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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