Burnet pays tribute to Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

Tracy Parish

18 December, 2012

The life of one of Australia’s leading philanthropists Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE was celebrated at a state memorial service in Melbourne today.

Many of Burnet’s scientists and researchers were among the thousands of supporters who attended the service to pay tribute to her lifelong dedication and generosity through her philanthropic work.

The Burnet Institute was one of many charities and institutions that she supported throughout her life.

Institute Director and CEO, Professor Brendan Crabb said Dame Elisabeth had been an inspiration to many through her generous support of more than 100 medical institutes and charities, and in particular the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

“Dame Elisabeth inspired many to follow in her footsteps in philanthropic work to help improve the health and lives of many,” Professor Crabb said.

“She was a valued supporter of our work at the Burnet Institute and a visionary philanthropist who leaves a wonderful legacy of charitable works.”

Dame Elisabeth died aged 103.

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