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Dame Elisabeth Murdoch 1909 - 2012
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Monday, 23 December 2013
One year has gone since you left us i still think of you often as i drive passed Cruden Farm daily. Your never far from my thoughts.R.I.P beautiful lady....
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
What a wonderful and inspiring person she was! She seemed to have all and only the best of human qualities. If only there were more people like her in public life!
Saturday, 12 January 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
To this day and everyday I will always remember the kindness of Dame Elisabeth and Janet cj
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Many lives enriched-those who knew her, those who knew OF her, but having known her either way, she will be the spirit at the edge of memory until our own end. Bless you lovely Dame Elisabeth.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
A great lady at rest, will be greatly missed by all.
Sunday, 30 December 2012
you will be truly missed
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Rest in peace ???gracious lady
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Rest in peace my dear.This country thanks you for what you have done for it.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Victorians , Australians and the world has been blessed to have had such a wonderful gracious lady, may she rest in peace with her beloved Keith. My passed away 3 years ago she was 97 and a huge fan of Dame Elisabeth, she had piles of cuttings from the news papers of Dame Elisabeth she true.y loved her and her visits to Vrusin farm. RIP
Monday, 24 December 2012
What a wonderful lady who was loved by all. I remember going to Cruden Farm when I was a young child. Thankyou for allowing us to have our wedding photos in your beautiful garden and for having your stables cleaned because the weather wasn't very kind to us. I will also treasure the hand written letter you wrote to us telling us we were welcome to have our photos taken in your gardens.You were "one of a kind." Also a mention to your wonderful friend Queenie who I had the pleasure of meeting.Love Julie xx
Sunday, 23 December 2012
What a wonderful Lady, a true inspiration to all.
Dame Elisabeth lived a life of graciousness,integrity, honesty,
a true role model to the planet!
Saturday, 22 December 2012
A true inspiration. A wonderful lady.
Vale. Will be at Cruden Farm on Christmas Eve for the carols in memory of her.
Friday, 21 December 2012
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.
Friday, 21 December 2012
Rest In Peace Australia's beautiful angel, please watch over us all.
Vale Dame Elisabeth
Thursday, 20 December 2012
An inspiration, with her garden and her life.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Australia has lost a wonderful lady and we now look forward to seeing a bright star above. Celebrating a life well lived and loved by all. I will cherish the memories of Dame Elisabeth and my childhood spent at Cruden Farm, forever.
On behalf of my mother (Mrs Joan Dinsdale) who worked at Cruden Farm 1970/80
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Thursday, 20 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth we have been deeply touched by the Great Love with which you have Lived your Life, thereby touching all who were within its sphere.

That supports the statement made by your son Rupert, on how your influence stretched over a century, and pretty much across Planet Earth.

You are a truly remarkable Lady, and of all the wonderful gifts with which you blessed this world, the one that touches me most deeply and personally, is the point re-iterated by Rupert:
the most satisfying aspect of your life, was your marriage to Keith.

Keith was 42 and you were 19.

The society hostesses said it was preposterous.

With true grace you sloughed off the negativities.

The fulfilment of this Love has blessed us all, and should inspire all men and women to Love each other so well, that when the person has passed on, the Love continues to enrich and nourish.

RIP to the most inspiring, loving and gracious woman I have ever had the privilege to encounter, albeit vicariously, through the media.

Love is Eternal.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
A wonderful role model who led a full and satisfying life privately as well as publicly until the day she died. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Vale Dame Elisabeth
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
A Truly magnificent lady. You will be sadly missed. You touched and will continue to touch our hearts forever
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
R.I.P, good person always blessed by god.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
You have been a great source of inspiration for many of us, Dame Elisabeth!
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Australia has lost a shining star, who will be sadly missed.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
What a beautiful lady, her lovely face says it all.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
God Bless a Great Dame. What a wonderful human, loved by all!
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
What an amazing Lady, you were a true inspiration to all people and although I did not know you I will miss you! RIP
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
You were a gem in the universe. You gave so much of yourself and helped so many. You will never be forgotten.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
It should be compulsory for people like her to live to at least 103.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
thank you for helping society.you will allways be rememberd will love.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth understood her responsibility that came with financial advantage and shared that advantage with an open heart and generous spirit. I didn't know her personally but she seemed grounded and warm. A truly selfless lady who will always be in our hearts.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
The last of the Great Dames.
She lived her life with such grace and generosity.
An inspiration to all.
R.I.P Elisabeth.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
An amazing lady, who was able to enrich and inspire the lives of so many, for me by just being ??
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Gone but never forgotten in the hearts of so many people. You were an inspiration to us all. Your love of nature and your beautiful home and garden will always remain with me. We have lost a true Australian treasure. Rest In Peace dear lady, you have done so much for so many.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Such a beautiful positive lady who showed so much kindness, compassion to so many and was a good friend to many people as well. Not only was she helping different charities she was much more than that, she was a mother, a wife and a very good gardener.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Abeautiful lady rest.
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
A person to be admired and commended for her contributions to so many elements of life. Thank you .
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Thank you for your inspirational, generous work and your kindness, wisdom, hard work and tenacity, using your wealth for good. You were an inspiration and fantastic role model. Thank you.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
An amazing lady. A life well-lived. Dame Elisabeth has left a legacy of great works that benefit many, particularly with the Children's Hospital and the Arts. An inspiring to many.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Farewell to a very special and gracious lady, who gave so much to others and was a true inspiration. Dame Elisabeth, you will be truly missed. Rest in peace.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A beautiful and gracious lady
A truly proud Australian
A kind and caring human being
A wonderful example of a life well lived.
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, thank you for all you have done for Victoria, it is now your time to rest in peace, with our thanks.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Australia has lost a beautiful icon who had the voice of an aristocrat and the heart of an angel. Lady Elizabeth Murdoch was one of a kind, a unique individual whose kindness and caring will be hard to replicate.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
What a beautiful euoglogy from Rupert, and what a DAME. Australia will miss her. There will be no other like her
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Thanks for opening Cruden Farm to so many charities and for your support of music in Melbourne. You will be missed.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Your beautiful smile shall live in my heart forever. Susan
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A wonderful person who was and is totally inspirational - my condolances to the family - Tami
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
So sad she has gone,but so so glad she was here RIP
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Vale Dame Elisabeth, I was honoured to meet you once, & I will never forget your gentleness and sense of humour
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I called Cruden Farm 5 years ago to get support for a campaign I was about to start. I almost fainted when Dame Elisabeth Murdoch answered the phone. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch spoke to me at length and I could feel her love and compassion radiate down the line. She was such a kind, loyal and generous Lady. Lots of Love Joshua Brooker <3
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Surely one of the most inspirational women of our time. May Dame Elisabeth rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A life well spent. Rest in peace beautiful lady.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
The beauty of her soul shone through her eyes and smile. How blessed we are to have such a women grace our earth.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
One of Australia's longtime examples of chivalry par excellance, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE.

Recently I was watching Andre Denton interview Dame Elisabeth on his television series Elders when she was in her 100th year. He was asking her about famous last words of wisdom by people who have lived many years. She reached into her handbag and fossicked until she found the piece of paper she was looking for. Then she read a quotation she had written down. She read it twice: “No personal god need be worshipped for us to live in amazement at the beauty and immensity of creation”. She then added with a twinkling smile, “I think that's good!”
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I have only admired a few other people (2 family members of mine) as much as I have admired Dame Elisabeth. I met her at Cruden Farm at an open day a month after her 100th birthday and despite not saying much as I was very nervous to be meeting my hero, I was absolutely thrilled to have briefly spoken to her. She embodied every quality I admire and I was very saddened to hear of her passing. I have often thought that the Murdoch family are extrordinarily lucky to have such a family member.
Maybe she rest in peace with Sir Keith. My condolences to the Murdoch family on their loss of such a special and irreplaceable person.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth - a gracious lady. of an age that has now passed Australia by. We shall not see their like again. Rest in Peace thou good and faithful servant.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Inspirational
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
An Amazing life lead by and Amazing woman, ann inspiration to us all!
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I have never seen such kindness and compassion as Lady Elisabeth had in her face and eyes. Makes me proud to share my nationality with her. Sympathy to the family.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I really really admired you, you are an eternal inspiration, with values the emodern world should reflect upon. I will plant a "Dame Elizabeth" rose in your memory.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
May you rest in peace special lady , Dame Elisabeth Murdoch , no words could describe how special a lady you were .....
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Rest in peace beautiful lady. May your legacy live on.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Remarkable woman. May you rest in peace with the angels
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
RIP Dame Elisabeth. The world needs more people like this, she will be deeply missed by all. Rest in Peace lovely lady.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Australia has lost a truly wonderful human being. She will be sadly missed by us all.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A more gracious, caring and inspiring woman would be hard to find. So much can be learnt from the legacy that Dame Elisabeth created and nurtured for so long. God Bless You.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A grand lady whose inner beauty shone through her permanent smile -may she be reunited with Keith and rest in eternal happiness:-)
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
hi,all Dame elisabeth murdoch was a great woman and a great mother, wife, and advocate and her death was a shame. She will be missed by all.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth was a truly remarkable woman and was so inspiring. She had such a caring heart and an amazing insight to life. The world has farewelled an angel but she will always be remembered for her dedication and kindness.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
May the blessings of Buddha be with you always Dame Elisabeth Murdoch..
All your good deeds and great virtues will be a shinning example for many genrations to follow.. Thank You!! With Loving Kindness Esther Bay
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
An inspiration to the world!
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
What a beautiful lady. Love her house too. They don't make people like they use to. RIP Dame Elisabeth. XO
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
We convey our heartfelt sympathies and respect to all of Dame Elizabeth's family, loved ones, friends, and well-wishers. Though neither of us in our family knew Dame Elizabeth personally, together we admire and respect her for being a truly remarkable, caring and loving person of immense good will. Her life has been a testimony of loving commitment worthy of note to her family, as a loving wife, mum, grandma & great grandma and beyond her family to that of her local community, country, nation and the world at large through her good will and generous spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and we pray for the peaceful repose of her soul and that she may rest forever in Peace in the garden of Eternal Life. Remembering that to live on in the hearts of those we love is never to die.
In Sympathy,
Geraldine & Jude Gonsalvez and all our children and Familiy.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A truly remarkable woman.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A beautiful lady!
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
What an inspirational individual Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was, someone who totally deserved a place on this earth. If only everyone on this earth could learn something from this woman, perhaps it would be a better place for us all to live. You are my inspiration Dame Elisabeth
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A true lady an inspiration to all. Her strength kindness and generosity will not be forgotten
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
With love.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A great lady, a wonderful Australian. She will be forever remembered by her good deeds, big and small, and we are all the better for her having lived among us. Reunited with her beloved husband in Heaven.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Remembering a wonderful Australian woman who let her light shine on so many. A truly remarkable person. RIP.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
We love you Dame Elisabeth. Thank you for everything you've done to bring happiness to so many human beings. God bless you
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched. A dear lady with such poise, generosity and kindness in all she did.

