Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
Written by Professor David Flint AM   
Sunday, 25 January 2009

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch is one of the joint winners of  The Australian’s award, Australian of the year, 2008.  Dame Elisabeth, a Patron of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy will celebrate her 100th birthday on 8 February, 2008.

Married to the celebrated correspondent, editor and publisher Sir Keith Murdoch, the best known of their four children is Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of the worldwide media organisation, News Corporation.

Dame Elisabeth is one of Australia's most admired gardeners, having spent many years in the famous garden of her home, Cruden Farm.

She is respected for her work in and support of an extraordinary range of charities in the academy, the arts, in welfare and for children's causes.

Australians for Constitutional Monarchy congratulate Dame Elisabeth on this very well deserved award and on her 100th birthday.

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