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Author Hasluck dies, 84
PERTH: Author Dame Alexandra Hasluck died
yesterday at the age of 84, five months after the death of her husband, former governor-general Sir
Dame Alexandra is survived by her second son, Nicholas, and four grandchildren. She had been in declining health for several years and died in hospi
tal in Perth.
Born there in 1908, the daughter of John Darker and Evelyn — one of the first female graduates of Sydney University — Dame Alexandra wrote 11 books on Australian social history, a book of short stories and an autobiography.