I was fortunate to meet her many times through her Patronage of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne and her memory for faces and names never ceased to amaze me.

Her memory will live on in the townships of Clyde and Langwarrin and her life will be celebrated by the CFA, Royal Botanic Gardens and many other community groups and charities she touched.

My sincere condolences to her family. May her legacy live on in her beautiful gardens of Cruden Farm.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
The like of her will not pass our way again. R.I.P. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Beautiful, wonderful woman - an example to us all. She will be missed but I hope her memory and legacy lives on and she continues to influence us all.
A true lady
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
What a wonderful lady Dame Elisabeth was. Although I do not personally know any of the family, I have seen her many times on TV. I absolutely loved her home and garden. A truly remarkable lady.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Wonderful lady, just look at that smile....!!
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I did not know you personally but your caring and love shone through everyone and everywhere you went, may you rest in peace, deep sympathy to all her loving family, God Bless.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
a remarkable woman the world will miss
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
What an inspiring women, just loved your passion. You will be sadly missed.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth is one of those rare stars too seldom seen by human eyes. It is a huge loss for all of us.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Dame , you have helped and inspired millions of people around the world .
You have changed the lives of many and your legacy will live on .
I am so greatful for all that you have done and the royal children's hospital wouldn't be where it is today without you ! It has helped many children including myself . Thank you
May you rest in peace
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
God's blessings on a life so well lived. May your legacy continue to do good in a world in so much need of people just like you. Thank you!
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
I am a great admirer of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. I have taped her interview with Andrew Denton when she was 99 and every time I feel down I watch it to make be feel better. She was a remarkable woman.
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
A truly remarkable lady, one of Australia's most inspirational women. 103 amazing years, may your legacy live on for all Australians, for the next 103 years and beyond. Condolences to the Murdoch family.
Monday, 17 December 2012
What a truly remarkable and inspiring lady. Through my involvement with the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute I have grown a greater understanding of the importance of ongoing research, and its impact on clinical outcomes around the world. Your commitment and dedication not only to the MCRI but to the RCH is truly outstanding. You will always be remembered.
Monday, 17 December 2012
I have always admired you and had the greatest respect for you since seeing you for the first time at Clyde, what a most amazing woman you were, loved by all and so generous with your time and giving. You were truly someone to look up to and be inspired by. There is no one who could replace you.
Monday, 17 December 2012
Australia has lost a generous and kind human being. God Bless you Dame Elisabeth, and may your memory live on forever.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
A truly gracious Lady,
Fly with the Angels Dame Elisabeth
Saturday, 15 December 2012
The world has lost a wonderful inspiring and amazing Lady. A Lady who captivated your attention and listened intently and had a great sense of humour. The most charming unassuming loving and caring person you could ever meet. I was asked to do a charity day at Cruden Farm and jumped at the opportunity. I was awestruck by her property and was taken in by her garden and lemon scented gum trees. I decided to send a card of thanks and mentioned her garden and gum trees. The card had images of Lemon scented gum trees on the front. She was 93 at the time. Several months later I was doing a charity day at the McClelland Gallery and looked up and saw a lady walking briskly up the road and the nearer she got I realized it was Dame Elisabeth. I couldn't believe it. She smiled at me as she approached me, asked me something and I added and asked her ' Dame Elisabeth,I want to introduce myself to you, if you remember...... I said,' I am the person who sent you a card a few months ago thanking you for allowing me to come to your house and help raise money for X charity.' She lit up, smiled broadly, her eyes twinkled and to my astonishment said to me, 'Oh.. yes Dear! The card you sent was the card with lemon scented gum trees on the front?' I said 'Yes!!! she said,'My dear, you should write and get published, you write beautifully!' I was awestruck or dumbstruck really. I am one of her biggest fans. I returned home and decided to paint her and did. An awesome Lady who has inspired me to help others. Bless her, She will be missed by just so many people. We will never forget such a Grand Lady.
My thoughts are with Dame Elisabeths family.
Friday, 14 December 2012
You were such an inspirational, gracious, kind, loving and sincere lady. Cruden Farm will continue to florish and so too will your memory and legacy live on with so many. A beautiful rose you were. May you rest in peace.
Friday, 14 December 2012
T have the happiest memories of the generous philanthropist Dame
Elisabeth in her garden at Cruden Farm when she celebrated her 100th birthday with a great number of her friends and family
Thursday, 13 December 2012
The world has lost a truly humble and inspiring woman with Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's death. Although I was never lucky enough to meet her in person, I have heard her speak and have marvelled at how down to earth she was and her genuine desire to help others. Living to 103 years is a feat in itself and she seemed to live her life well and with conviction.
Although her death is very sad, I will always remember her with admiration and hope I can be half as benevolent and kind in my lifetime. The world needs more kindness and emulating this great Lady would help to achieve this.
Rest in Peace-your legacy will live on.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Precious Dame Elisabeth - I have had a photo of you propped up on my desk for years now-you have always inspired me.
I try to emulate you & "wake up in the morning & wonder what I can do for other people". I love Jeff Kennett's tribute that you leave "a Legacy of Absolute Goodness".
I marvel at your modesty & your innate practical nature & how humble you've been while helping so MANY for so many years!
I've wept reading so many of the AMAZING Tributes in this Book & all I can say is that I'm sure you're up in heaven now with your beloved Keith, laughing in each others arms forever.
You precious, beautiful inspiring woman...you'll always be in my heart & mind & I'll always think of you with wonderment.
God Bless you & your amazing family.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Withmywife Edna I frequently visited Cruden Farm on the many open days - Dame Elizabeth was a lovely person who gave her all for charitable causes. RIP
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Watched Denton's interview with Dame Elisabeth on Friday night. What a grand lady she was and we are all the more richer for having Dame Elisabeth with us for such a very long time. She leaves a great legacy that I don't think we shall her likes see again in our life time. Sincere condolences to the Murdoch family, your dear Mother will be missed by the multitude whos lives she touched. RIP
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
i have fond memories of meeting dame elisabeth in her garden on an open day. she is an exquisite example of goodness ,respect and giving. may the generation of today learn much from her. best wishes to the Murdoch family.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Condolences to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you all.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
It is not often the passing of a person you have never met can have such a profound effect. Dame Elisabeth was such a person, I cannot think of her passing without sadness, but will reflecton the joy she brought many.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
I REMEMBER FONDLY THE FAMILY GATHERINGS AT CRUDEN FARM SHE ALWAYS MADE YOU FEEL WELCOME.REST IN PEACE
Monday, 10 December 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting her twice & bumped into her several times. She was resolved & focused on improvong the world around her. I have held her in awed admiration for decades. Dame Elisabeth was an iconic example to all Australia - selfless & giving. Alas I don't think we will ever see her ilk again. I am tearful & saddened by her passing, and offer my sincerest condolences to all who loved her. WE should all try to do as She DID.
Monday, 10 December 2012
An inspirational woman, down to earth, wise and loving. Her life was spent loving and giving to others - you can see her qualities reflected in her beautiful face. We will be the poorer for her passing.
Monday, 10 December 2012
She was an inspiration to us all, I loved listening to her many points of view, she impact on so many of us in ways she will never know, goodbye gentle lady, god bless.

Patricia Grove Sydney
Monday, 10 December 2012
To a great lady a great woman a fantastic person, who 'other's' were always first, with all our respect, rest in peace now you are in god's care.
Monday, 10 December 2012
A wonderful woman...an inspiration and a example to us all of a how to live a life full of goodness and honesty.
Sunday, 9 December 2012
A gracious and wonderful lady, who loved her family, her gardening and social inclusion for everyone. so many happy memories and vists to Cruden Farm with Melvie banks (Dec)and the many charity events Dame Elizabeth contributed too. The participation to the Victorian and Australian Community and the exceptional contribution to Australia will be a legacy never forgotten.
Bill PeacocK OAM. Disabled Motorists Australia.
Sunday, 9 December 2012
What a wonderful world it would be to live in, if we could all learn and live by her example- such an inspirational woman who will be sadly missed, but her legacy will live on.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
What a fantastic woman
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Dear Murdoch family we are sorry for your loss.May the God of all comfort and mercy be with you in the days ahead.He will comfort and strengthen you.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
I can still remember when Dame Elizabeth Murdoch was signing her books for everyone. Cruden farm was opened and what a day it was. Thank you for the memories of such a beautiful place may she rest in peace and her family be together at this sad time.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Yet another, Irreplacable. She will be missed, but fondly remembered.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Inspiring, courageous, gracious and generous. Dame Elizabeth had many wonderful qualities that should inspire us all. Our thoughts go to all her family, friends and many supporters.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Your grace, your dignity, your willingness to give everyone a go, regardless of background or circumstance. Thank you for sharing you, thank you for sharing your beautiful spirit and your wonderful gardens which gave me so many memories to treasure. You will live on in the hearts of thousand of people, enriched by your life and your beautiful smile. Rest in Peace Dear Dame Elizabeth.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth You has been a blessing for millions of people,you generosity will never forgotten RIP and god bless you.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth was such a wonderful lady; warm, generous in kind and spirit. I regret I never had the opportunity to meet her in person. She was always on my 'If You Could Have Anyone In The World For Dinner...' list. The world is a brighter place for having had her in it, and a little darker now she has gone. Rest in Peace.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
My most enduring memory of Dame Elisabeth was about 20 years ago in my local supermarket I bumped into her while I was shopping - as was she.We exchanged pleasantries; she always had time for people. A very humble, down-to-earth woman who has left a wonderful legacy.Good bye and God bless you, Dame Elisabeth
Saturday, 8 December 2012
A delightful human being who had more get up and go than people half her age - an inspiration for us all.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
What an inspiring, generous and genuinely loving person. The world was made much better by the gifts Dame Elisabeth gave. Elisabeth will never be forgotten.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
She was a wonderful lady and one of the most handsome woman I ever knew - she will be greatly missed by her family and her friends of which I was lucky to count myself as one

