'Foley, Clare Bridget (1913–1998)'

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Clare Bridget Foley (1913–1998), solicitor, was born on 9 September 1913 at Ipswich, Brisbane, fifth of six children and youngest of three daughters of Queensland-born parents Edward Joseph Pender, solicitor, and his wife Katherine, née Nolan. A daughter of two Irish pioneering families in Queensland, Clare grew up in a home where there was a strong commitment to education and Catholicism. She initially attended the nearby St Mary’s Convent School before becoming a boarder at Stuartholme Convent of the Sacred Heart (1924–29), Toowong, Brisbane, where she was a diligent student and consistently won prizes. In 1930 she passed the senior certificate in English, French, intermediate Latin, mathematics, modern history, and ancient history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Dictionary of Biography
Subtitle of host publicationNational Centre of Biography
PublisherThe Australian National University
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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