When you, my dear reader, have the chance, do click and go to the link that I’ve placed above this sentence.
It’s one of the most lovely tributes I’ve come upon on the Internet. It was done by The Australian, just minutes ago, and while I couldn’t see the video that they’ve embedded, I was able to hear the audio. What a lovely mix of the eulogist’s text, beautiful memorial music, and archival content of the mother of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
I read, while listening to this fine-tuned aristocratic voice, that she married at the age of 18 a man who was aged 42-the original media man of the family, Keith Murdoch. This woman was widowed at the age of 43. She raised 4 children. She has at least 70 grand children. But she’s most well known for her good works and sponsorship and support of charities, hospitals and the arts.
She was 103 when she died, and as a consequence of the time she lived in, she was the first woman to do many things in Australia. Rest in peace. May the young get to know you and how you lived, Dame Elisabeth.