• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3720

Macleay, Leonora (Fanny)

(1793 – 1836)
  • Born 9 November, 1793, London United Kingdom
  • Died 8 August, 1836, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Charity worker


Fanny Macleay arrived in Sydney with her family in 1826. There she met Lady Darling, the Governor’s wife, who called upon her to look after the charitable work that was being undertaken in Lady Darling’s name. In this way, Fanny became treasurer and secretary of Sydney’s Industrial School for Girls. She married Thomas Cudbert Harington in June 1836, less than two months before her death.

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