- 29 August 1880
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 27 August 1972
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
- Charity worker, Community worker and Philanthropist
- Alternative Names
- Phillips, Irene Victoria (maiden name)
Irene Read was active in many women's associations and charities in the first half of the twentieth century. During World War 2 she was very active in the Women's Australian National Services, an organisation she helped to found of which she was Executive Chairwoman from 1942 until the demise of the organization in 1948.