Gertrude (Gertie) Steiglheimer
Saturday, 8 December 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
SINCERE SYMPATHY TO YOU,GOD IS A REFUGE FOR ALL THOSE WHO SEEK HIM."YOU(GOD)IS OPENING HIS HAND AND SATISFYING THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING."(PSLM.145:16).........
Saturday, 8 December 2012
My sincere condolences to the Murdoch family. Elisabeth lived a long life of special mightiness from God. Psalms.90:10 and what Jesus did on a small scale, he will do on an even larger one in the future. Matt.19:2 so cherish your dear memories of Elisabeth and keep them forever in your hearts.
Friday, 7 December 2012
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
Friday, 7 December 2012
We are all the GREATER for knowing Dame Elisabeth and the legacy she leaves behind her.RIP
Friday, 7 December 2012
An amazing life lived to the upmost.I met the great Dame in about 1974 while horseriding on Cruden Farm with a friend,and since then have always followed her life and times with much interest.Condolences to her family and friends.Never to be forgotten,such a generous soul,rest in peace,so well deserved,Philip H.Margaret River
Friday, 7 December 2012
What a sad loss to Australia. My condolences to the Murdoch family.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth was the quintessential Melburnian matriarch. May her memory be a blessing to the city & state to which she was so indefatigably & faithfully devoted.
Friday, 7 December 2012
A great lady, what a sad loss to Australia
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was a national treasure and truly inspirational. My deepest sympathy to her family.
I lost my own mother last week aged 92. I adored my mother and she was the one constant in my life and I'm struggling with the fact I will never see her again just as I'm sure Dame Elisabeth's family are also. Just as my mother was my inspiration so was Dame Elisabeth, not only to her own family but many thousand of others. If only the world were made up of people of their calibre.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I was very sad to hear of the passing of such a warm and lovely lady. Even though I never met her she has touched my life when reading about the work she has done especially with children as I am a Kindergarten teacher. Dame Elisabeth is one of Australia's true treasures who will live on and on in our hearts and in future generations.Dame Elisabeth would have made an amazing Prime Minister as she always showed compassion, honesty and genuine warmth towards and for everyone.
To the Murdoch family I am truely sorry for your loss and I send you my best wishes during this sad time
Kind regards Sharon Saitta
Friday, 7 December 2012
What a truly amazing woman. Her eloquence, courage, humility and wisdom will continue to inspire many generations of Australians to come. She is a wonderful example of the immense good that one person can do.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I just watched a repeat of the tv show called Elders,I did not know her but she came across as a lovely lady. My condolences to all her extended family.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth graced Melbourne for over a century. After a life of altruistic service you deserve a well earned rest.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Honesty and commitment is the legacy Dame Elisabeth has gifted to us all. Her example will inspire generations to come.

God bless her, may she rest in peace.
Friday, 7 December 2012
What a great Lady she was I never met her but saw her on TV & she struck me as being the real deal God Bless you Dame Elisabeth
Friday, 7 December 2012
There should be more ladies like her.
Friday, 7 December 2012
All my life Dame Elisabeth was my ideal grandmother as we had no grandparents as we grew up. Her always smiling face, those intense blue eyes and thousands of smile lines showed the type of person she was. We, like many Australians, thought of her as a wise, wonderful and kind grandparent. Sincere sympathy to her family.
Friday, 7 December 2012
A lovely lady who was always willing to open her property for kindergarten children at Christmas. Her class and grace was unequalled. Dame Elisabeth, you will be missed tremendously.
Friday, 7 December 2012
To the Murdoch family my depest condolences go out to you all R.I.P to a fine lady who will be surely missed by everyone xo
Friday, 7 December 2012
So sorry ! I had the pleasure to meet
this amazing wonderful woman and admired her kindness, wisdom and "savoir faire"
Catherine Alapont
Friday, 7 December 2012
A beautiful lady with a beautiful garden who was willing to share everything she had with all of us. She will be greatly missed. Glenda
Friday, 7 December 2012
I am so deeply saddened by hearing of the loss of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch. I had dearly wanted to go to the garden of a lifetime, Cruden Farm, to visit & to have the honour of meeting Dame Elizabeth but ill health prevented me. I knew time was running out. My mother Joan Mackay nee Govett & her siblings were second cousins to Dame Elizabeth who knew her & loved & admired her from their childhoods. My grandfather Hugh Govett spent a lot of his childhood visiting his aunt & uncle Rupert's farm which Dame Elizabeth remembered. My dear Aunty Steph who died in 1995 kept & cherished a little book Dame Elizabeth at 17 gave her when my aunt was very sick as a child. After my aunt died my beautiful mother & Dame Elizabeth exchanged some lovely letters. My mother would have dearly loved to have had the chance to see Dame Elizabeth again & share a wonderful afternoon talking about their the family history, an earler world & how they felt about modern times. My mother was too humble to put herself forward so the meeting never occurred. It was such a shame as they both had such similar delightful curious full of life personalities interested in everything & both were kindness, caring & genorousity personified. They both had that amazing radiant beautiful smiles. I felt they would have had the most wonderful time'together. Unfortunately my mother died in 2004. After my mother died I thought Dame Elizabeth would have appreciated knowing the warmth & inspiration & fondness which my mother & her siblings felt towards her & have a copy of my mother's eulogy which conveyed how many aspects of my mother's & Dame Elizabeth's personalities they shared in common. I also wanted to share with Dame Elizabeth my beautiful mother's extraordinary experience when she died that showed life does go on after death & the radiant light of a beautiful & loving spirit burns very bright even more so after death. Sadly due to my own ill health sharing my mother's memories & meeting Dame Elizabeth was not to be but I know now that regardless of one's views before death she now knows the extraordinary experience that occurs after death. My deepest condolences to all her family & the many that knew & loved her. I know how dearly you will all miss her as dearly as I miss my own beautiful mother every day. What a loving inspirational and beautiful human being Dame Elizabeth was in this life & what an extraordinary life achievement she attained with such grace. Thank you for all that you shared with so many.
Friday, 7 December 2012
An amazing woman and role model for us all. So many people have been blessed and helped by her generosity and hard work. My deepest sympathy to the family at their loss.
Friday, 7 December 2012
It was a privilege to have met you and to be involved in The Dolphin research project that you supported. It was always special to visit Cruden Farm as a child living in Langwarrin. You were an amazing woman and you will be missed... RIP.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth was a rare example of a good and kind human being. She used her wealth for good and did not flaunt it as so many do today. She saw it as an opportunity to quietly and graciously help others. She radiated love, warmth caring and kindness. I am sure there is a wonderful place for her in heaven.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I am so sorry that SHE HAS LRFT.MAY SHE BE IN PEACE WITH LORD JESUS.
Friday, 7 December 2012
This wonderful, kind, generous Lady will be sorely missed by the entire Australian community. We remember her especially for her unstinting work for the Royal Children's Hospital and the Murdoch Foundation.
Friday, 7 December 2012
My only regret is that I didn't have the pleasure of meeting you Dame Elisabeth. I have heard so many beautiful stories and read so much about you. You are a true inspiration! My deepest sympathy goes to all your family. You are an Australian treasure… xx With love Josie Sheehan xx
Friday, 7 December 2012
Rest in Peace Mrs. Murdoch. You have indeed lived a very long blessed life. Thank you very much for your service to the people of Australia. You will be sorely missed.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I had the pleasure of visiting Cruden Farm for the Open Garden Scheme and met Dame Elisabeth. She kindly signed my leaflet: the signature is strong. I think Dame Elisabeth was already 100 years at the time. A wonderful person.
Friday, 7 December 2012
How wonderful to have known such a caring, generous person. Australia, and indeed the world, needs more like her - a philanthropist who gave far more than money, she gave of herself. We will all miss you. Condolences to the family and her devoted staff at Cruden Farm.
Friday, 7 December 2012
God Bless You, Sweet Soul. And also,Your Family and Everyone You touched with your Loving Energy of Light !
Friday, 7 December 2012
I had the great priviledge of meeting Dame Elizabeth on a couple of occassions and I will always consider it to have been a great honour.If we could apply some of what Dame Eizabeth did the world would be a better place.
Friday, 7 December 2012
What an amazing glowing light of a life we have lost here in Victoria. Dame Elizabeth was an example of what can be done right in the world to remedy so many 'wrongs'. A beautiful strong spirit & a true community leader.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I have admired this wonderful woman for many years and the country will surely feel her sad departure. My sympathies go out to the family in their loss.
Friday, 7 December 2012
May she be in a better place.
Friday, 7 December 2012
My parents had the privilege of attending Dame Elizabeth's 80th birthday at Cruden Farm and I remember they were given a beautiful box containing a picnic lunch. I have kept this box because of the many memories of Dame Elizabeth's generosity to so many institutions.,particularly the RCH
Friday, 7 December 2012
It seems to me you were a lovely, gracious lady with an incredibly strong sense of social justice. My heart felt sympathy to the family on the loss of one so loved.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth, Dame E - what a great girl you are - I had the honor of meeting you at Cruden farm a few times. Eyes full of life, warmth and mischief. I am personally richer for those few minutes. Thank you.
Friday, 7 December 2012
A truly inspirational women.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Such a great lady with a huge heart. You will be missed by many.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Like so many people who have admired and loved Dame Elisabeth from a distance I was really happy to see her when visiting Cruden Farm. She approached people on her much loved machine, and welcomed us to her garden and talked of her admiration for her gardener. It was obvious, when we found Michael in the picking garden what a great bond they had formed. Condolences to the family and all that had the privilege of a closer relationship with a lady who touched the hearts of so many. She was truly inspiring.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Deepest sympathy to the Murdoch family. I have always admired Dame Elisabeth. She did so much good in her life. A great role model. RIP
Friday, 7 December 2012
Thank you for caring
Friday, 7 December 2012
What an amazing person with such an amazing life of helping others.
Friday, 7 December 2012
What a truly inspirational woman who lived such a beautiful life. She gave so much and touched so many lives. May she now rest in peace & never be forgotten for the wonderful legacy she leaves behind. Condolences to her family.
Friday, 7 December 2012
A tribute to the life of a Lady who acknowledged she was very blessed and shared around as much of that blessing as she could.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth was a great human being and is a great loss to the nation. I thank her for her life's work and the example she set to others. May she rest in peace. My condolences to her family and friends.
Friday, 7 December 2012
What a wonderful, kind and beautiful lady we have lost. Your contributions to so many organisations and one such is Noah's Ark helped my grandson who has Developmental Delays, fine and gross motor and sensory processing disorder by them subsidising his cost for an additional support teacher for school holiday program each holidays. He requires extra supervision especially when they go on holiday excursions etc and your donations to Noah's ark made this possible. My daughter is a single divorced mum and this kindness helped her immensely with costs....thankyou thankyou thankyou kind lady. from Nana Christine Stewart and daughter Kylie P. Langwarrin Victoria
Friday, 7 December 2012
A true Grande Dame, a credit to the nation, and to herself. Condolences to the Murdoch family, and to the friends who knew and loved her.
Friday, 7 December 2012
It must have been the best job, the greatest privilege in the World to have been able to help those in need and make such a difference. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch seemed like one in a million, a beautiful ray of sunshine for so many.
I hope others learn from her kind and wonderful legacy. Sincere condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Dame Elisabeth.
Friday, 7 December 2012
My wife Heather & I are deeply saddened by the death of Dame Elisabeth but very thankful for her legacy which we as a family have benefited from, The Royal Children Hospital and the Victorian College of the Arts. Dame Elisabeth exemplified all that my late grandfather encouraged me to be and when at times I have felt discouraged, her passion and tireless enthusiasm have inspired me. Others will write more eloquently than me of her but we thank God for Dame Elisabeth. May her Memory be Eternal!
Friday, 7 December 2012
Sounded like a great lady. My condolences to everyone who was blessed to know her. Truly lovely people are so very rare. God Bless.
Friday, 7 December 2012
My sympathy to the Murdoch family. Mrs. Elisabeth lived a very long time, Psalm 90:10 says that is "a special mightiness". My condolences to the family.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Rest in peace Dame Elisabeth. Australia is poorer place with the sad news of your passing, but, also a richer place with your tireless philanthropic deeds.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Vale Dame Elisabeth - A life well lived. Deepest Sympathies to her family and friends.
Friday, 7 December 2012
I would like to extend my condolences to the family. Death is never something we get use to. But know during this time you are not alone. Our Creator promises better days ahead. He will give you the strength needed to get through this difficult time.
Friday, 7 December 2012
A truly great lady a role model for all - much beloved and admired by countless Australians
Friday, 7 December 2012
An inspiration to us all. A wonderful lady.
Friday, 7 December 2012
Your light will continue always thankyou
Thursday, 6 December 2012
We met back in 1976,i went to the wrong address but the great lady Dame Elisabeth was gracious and so courteous and helped me to find where i was going. Simple thing but it showed me what a true and genuine human being she was, Rest in peace and may we all thank her for her humanity.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
“And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame Elizabeth, you were a truly great Australian
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth will be remembered for many moments in her treasured life. Her legacy will survive all of us and that warm and loving smile she so often graced our lives with will never leave us. My sincere condolences go out to. the family and with all my heart and loving fondness for her we will greatly miss a grand lady.She was a inspiration and treasure to all of us. Hoping and trust the life we all lead has some of the Dame in all of us then we are sure it would be a better world. God bless you Dame Elisabeth..love forever...
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You have been a true inspiration, thank you for your kind and generous support of the arts, education and medical research.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest in peace beautiful lady I was in intensive care at the same hospital as you in September, your staff were not only attentive to you, but showed warmth & kindness to me. A reflection of the very special caring lady you were.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth,
I only had the privilege of meeting with you on one occasion at Cruden Farm for a Royal Children's Hospital Auxiliary function but your honest warmth and wickedly fun sense of humour has always meant that I have always smiled when I heard your name or saw it mentioned in dispatches. I was sincerely hurt when I heard of your passing but know that better times in a better place await you.
All your exceptional works will live on as will my –and many others' - memories of you. Who knows what they'll make of you up there! Who knows what you'll get up to!

