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Deaconess Mary Cooke

Deaconess Mary Cooke, who died recently, was widely known. She was the eldest daughter of the late Ebenezer Cooke, for more

than 20 years manager of the Eng lish and Australian Copper Co.. and for the next 20 years Com missioner of Audit of SA. Born in England, she was brought as an infant by her parents to South Australia. At an early age her mother died, and her father later married Miss Rosa Phillipps, sister   of the late Sir Herbert Phillipps. One brother. Professor Ernest   Cooke, formerly Astronomer of Perth and Sydney Observatories, and two half-sisters. Mrs. R. E. Hunt Cooke and Miss Florence Cooke survive. She was educa- ted in Adelaide at Miss Senner's school. In 1890 she went to Delhi in connection with the Cam- bridge SPG Mission. For 33 years she remained in India, except for the furloughs home. When Deaconess Mary had to leave India for health reasons she returned to Adelaide, and became an active church worker, especially in the Mail Bag Sunday School at the Church office for wayback child ren. She became a member of the ABM. the Mothers' Union, and the Cottage Homes Council. Mr John McKenzfc. 82. wbo died recently at his home at Hazelwood Park, was a well-known cricketer, footballer, oarsman, and lacrosse player. Active to the last, he main- tained interest in sports and pas- times. When he played league football for Port Adelaide with his brothers Alec and Ken, he was noted for his exceptionally long place kicks. In interstate matches and the Fitzroy and Melbourne Cricket Grounds he kicked goals from the half-way mark. In first class cricket, as a wicketkeeper he would stand close to the stumps against Ernest Jones's fast bowling. His brothers. Duncan (ex-manager of the Government Produce Depot. Port Adeaide, Kenneth, Alec, and Roderick, predeceased him. A widow survives.