Australia Business Arts Foundation
- The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture
Patron of Murdoch Children's Research Institute, established with a $5 million grant from the Murdoch family in 1986. More than $50 million has been provided by the family to the institute over the years.
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