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Dame Mary GilmoreImage of Mary Gilmore aged 83

Mary Jean Cameron was born on 16 August 1865 at Cotta Walla near Goulburn, NSW. She campaigned for a wide range of social and economic reforms and became a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist.

In 1962 aged 97, Gilmore passed away and received the first state funeral for a writer since the death of Henry Lawson in 1922.

Her image appears in the Australian $10 note, along with her portrait painted by the well-known Australian artist Sir William Dobell.

The Canberra suburb of Gilmore and the federal electorate of Gilmore are named after her.

Find out more about Dame Mary Gilmore in wikipedia

Reserve Bank of Australia $10 note

Death certificate of Mary Gilmore [PDF 120kb]