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Mrs. James Bancks died yes terday in a private hospital at Darling Point. She was the wife of the fam ous artist who created Ginger
Meggs, and was the elder daugh ter of Mr. E. J. Tait, managing director of J. C. Williamson Ltd. The circumstances of her death were tragic. Her husband Jias brought joy to the lives of countless children, and his wife, also a great lover of children, for years had devoted herself to working for the welfare of kin dergartens. She was a member of the Council of the Kindergarten Union of New South Wales. Mr. and Mrs. Bancks were looking forward to the birth of their own first child, and Mrs. Bancks had entered the hospital. Complications, however, ended in the loss of both mother and babif. Mrs. Bancks was a notable fashion designer and writer of fashion articles. For several years she had been fashion ad viser to J# C. Williamson pro ductions.