Emmeline Freda Du Faur

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Emmeline Freda Du Faur was born in Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales back in 1882 to Frederick and Blanche. She obtained her education at the Sydney Church of England’s Girls Grammar School. She started nursing school but never graduated as she received an inheritance from an aunt.

She was able to travel and explore never holding a job. Her first visit was to New Zealand. She moved to England in 1914 spending time in Bournemouth. In 1929, she moved back to Australia living with her brother before buying a cottage of her own. Suffering from depression she committed suicide in 1935, she was 52.

What you may not know about Emmeline is that she was the first woman to climb New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook. She was also the first female to climb Mount De la Beche, Mount Green, Mount Dampier and several others.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Sad that even today with the suicide helpline, so many take their lives.

Make yourself an astonishing day. 

Dec 06, 2019 04:11 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... now that's quite the name! So sad that such an adventurous woman battled demons that caused her to take her own life.

Dec 06, 2019 04:21 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - she was quite the adventurer. 

Dec 06, 2019 04:29 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well even with a short life she rose to some great adventures.

Dec 06, 2019 04:33 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Suicide is such a terrible thing and it makes me very sad to know that someone is so down on life that they are able to take their own life.

Dec 06, 2019 05:02 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a name!  One would surmise that will that fresh mountain air, one would not get depressed...How sad!  A

Dec 06, 2019 05:25 AM #8
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Must say, Emmeline had the freedom to do what she wanted, but never truly enjoyed it! Sad!

Dec 06, 2019 05:39 AM #9
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Another example of "Money Can't Buy Me Love" James Dray 

Dec 06, 2019 05:45 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. A really sad story. Too bad she died too soon.

Dec 06, 2019 08:43 AM #11
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Such synbolic physical gestures of depression, striving for the highest highs then returning to the lowest of lows. I imagine coping with that in the early 20th century was nearly futile.

Dec 06, 2019 09:13 AM #12
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi James Dray 

To think...she had money, traveled and became an accomplished female mountain climber and yet, there was something enough missing in her life that she was depressed and committed suicide. Sad

Dec 06, 2019 11:03 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- what an amazing woman and such a shame that she suffered with depression in her life. 

Dec 06, 2019 12:04 PM #14
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - sounds like she had a great life following fun and breaking records.

Dec 06, 2019 12:11 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

What a sad story James. After accomplishing so much in her life it's tragic the way it ended.

Dec 06, 2019 01:49 PM #16
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this story of Emmeline.  It is unfortunate that depression effects so many people, even those who have great aspirations.

Dec 06, 2019 05:24 PM #17
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I did not know about Emmeline and that she was the first woman to climb New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Dec 06, 2019 05:46 PM #18
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This gives "soaring to new heights" a whole new meaning !

Dec 07, 2019 05:13 AM #19
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James,
Emmeline was obviously searching for something she never found. Sad, considering all of her accomplishments. 

Dec 08, 2019 11:23 AM #20
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

So sad that she felt she had to end her life. It was certainly one filled with adventure!


Dec 08, 2019 02:48 PM #21
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Depression has brought an end to many lives. Our understanding of that affliction is not very good.

Dec 09, 2019 07:04 AM #22
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