Theodore Polites
RCH Life Governor
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An inspiration to all, your beautiful belief in life has inspired me to find something I can do to help others.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May the GODho comforts all comfort you in your time of pain and grief. (2corinth. 1:3) May your fond memories of her bring you comfort and peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth Murdoch's husband Keith, intuitively felt she was special and that her presence in this world of ours would echo and mirror those once in a lifetime people who selflessly endeavour to make a difference for the betterness of mankind.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful lady.x
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Sweet Sage peace be with you hugs and kisses luv miss jodi louise Sentance and family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Truly amazing lady. RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What an amazing and generous Lady. The world has become a lot poorer without you Dame Elizabeth. Our condolences to your family. R I P.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May Dame Elisabeth Murdoch rest in peace and the eternal light shine upon her...
Your will be in our hearts and minds now and for ever after...
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly remarkable women. Her love for people and family and her garden has inspired me for many years. I love you Elisabeth, you were truly a remarkable women. You will be sadly missed by many. My heart goes out to all your family, my deepest condolences to all the Murdoch family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
We are a typical everyday family living in Perth but together with my wife and adult children deeply feel the loss of Dame Elizabeth's passing - we are indebted to her love and grace that in reflective moments anchored our lives.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly remarkable woman. May her dear soul rest in eternal peace forever. I will never forget you Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and what you did for others. You were an inspiration.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth's kindness and generosity of spirit has inspired so many Australians. Among her many interests, was her support of interfaith activities and the sacred arts which she saw as ways of bringing people together for more understanding and, as she said, "to create a more peaceful world for our children and grandchildren". We will miss her so much. We send the Murdoch Family our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Please accept my condolences. May the bible's words at Joh5:28,29 bring hope.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A grand lady who helped so many people in her life. God now has his right hand helper with him in heaven. Bless you my dear lady. Sleep in peace. My condolences to her family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a kind and beautiful lady, i'm so sad that you have gone may you Rest in Peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful and gracious lady now at rest. Dame Elizabeth you will always be an inspiration to all of us. I am truly honoured to have met you.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, thank you for touching our hearts with your grace, peace, smile and open heart. Sincere condolences to the whole Murdoch family. How lucky you have been to have such a wonderful person in your life and ours.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful kind lady we will miss you
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A Truly Beautiful Person in every way who lived her life to the Principals she held Dearest to her.
Elisabeth you are and will always be Remembered for what it is to be truly a human being in the very best way.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dearest Dame Elisabeth Forever in our hearts may you Rest In Peace Always
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dearest Dame Elisabeth Thank you!!! Farewell to a truly beautiful and inspirational lady, you have touched so many lives and you are greatly loved and admired by all of us.....once a living angel and now resting peacefully in heaven....you will be greatly missed....May you Rest In Peace Always.....
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Such a rare gem. RIP Dame Elisabeth and thank you.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia was privileged indeed to have had such a special soul give so much of herself for so long.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth opened her heart and Cruden Farm home to all. A humble lady who dedicated her life to the benefit of humanity. A beautiful soul for all eternity. Condolences to the extended Murdoch family. RIP Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
On behalf of the Victoria Day Council, we would like to extend our heart felt compassion and love to the family of Victoria's much loved Saint, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. She was awarded the honor of Victorian of the Year in 2001 and serviced all Victorians with such a caring heart. Thank you Dame Elisabeth for the way you touched everyone. Rest in Peace. God Bless you, Andrew Kay Chair of Trustee's Victoria Day Council
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth generous spirit will remain a beacon to guide us all long, long beyond her parting. Her smile, her warmth and her humility enhanced her greatness, and leave me with the precious memory of meeting such a wonderful lady.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
She seemed like a lovely lady a beautiful life and she helped so many through charities. I never met her but I will miss her
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I had the privilege of meeting Dame Elizabeth Murdoch at Cruden Farm. I will always remember her beautiful smile and the kindness and love that radiated from her eyes. She showed much compassion in allowing my friend Carol who was dying of cancer to have a private tour of the farm. It was carols last wish. Deepest sympathy to the family. She was an inspiration to us all. She will be sadly missed by all the residents of Langwarrin and Melbourne.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Truly a beautiful person RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My sincere condolences to the Murdoch family .what a beautiful warm kind lady. I have shed tears today and feel sad at her passing and although I never met her I feel I did know her in a way I have often driven past the farm over the last eight years daily a d always wished one day to go to open day but I have left it to late now. Thankyou for everything you did for medicine Christine STewart of frankston heights
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Please accept our condolences and prayers. Cherish her precious memories. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You are a great lady and will be missed by all. Rest in Heaven.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful LADY, who will be missed by more than family and friends. Vale Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was a beautiful star that emitted the warm and gentle light that embraced us all on this earth, soothed our souls and comforted those who were suffering. That gentle light will keep our hearts warm for years to come.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Always behaved in a lady like way. Adhered to her standards of behavior as a modest gentle caring lady. She used her wealth to serve the people of Australia. You were very much admired and loved Dame Elizabeth. R.I.P
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A genuine beautiful human being.
The world would be so, so much better if it adhered to some of this wonderful women's innate sense of giving.
How fortunate for Australia, she was an Australian.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My husband Gordon and I were married 26 yrs today. We were married and first to use the Dame Elisabeth Arboretum, Which she had donated to the people. on Cranbourne Rd, Langwarrin. So we find it fitting that we share our day, with celebration in honour of one of Australia's Beautiful Ladies. Thankyou Dame Elisabeth for all you have done to make Australia a better place and for helping people. I was one of the lucky people to have met you. May you rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a truly wondeful and inspiring Australian and human being.A great loss to all. My sympathy to her family and all who knew and loved her.There can be little doubt that her spirit will live on!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Wondrous, beautiful Dame Elisabeth.
Your legacy is flung far & wide.

