PLAYFORD, Aldona Mariana

Inquest into the death of PLAYFORD, Aldona Mariana

Mrs Playford was born in Lithuania and spent five to six years in camps in Germany\r\nduring the Second World War. She came to Australia at the age of about 14. She spoke\r\na number of languages and quickly learnt English. She was a junior national table\r\ntennis champion. After achieving good results at school, she commenced studying\r\nmedicine at the University of Adelaide but after two years withdrew to care for her\r\nmother, who had cancer. She married in 1959 and had three children. The family lived\r\ninterstate, at Norton Summit and then at Urrbrae, where Mrs Playford lived for the rest\r\nof her life, following the death of her husband in the mid-1990s. She worked for the\r\nAustralian Dictionary of Biography, and for the State Library. She was predeceased by\r\nher son John, who died of leukaemia in 2015. Her daughter Vanessa lives interstate,\r\nand her son Peter, who lives in Adelaide, checked on her regularly and provided care

David Richard Latimer Whittle, State Coroner on 10/01/2020

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