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.