Mary Austin

1909–1985 (Age 76)
Boort, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Mary

Mary Austin was born in 1909, in Boort, Victoria, Australia. She died in 1985, in Mildura, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 76.

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Mary Austin
1909–1985
George William Ashdown
1903–1975

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World Events (3)

1911

Age 2

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.
1914

Age 5

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.
1918

Age 9

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus . This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury ( died c.605 ), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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