Thank you for being you.

Sincere condolences to family: May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now & always.

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My sincere condolences to the Murdoch family on the loss of a a great matriarch and woman who gladdened so many lives with her contribution.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Farewell beautiful lady. What an extraordinary and wonderful life. How loved you were and how proud we were of you.
My first thought was of your beautiful gums at Cruden Farm and your kindness to some deafness services workers who were lunching at Cruden a short time ago and were so delighted to be invited to meet you.
All in a days work for this lady of light.....the joy she brought surrounded her.
Condolences to her family and close friends.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
To the the family of Elisabeth Murdoch - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a truly beautiful woman rest in peace Aaron
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Our condolences
to ~ElisaBeth Murdoch~
In honor of great
encouragment
and to have lived
over 100 years ~:~
rest well spiritually
inside a serene calm life@
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Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thank you for your great contribution to the Roayal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne. Your generosity helped so many families get through difficult times. May you rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a wonderful lady! A delightful human being, with such strength of character and generosity to others. I will never forget your kindness to other people who needed help. I know your memory will live on with the Australian people who admired you greatly x
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a most amazing human being was Dame Elisabeth. I feel proud to say I live in the same suburb, she was truly inspirational and absolutely lived her life to the full. May you rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Bless her. A long life well lived. RIP Dame Elisabeth
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I will never forget the day, about 20 years ago, when Dame Elisabeth held the door open for me as I was exiting Ansett Australia's head office at 501 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
At the time, I was Ansett's baggage claims officer and I was carrying two large suitcases to our repairers in nearby Anthony Street.
We chatted together for about five minutes and I'll always remember the kindness that Dame Elisabeth showed me that day. We are the poorer for her loss.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly beautiful person who will be so greatly missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Had the pleasure of getting know Dame Elisabeth when I was a committee member of the Australian American Association (Victoria). She was our Patron and I found her to be a wonderful human being and great Australian. She will be missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a very special and inspirational lady. Her kindness touched everyone.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest in peace, Dame Elisabeth. There is truly no one like you. You are an inspirational example to us all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My heart is saddened to learn of the death of this wonderful woman. Dame Elisabeth graced this country with her warmth, wit and generosity. She will always be a great role model for all Australians. She will be greatly missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May this beautiful Lady rest in peace. She lived a wonderful life.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Some people light up your life - others light the way - few do both! One of Australia's shining lights has been but dimmed. Thank You.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
magnificent lady
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch - a wonderful wonderful lady and great loss to us all
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
As a student from Elisabeth Murdoch College may I just say that she has shone a light of value onto my school community and we highly respect the work she has done for us and for everyone.
Rest in Peace Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A very sad day for all our community, I am one of the fortunate ones that was privelaged to meet this wonderful lady. After reading Dame Elisabeth's biography I was able to tell her how much I enjoyed it. She instantly picked up on my Scottish accent and told me I spoke just like her mother in law . Having came from the same area as the Murdochs I asked her if she had ever visited the old country which indeed she had and continued to tell me her thoughts and memories of her visit. A wonderful lady indeed. R.I.P. xxx
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a humble,strong woman we have just lost.Dame Elisabeth was an active member in the Langwarrin Community.I recall my first meeting was at the local kindergarten's Christmas Party at her home,Cruden Farm,to the various conversations in the local Doctors or the Shops.An amazing woman,someone for the next generations to learn from.RIP to one of the best!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a truly wonderful person. A woman who has inspired through her living years & will continue to inspire well into our future.
Thursday, 6 December 2012

Simply the Best Thank You to one of the Greatest Australians of all time, Thank You.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thank you Dame Elisabeth for blessing us with your wonderful presence, I like many Australians cherished your interviews and admire your incredible philanthropic work. You were a role model for me and brightened my life during some pretty black times, well done you epitomise the title Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
To the extended Murdoch family please accept my heartfelt condolences, Dame Elisabeth has left Australia and Victoria in particular a far better place, it seems the words incredible and amazing do not praise her highly enough
Thursday, 6 December 2012
you were always such a graceful lady, very kind with a wicked sense of humour. i will never forget the day when you came for an appointment, you brought me flowers from your garden as a little posy, they were beautiful - just like you. you will be sadly missed Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May the angels lead her into paradise.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly inspiring selfless woman who shared her love and wealth .
Her smile could light up and room. Her vitality for life at 103 was amazing. Sending all the Murdoch family my deepest sympathyxxx
Thursday, 6 December 2012
She was a champion through and through and the best lady Australia has produced in 100 years whose achievements will be long remembered. Dame Elisabeth was a gold medal performer in a world where gold medal performances are few and far between. She made a difference and will be missed by many. She was lots of fun.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You are a true Lady Dame Murdoch. I wish more women would aspire to your values and ethics. RIP dear Lady.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a truly beautiful woman,rest in peace.....
Rosemary ( Diamond creek,Victoria )
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame - Australia has lost an amazing women.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth stood for all things beautiful - she was a beautiful lady
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dear Dame Elisabeth, the Melbourne community will never be the same without you. You watched over it for so long with your caring and compassion. You showed the way to help so many to improve their lives. What a beautiful presence. Your generosity of heart will never be forgotten. Thank you. Rest in Eternal Peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Our thoughts are with the Murdoch Family on this sad day. Dame Elisabeth's tireless work, particularly in improving the lives of young children with a disability and their families, has made a lasting impact. Her legacy will live on. The Staff and Committee of Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter).
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was an inspiration to all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
How saddened to hear of this wonderful lady passing. My own mother worked at the Mutual Store in Melb. and seventy odd years ago Dame Elisabeth would come in to buy gloves and stockings from her. She comments how humble she was and how honoured she now feels to have served her as a client. Always positive and smiling. R.I.P.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Please accept my condolences.
God bless you Elisabeth, you have touched my life by your example and your charm.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Several times I had the honour to attend a Cruiden Farm fund raising event and on two occasions met Dame Elizabeth in the beautiful suurounding of her home. She will be missed by all who knew her and by those whose lifes were changed by her generosity
Ronald D Berry and Edna (deceased)
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You lived an extraordinary life and gave so much to others, you are an inspiration to how people should care for one another in this world and do things for our fellow man that aren't expected naturally. May you rest in peace & God Bless
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I was a St Johns Ambulance Volunteer in Frankston and this lovely lady always booked our service for events a Cruden Farm. She always drove up to us in her little farm cart to ensure we had a good park and always ensured that we were feed early and had plenty of drinks. What a wonderful women. Anyone would do an extra mile for the philantrophic goals of the woman. Home to God with the other angels. A great loss the community charities
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Longevity is a blessing from God.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.(Genesis 15:15) . . .:" you will be buried at a good old age."
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Farewell to a loving and caring lady who saw no wrong in anyone. If only all peoples would take a leaf from her book. God rest her soul.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A grand Dame, selfless with a beautiful smile. She radiated warmth and fun whenever she spoke.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I feel as if I have lost another grandmother. Her life was an example of how we can all lead by example. Thank you for making Australia a better place. You will be sadly missed. Condolences to the Murdoch family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Vale Dame Elizabeth. What an amazing person and a wonderful legacy you have left us to appreciate. I treasure my many visits to your beautiful garden over the years & your legacy at the Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne and the McClelland Gallery just around the corner - what a truly inspirational neighbour and Australia is all the poorer for your passing.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May Dame Elisabeth Murdoch rest in peace and the eternal light shine upon her...
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a truly beautiful woman RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
God blessed you with a long & happy life on earth. You blessed Him back by being the wonderful person you were. I am sure He will be lookinng after you now that you are with Him.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A true inspiration, who showed amazing kindness and generosity. Dame Elisabeth will be sadly missed. Sincere condolences to the family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest in Perfect Peace - you will be missed by everyone.

