• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6275

Macdougall, Augusta (Pakie)

(1875 – 1945)
  • Born 25 December, 1875, Waverley New South Wales Australia
  • Died 8 May, 1945, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Business owner, Caf√© owner, Secretary


Augusta (Pakie) Macdougall was born in 1875 to parents Clara Ann and quarryman Benjamin Quiddington Poole. After attending Leichhardt Superior Public School, Augusta trained as a nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, from 1902 to 1903.

Augusta was the first student at Duncan McDougall’s elocution school and the pair married in London on November 3, 1904. Whilst in London, Augusta joined the Women’s Social and Political Union and also obtained a diploma from the London College of Music. Together Duncan and Augusta edited two anthologies, The Quaint Comedy of Love, Wooing & Mating (1907) and The Bond of Music (1907). In 1913 the family moved to the United States of America, before returning to Sydney in 1920. There Augusta was the secretary of the Playbox Society, which Duncan had established in 1923.

After the pair separated in 1928, Augusta opened the Pakies Club in order to support herself. Sadly Augusta passed away on 8 May, 1945, after being hit by a military truck on Elizabeth Street. Her son, Robin, managed the Pakies Club until 1966.

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