Di - Crib Point Vic.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame, a true inspiration to us all
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You will be missed Dame Elisabeth. You were a light for others to follow and your generosity touched many lives. I express my deepest sympathy to Rupert, Anne, Janet and families on behalf of Uniting Aged Care Strathdon Community.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Just remember her as not great but a simple soul who loved to help and was grateful she was in a position to do so. Many people come and go but not many make a difference she had the capacity to do that so now Rest in Peace dear lady and your legacy will live on.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Such sad news for her family & Australia.
She was a remarkable woman with an incredible heart.
Thankyou for looking after so many in my Community & all over & for making many aware of many things.
A wonderful woman.
R.I.P
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Deepest Condolences to the wider Murdoch family on their loss...Dame Elisabth was a truly remarkable and generous Australian....a national treasure.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Many years ago working as a courier I delivered a parcel to Dame Elisabeths home, Dame Elisabeth answered the door and thanked me for coming all the way to deliver the parcel and asked me to wait a second and came back with a box of chocolates , when I explained that was being paid she told me I am sure it is not enough,that small gesture made me realise what a caring person she was and all these years on I still remember her kindness. God bless you Dame Eliabeth R.I.P
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful generous human being. Thank you for your support of the Arts. Thanks to you, our family have shared many happy times together watching performances, visiting galleries and sculpture parks all due to your philanthropy. You will be missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Amazing Lady who will be missed by all
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Vale Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, one of our greatest Victorians. An extraordinary lady, philanthropist and much loved part of our community who has left a wonderful legacy.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly wonderful generous beautiful lady who will be sorely missed by everyone. Our condolences to your family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Being involved with one of the foundations Dame Elizabeth was patron I was priveledged to know her. Australia has lost a unique, generous and caring Icon.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a lovely and cherished woman, I had the pleasure of meeting. May your spirit continue, along with the good and gracious work you achieved. You will be missed. My thoughts are with your family in this sad time.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP i grew up in langwarrin and i can still remember to this day dame elizabeth driving down cranbourne road in her car and thinking she could have had a driver for her but know she wanted to drive herself cranbourne road was not as busy those days.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My father worked with Sir Keith and knew Dame Elisabeth well. An amazing woman and a great loss to Australia. Thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Chris Gray for Gerry Hall.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly inspirational lady, who knew the true value of human kindness. The world will be a sadder place for not having her in it.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Vale great lady
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a bright shining light Dame Elisabeth was. I so admired her, she was a true humanitarian and her passing is a great loss for all Australians.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth epitomized the true Aussie Spirit. She was generous and gracious and yet she wanted no recognition for what she has done and acheived.....we have lost a National Treasure....
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth was truly a remarkable person. She is a wonderful example to all Australians on who live a life of meaning and impact. She lived by a motto of; you make a living from what you earn, but you make a life from what you give. I work with the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation and Dame Elisabeth was a generous supporter. Always interested in the work and hand writing beautiful letters of encouragement.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A most wonderful human being who will be sadly missed by everyone. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An inspiration to all. You will be sadly missed by many who you have touched and influenced in what has been a remarkable life.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Absolute beauty in that face. Kindness, dignity and grace above all.
In heaven her place is assured. Blessed are the righteous for their deeds shall be their heritage here in this world and the next.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
CONDOLENCES TO THE MURDOCH FAMILY..DAME ELISABETH WAS A GREAT HUMAN BEING & A GREAT AUSTRALIAN....RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A mighty person with an easy laugh whose enthusiastic support and involvement helped so many, thanks.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A lovely Lady.Her greatness in helping in all her charities.A long and good life. A true Australian.May she rest in peace.Condolences to all her family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A real lady , gracious , inspiring , her qualities were outstanding as were her achievements .Sadly missed .
Margaret Wilson
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Sad but what a terrific innings she had. I am sure she would feel she had a fortunate life and i am not talking about money.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Langwarrin and Australia have lost an inspirational Lady who's work and inspiration will carry on in her name I am sure, I feel privileged to be a member of the Langwarrin community and also serve as a councillor at Elisabeth Murdoch College. RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderfully insightful woman, and a Philanthropist of the truest kind. She will be truely missed by more people than she could imagine. Condolences to all her family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Australia has lost a true gem. Much to admire about the work and character of Dame Elizabeth. We have lost a truly wonderful Aussie.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Such a sad loss for her family and the community.. A truly great lady who will live on through her generosity to others.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a lady!What an Australian Icon. She was one of those lovely ladies who I used to think would live forever. My thoughts are with the family but you are so lucky you had so much time.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truley Great Australian, a Lady, a gentle spirit. You will be greatly missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
So so sad she has gone,but so glad she was here God bless
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A gracious and kind lady, a life well lived. Vale Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful Dame. A very sad day for Australia. RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A lady of true dignity and compassion. Dame Elisabeth will be greatly missed by all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An outstanding woman and a true role model for all of us. A sad loss for her family and all Australians.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thank you, Lady Murdoch your work will inspire many for years to come. Rest in peace and God Bless You
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Very sad that we have lost a true Australian who inspired us to care and give to others less fortunate. RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
With sadness I read the passing of Elisabeth Murdoch.. She seemed immortal. We will miss her greatly. She was a local neighbor and many times we enjoyed her generosity in using her garden for local events. Our Grandsons enjoy the grounds and activities of The Mclelland Gallery.. A truly great lady. Our thoughts with her family.. The Lawsons, Aldershot Road, Langwarrin
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A terrific woman who chose not to waste her life of privilege. A good friend of both my parents, both long dead, she was loved and respected by everybody.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I only knew Dame Elisabeth by reputation because she was such a notable Australian. It was always wonderful to watch interviews with her; to see her honoured via TV programs and to read news of her. Australia truly is poorer to day because of her passing but immeasurably richer because she lived and because her legacy will live on. Condolences to her large family, Vale Dame Elisabeth
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful lady,will be sadly missed.
Condolences to her family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest In Peace Dame Eisabeth, you were an inspiration and champion of wholesome family and community values. God bless you.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A sad day for Australia such a great Lady who made a big difference to everyone she touched.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
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Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful Australian woman. Thank you for your kind heart.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth was a wonderful person who did so much for other people.I personally didnt know her but what i have read about her she was a amazing woman. She is now with her beloved husband and at rest.My deepest sympathy goes to all her family. R.I.P Dame Elisabeth
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful life, and such a glowing example to us all. Farewell, Dame Elisabeth,
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The Last Edwardian Lady.....Rest in Peace Dame Elisabeth
Thursday, 6 December 2012
WHAT CAN YOU SAY SHE REALLY WAS A BEAUITFUL LADY RIP.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
How lovely to be able to say that a lovely woman who lived to be 103 will be so sadly missed, but she will be. Rest in peace lovely lady.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Our Queen Elizabeth has left us.
We thank her for her inspiration and Australian ism.
Australia and the Mornington Peninsula will miss a remarkable lady.
She was a true Lady
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was a very beautiful Lady no one had qualities like she had , its a shame society dont have more of her R.I.P Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Condolences to the family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A exceptional person, a big void left behind, if only we can follow in her footsteps, thank you for all you have done for us, God Bless you
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth, you welcomed my family into yours,and let me play in your gardens you are a beutifull soul, and will always be remembered in our familys heart's
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A true philanthropist who touched all those who met her with her generousity, compassion and most of all her 'down to earth' attitude.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The RCH Good Friday Appeal family is indebted to our dear friend Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for her vision, her inspiration and her ongoing devotion to the cause. The health of millions of children have benefited from her involvement, support and encouragement throughout the years.
We celebrate and honour her life, a life committed to making the world a better place.
Rest peacefully Dame Elisabeth, you will be sadly missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
So beautiful, warm and able to genuinely connect with people from all walks of life. Her philanthropy made so much possible and changed lives but her generosity of spirit is what I loved most about this gorgeous, graceful woman. My thoughts are with her family and all those close to her.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A gracious lady, well done good and faithful Servant.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, You touched the lives of soo many people. Your selfless devotion to charities and helping others was inspirational RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
To a wonderful, kind and generous lady. Thank you so much for all you've done for our community. I hope Cruden Farm lives on in your memory.
Helen Wade - Langwarrin, Victoria.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I had the privilege of meeting her when I worked at Ansett. She was the epitome of being a true lady and I am sure she will be sadly missed by most Victorians
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A sad loss of an outstanding woman whose life will stand as an inspiration to all of us.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Wonderful lady I am pleased she was able to die peacefully at her beloved home. If we all could be as good and kind as Dame Elizabeth the world would be a better place.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth is an inspiration and someone to aspire to. I personally didn't know her ... but has read of her incredible work over the years. You are now an Angel in Heavan. YOur tireless work for others is greatfully appreciated. RIP. Condolences to her family. She is now at Peace with her beloved husband
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Farewell to the warm, wise and wonderful Dame Elisabeth who was truly beautiful both within and without.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Our Australian "Mother Teresa". A true lady and inspiration to us all. Sleep peacefully knowing your legacy will live on.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful Lady, the world was a better place for having her in it.
Her tireless work within the community has assured her legacy will go on.
Thank you Dame Elisabeth for all you have done to make many children's lives better
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A first rate Dame; how blessed we are that she graced us for so long in our good earth. We all need to take a leaf from her book and devote some of our time to service of others.
God bless lovely lady and rest in peace.
F
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Look around you Australians. Very few have lived their lives with such dignity, grace and generosity to all who they encountered. Dame Elizabeth's love for life and all it presented to her lives on. It reminds me of a Japanese haiku poem: "If they ask for me, just say, I had some business in another world". You will be missed Elizabeth Murdoch .. Rest in Peace. Condolences to all the Murdoch family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You know the tree by the fruits it produces. Great Woman - Good fruits. The Divine Peace be Upon Her.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a woman, what a life, what a loss to Australia. RIP Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Reading this article in UK. I can only say what a inspiration lady who had not only worked hard for her family, but also did things for others unselfishly. God will now look after you.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest in Peace Dame Elisabeth Murdoch a truly inspirational and sentimental Australian who done so much throughtout her entire life. Will be sorely missed
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Today is a very sad day in our history as we have lost a great supporter and friend our Patron, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. The executive of the Australian American Association, Victoria and members together send our greatest sympathy and wishes to Rupert Murdoch, Anne Kantor, Janet Calvert-Jones and the Murdoch Family.

We would like to thank Dame Elisabeth for her magnanimous support of the Australian American Association, Victoria and she will be sadly missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Today a great woman has left this world. Vale Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

"My grandmother took me to play in Dame Elisabeth's garden as a little girl, on many occasions. I remember delighting in the discoveries made, finding birds sitting on eggs in their nests, all kinds of insects and butterflies, the most amazing flowers and majestic trees...it was like heaven on earth! I know these rich connections with nature and the direct experiences had, during my formative years, have influenced the work l am doing as an adult, connecting children with nature. Dame Elisabeth had a lifelong commitment to improving children's health and wellbeing. She annually invited our local 'Natured Kids' outdoor playgroup to play at Cruden farm, and has always supported my work with families and their young children outdoors. Most recently helping to fund our 'Play Outside Australia' project. Dame Elisabeth delighted in seeing her garden full of children, up until recently,would come and chat to the families. After our last visit to play in her magical garden, she was less mobile, so we sent her copious photographs of our Cruden farm adventures, and her lovely assistant Hennie, shared them with her via a laptop. This gave Dame Elisabeth great joy. Dame Elisabeth demonstrated a lifetime of superior leadership and commitment to children's health, a very fitting tribute, is the tapestry hanging in the foyer of the new Royal Children's Hospital, commissioned in her name, titled "The Games Children Play" It is worth a look if you are passing by. Dame Elisabeth, we love you, we miss you. Thank you for sharing. Your gifts were many. You will live in our hearts forever. Thank you. Narelle Debenham"
P.S. Last month l took this photograph in her garden of a beautiful butterfly...my Cruden farm 'nature play' childhood memories came flooding back! Like the clock had turned back.


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Thursday, 6 December 2012
A sad loss for our country our hearts go out to the Murdoch family tosay.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A very warm, wonderful and unique human being who will be remembered just as much for her grace as well as her benevolence.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
She was a beautiful women inside and out and put others first always.Heaven will be celebrating her life just as we will remember.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An amazing beautiful person. As the years go by Australia will not have legendary people like Dame Elisabeth. How lovely to live to 103. RIP Dear lady.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth is the perfect role model for all and sets the standard for those who are more fortunate than others in this crazy world. Long may we cherish her gifts to us and follow her example.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful woman, who used her gifts to help those her around her. Her life was well lived and she was loved by all. Rest in Peace Dame Elizabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful lady in every respect. RIP.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
In loving memory of a truly inspirational lady whose generosity and spirit have touched the lives of so many. Thank you Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I remember seeing her garden on television. She still worked it at 103 giving directions to her gardener. What a remarkable women on a remarkable journey! All her work for charity changed the lives of hundred of thousands of people if not millions through her work at the library or the hospital of in her own community. Celebrate her life as she did. Condolances to her family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth captured the essence of inspiration and the meaning of life,a true lady - exquisite in every way. If only the world was filled with more people like Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, what a beautiful place it would be. Rest in Peace Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Was such an honour to meet you 5 years ago. You've touched the hearts of many Australians. Thank you very much for all your contributions, may you rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
To The Murdock Family, God has blessed you with an angel, a Mother and a Lady of Integrity, love for not only your family but for others this is the measure of a great Lady with a lot of Love for her fellow man. May God bless her and your family. From the Dominic Panebianco Family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a wonderful lady, she will be greatly missed by a lot of people, for all the charity work she has done. Rest in Peace. xx
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Such a wonderful graceful lady who will be sadly missed. Condolences to the Murdoch family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Farewell to a gracious lady who led a truly inspirational life. Will be remembered always for her kindness and generosity...
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a sad loss to the community and to those who's lives she touched rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
what a great mind even at that age R.I.P.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
i watched a documentary on dame elisabeth some few years ago and was amazed at her vivacity and her busy schedule, she loved her home family and most of all i think her independence...godspeed dame elisabeth thanks for the memories
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A magnificent lady. A blessing to humanity.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
If you are in search of inspiration, we could look no further than Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, humble, kind hearted and an iconic woman. Her smile was her calling card and this world has been blessed to have her for 103 years.. Condolences to her family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A great lady who understood the real value of money and used it for the good of others.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Tears fall and my heart aches knowing you will never be replaced. Respected and admired for your compassion to our society. Jenny Hill Ballarat
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elizabeth Murdoch was a truly remarkable woman and for decades the leading light and matriarch of a fascinating family. Her humility and concern for others was legendary. Her husband Sir Keith was an Australian war correspondent par excellence. Her family led by Rupert will mourn her passing as should all Victorians and Australians.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The Grandmother of Victoria has passed, and we will be worst off without her. R.I.P. Saint Murdoch
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame Elisabeth a true Frankston/Langwarrin Aussie Legend who did so much for others, will be sadly missed. A true Icon.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Tears fall and my heart breaks to know you will never be replaced admiration and respect Shalom.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch - the most selfless, humble and inspirational female in Australia's history. A truly gracious and beautiful lady who will always be remembered for her generosity and wonderful warm sense of humour. A role model for all Australians!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Our hearts go out to her family an angel a beautiful lady im sure you will share beautiful memories together. her legacy will live with us forever.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful smile for a beautiful soul, RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I will always remember your remember your warmth and generousity,and in paticular your remarkable memory of the latin names of your plants, in particular your malus eleyii outside your living room window. God Bless you. Gene Swinstead.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a wonderful, inspirational, selfless,generous soul, always willing to help others. God bless your soul, Dame Elisabeth!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Once upon a night i met a group of lovely ladies who had flown from WA to visit her gardens. They wrote her a letter and explained that they would be visiting. To which a great lady replied- 'Well you are coming all that way, come for Afternoon tea.' I love that story. Encompasses what an amazing delight she was
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame Elizabeth and thank-you. You had an extraordinarily big heart, you listened, cared and fought for so many causes you believed in. May we all find inspiration in your life and show a little compassion for others every day.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An amazing life for an amazing lady. Travel well with all who have gone before you.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth, I was never fortunate enough to meet you but I have always admired you. You have taught us all how to live a full life and a life that was not selfish. You understood that you had a privileged position and with that came responsibilities, but you were also your own person, a strong woman, and a person to be regarded. Bless you and may you and your work always be remembered.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A gracious lady with the most amazing smile. RIP Dame Elisabeth you will be missed by many. Never will there be another like you xo
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful Lady who touched so many lives. Rest in Peace
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What an extraordinary women, so very sad to hear of her passing. What a wonderful life she had. She was the epitomy of generosity, grace and love.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly wonderful lady whose donation to assist in the building of the Australian Service Nurses National Memorial is but one symbol of her generosity of both heart and soul. You will be sadly missed by many.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
a wonderful gorgeous woman that bravely managed her own family as a widow and then got out there and caredd for her community and got the royal childrens hospital built for other children as well as the many charties she never said no too .always a smile on her natural face and never overly made up that wonderful smile and happy glow shone through /god bless a truly wonderful and devoted mother and woman who dont come along too often as too many now days just think of their own gain not a community like she did .wonderful till the end gorgeous sole and nature and looks .
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A dignified , generous warm welcoming persons who l had the pleasure of meeting 25 years ago as a horticultural student . Dame Elizabeth welcomed us into her home for morning tea and made as feel so welcome and at ease. A life of giving , a role model to all humanity may her legacy live on and never be forgotten.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I awoke this morning to read in the paper that Dame Elzabeth had passed away-I felt very sad.Just reading abut her life was amazing. Vale Dame Elizabeth.elzabeth
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Truly one of the greatest Australians we will ever see. Her presence will be greatly missed by all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
old girl had a good run. as james lord said only the good die young.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Murdoch Family, a truly remarkable lady who will always be remembered for her selflessness.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An inspiring remarkable kind lady. Heaven is blessed to have someone so talented to look after God's gardens

Rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth a Lady with an infectious smile. God Bless you and your family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth you have been like a shining light to us and you will be so sadly missed. Sleep in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly remarkable and inspirational lady who worked and sincerely cared for all in the community. Thank you and R.I.P. Dame Elizabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The sweetness of charity is a great gift to have.

Thank you Lady Murdoch.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A very sad day for her family, her friends and most likely, every Australian. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, even though we have never met, you have been a wonderful inspiriiation to me,and to a lot of other women and men. We were lucky to have you for such a long time. May you now rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thank you Dame Elisabeth-I will always remember your TV interview celebrating your 100th birthday. If only you knew how it inspired this "Miss Average Oz"!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Very sad to hear of the passing of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, A truely remarkable, generous and inspirational Australian. Sympathy and thoughts go out to her extended family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My deepest sympathy to Dame Elizabeth's family.
She was, in my mind, one of the greatest Australians who has lived. She will be sorely missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What an inspiring hard working lady. A great loss. Sympathy to the whole family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Mrs murdock lived her life god rest her soul my grandmother was 92 when she died in pghpa read the 23psalm
Thursday, 6 December 2012
She was a beautiful person and the community has lost a true gem. Condolences to the Murdoch family. Rest in peace Elizabeth your work is done
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Hers was a life well lived. A wonderful person who helped so many. My sympathy to the Murdock family, a great loss for them and for our country.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A great Australian will be sadly missed
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Sad, sad day indeed. The good don't always die young! A radiantly beautiful soul and national treasure. We loved you Dame Elisabeth. Which is testament to your the rare esteem in which you were held by an entire nation ... I can't think of ONE other person who could command that kind of reverence ...
Thursday, 6 December 2012
As the Vicar of the local church for nine years, where Dame Elisabeth worshipped, my wife and I with the whole church would like to say what a privilege it has been to have such a wonderful lady as a personal friend and supporter.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A very sad day marks the passing of an Australian icon,she was and will always be remembered for her humility ,generous spirit and genuine love for others. A model all of us should try to emulate in our lives. Condolences to all the Murdoch family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The world is a sadder place today. An amazing woman who touched the souls of many.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a wonderful human being. May god bless you. There wont be a another lady like you. may you rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I just loved her
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Because of her work, our little girl stands a wonderful chance to learn to read, write and spell, despite her dyslexia. Thank you Dame Elisabeth for giving her a fighting chance that twenty years ago many did not have.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
How very sad I am. A true Lady and an Australian treasure.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Our hearts go out to your family during this difficult loss. Dame Elizabeth was a very special and remarkable lady.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a deeply beutiful lady who inpired us all!! She will be sadly missed by so many. May she rest in peace
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An inspiration to all, a wonderful lady who had time for everyone she came in contact with, a shining example of pure goodness - she shall truly be missed. Long will her memory remain.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly great lady in every sense of the word. I was very honored to meet you and thank you for the support you gave to my sons special school for ago many years.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful woman, a wonderful life. Her memory and legacy will live on long into the future.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A true role model, nobel, gracious and generous. Our community will miss her greatly.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What an amazing, inspirational woman, the world was lucky to have you for over a century xo
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You were such a beautiful, inspirational soul. I would say RIP but I suspect you will be happiest keeping busy on the other side working with the angels :) Bless! <3
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Someone to be truly admired. A true inspiration to many who watch Dame Elizabeth quietly go about her life in such a humble manner making sure those around her were left with 'something'..
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Most likely the most generous, and inspiring, female Australian ever- certainly Victorian.
The lasting example of how Australia was, and what the future should be.
Vale Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame Elizabeth. You have been an inspiration to us all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You graced this earth and having done so have made it a better place. Rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
what an incredible selfless life, Dame Liz, thank yo from the bottom of our hearts and from all the children and others you have genuinely and lovingly helped and will continue to help even now as an angel. blessings and honour to you and heart thoughts towards those closest to you, your family and friends xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thursday, 6 December 2012
dear dame elisabeth, my mother who passed away aged 101 , was always a great friend of her in 1970 my mother and i lived in langwarrin, you will be greatly missed
Thursday, 6 December 2012
One of the most remarkable women in australian history.An inspiration to all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
From Dr. Joe Santamaria. Melbourne
As a patron of the Australian Family Association,she was most gracious and unstinting in her support and advice.It was a great honour for me to have shared her role in just one of her many charitable endeavours. We are deeply enriched by her life in our midst. My sympathy to her extended family.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
It is with sadness that we hear of the passing of one of Australia's greatest contributors. Her generous philanthropy and selflessness made our world a much better place. Our sincere condolences to Dame Elisabeth's family from all at our Club. She will be greatly missed. Ron Gauci CEO Melbourne Storm
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My sincere condolences to the Murdoch Family. My thoughts are with you all. We have lost a wonderful Australian, an inspiration to us all, a beacon of light and hope that the world can be a better place. Your lose will be keenly felt by us all.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest with The Lord lovely lady
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An inspiration to us all, rest in peace Dame Elizabeth and may your family find comfort from your memories and all the support they will receive at this time.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A great Australian which will be missed by all Australians, a very sad day.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A selfless, honest and caring lady the people of Australia will dearly miss and be forever thankful.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Vale Dame Elizabeth a truely Great Australian sadly missed
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly great Australian.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
One of the greatest examples of a life well lived. May we all follow in her footsteps and discover the true meaning to life that she so elegantly displayed in her deeds, in her words, in her life.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I only met Dame Elizabeth once, which was when she kindly offered to assist our business with the launch of a new plant at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show named in honour of the founder (Tilly Aston) of the Blind Society. I clearly recall her kindness, politeness, jovial personality and wit and i remember thinking at the time how the world could do with a few more Dame Elizabeths. She probably had no idea the impression she made which will last with me for ever. Sad to hear this news but I am sure she is somewhere else putting a smile on someones face.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful lady has been lost to Langwarrin. Most generous benefactor to so many charities. Condolences to the Murdoch clan.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Rest in peace Dame Elizabeth, just can't imagine how incredibly proud your family, friends and organizations are of you. You touched so many lives. Xo
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The word "Lady" is bandied about way too much these days. Dame Elisabeth was an example of a REAL Lady. She did so much in and with her life, her legacy will live beyond all of our years combined. Vale.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
She travelled the journey with honour and dignity. The world would be a better place if more people adopted her philosophies on life .a truly remarkable woman.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I was priveleged to meet Dame Elisabeth, she was a lady in every sense. My sincere sympathies to the Murdoch family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a sad loss to the Murdoch family and to Australia. She will always be remembered.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
One of the most remarkable of her era.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Such a lovely gentle giving soul. A beautiful person from within that touched so many with her generousity, kindness and support. Bless you Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Such a beautiful gracious lady who will be greatly missed by those who knew her and those who knew of her.....What a life
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You were a truly great Australian. Take a rest now Lizzy
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What an inspiration! She will be deeply missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
To the Murdock family: Sorry for loss the Murdock family improved the life of the people of the entire world.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
My condolences to this wonderful woman's family, she was a truly generous soul and her work for medical research for children, which has directly benefitted my young son, will not be forgotten.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,IN READING THE (O.B).IT WAS RELAYED THAT SHE WAS LOVING AND WISE.THESE WILL BE MEMORIES THAT YOU CAN CARRY WITH YOU THROUGH THE FUTURE.YOU CAN ALSO FOCUS ON (PSLM.90:10) WHERE IT STATES"IN THEMSELVES THE DAYS OF OUR YEARS ARE SEVENTY YEARS,AND IF BECAUSE OF SPECIAL MIGHTINESS THEY ARE EIGHTY YEARS.....SHE POSESSED THAT SPECIAL MIGHTINESS...ms.mebane
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Sincere condolesense to all the Murdoch family. Prayers and thoughts for comfort and strenght in yr loss of a very much loved lady who gave so much to others
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Had the privelige of meeting this wonderful lady while working at a house on Cruden Farm ,two apprentice employees of mine working there spoke of this beautiful old lady that came over and chatted with them.She had no boundaries and left her mark on us in her worthwhile life. Sadly missed from afar.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An outstanding beautiful person of kindness, love, and friendship.
We will meet on the otherside, from one gardner to another - All our love David and Sue.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A hero of mine. I am so so sad. In her inverviews she had the best values and was such and that made me admire her, so much
Thursday, 6 December 2012
a true dame in every sense she gave so much to the community and what she gave in return was enormous the smile of a child helped or a family a kind and gentle person who devoted her life to helping others before helping herself the loss this country has suffered is huge the loss of someone who gave so much to the community is dramatic she will leave a hole that 10 people could never fill rest in peace forever
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth had the means and opportunity to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate and she did so. She lived up to her middle name "Joy" and was indeed inspiring. She will be sadly missed.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The passing of a gracious lady of a bygone era. The world today could learn a lot from Dame Elisabeth as sadly there are so few like her. She has left such wonderful memories and legacies for all Australians and will always be an inspiration to us all. May she rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
God bless your soul
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful person who will Be missed. Truly inspirational. Rest in peace.

The chan family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You gave yourself unselfishly to the youth of Frankston ... your genuine enthusiasm, gentle warmth and encouragement was inspiring ... I feel honoured to have known you ...
Thursday, 6 December 2012
TO A HIGH REGARDED LADY MAY YOU RIP
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly amazing Lady and a true Aussie Icon. You will be missed by all I am sure. May you find joy wherever you are.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
we will mis you
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I was looking at the moon and saw this bright flash leaving the earth. This must be something of note I thought. Indeed it was, farewell to an extraordinary lady tonight. One I never meet but was gratified to hear of her continuing support of so many institutions. Her soul now departed will be there for all to see a shinning star in the night.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a beautiful human being she has been, loved and respected by many, condolences to all in her family.

Gwenda
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth kindly assisted me for two years in my music studies overseas, without knowing anything about me except what I told her of my course. I remember her admiringly as an avid supporter of the arts, and a woman who responded personally and generously to those in need. Rest in Peace, Dame Elisabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
truely an aussie great ...very lucky to have known...rip
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thankyou Dame Elisabeth! Now the poorer for your passing, we are ever richer from your generous life amongst us.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
The gentlest of eyes and the kindest of nature's with such a generous and compassionate soul. A lady leading by example in her every day life for so many years always putting others first. Leaving an everlasting legacy and an example for all to follow no matter what their circumstances. Thank you Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for all you have done for the community in so many ways. You will be missed by so very many.Rest peacefully.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Daffodils will lighten the darkest days, a smile fondly remembered
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly remarkable, inspiration and giving soul, may your light shine eternally.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful Australian who gave to her country and the people living here for over 100 years. An Australian Lady of whom we should be truly proud.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
R.I.P. to a very beautiful soul, we will never forget you <3 love past, present and future students of Elisabeth Murdoch College
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May you Rest in Peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A great Victorian who gave so much to her community. Will be missed by many.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dear Dame Elizabeth, a wonderful inspiration in every respect. Thankyou for all the fond memories and for your generosity, support and great interest in the Arts. Irene Barberis-Page and Rebekah PAge
Thursday, 6 December 2012
As an ex student of Elisabeth Murdoch College, I was one of the few lucky students who got the chance to meet Dame Elisabeth. She was an
Inspiration and her charity was very much appreciated. I was lucky enough to be supported by her from both the school perspective and through the royal children's hospital. I thank her for all she has done over her lifetime. My condolences to her loving family and may she rest in peace. <3
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What an extraordinary lady. You devoted your life to helping others. You'll be missed by so many. May you rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Dame Elisabeth you inspired many, you live on in my rose garden. Kate Hyams
Thursday, 6 December 2012
R.I.P. Dame Elizabeth.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A woman of grace, intelligence and compassion who made the world a better place.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP Dame Elisabeth Murdoch... Your legacy will live on through all you have helped and the Royal Childrens Hospital. Sincere Condolences to the Murdoch Family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A real lady, in the best meaning of the word. Did a lot of good in her life, and will be remembered affectionately by many. Even at 103, she will be a real loss.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Condolences to the family of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. She was the pure philanthropist with a golden heart, may she rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
RIP; Dame Elizabeth. Thank you for caring. Thank you for giving a damn. It means so much. Your work will never be forgotten. Rest, for now you are in God's care.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly great Australian Statesman. A champion of inspiring "ordinary" Australians to find their "extraordinary" abilities within themselves, through her many public causes and personal efforts. Vale Dame Elisabeth
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly selfless lady who shall live on in the hearts of so many. She will be remembered as an inspirational leader. Xx
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A reflection on a life well lived and which shone light upon the lives of many
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A beautiful inspiration to every Australian. She will forever be remembered and missed. Rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
An extraordinary woman who gave so much and made such a difference to people's lives. Dame Elisabeth had a gorgeous, infectious smile and a kind, friendly manner and will be greatly missed by so many. An absolute inspiration. Rest in peace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
Thursday, 6 December 2012
What a wonderful wonderful woman who helped so many , i am in awe of what you have achieved in your life and a gracious role model you were. So sad to hear of your passing, you where like Melbourne's own Grandma R.I.P Dame Elisabeth X
Thursday, 6 December 2012
a truly great Australian.

my thoughts go out to the Murdoch family
Thursday, 6 December 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A wonderful woman and great Australian treasure who inspired my love of gardening - rest in peace
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I watched an interview on this lovely lady some years ago,what it gave me was through hardship,kindness does prevail,what a really nice lady.Rest in peace..
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A truly remarkable Australian and a wonderful lady. Thank you for all you have done for so many. Enjoy your final journey and rest in peace....you deserve it!
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A full Life live with so much Grace.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
A grand lady
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