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Ada Magill (1890–1976) was a shorthand typist who worked at the Commercial Bank of Australia. Her life-companion was Molly Gore, a teacher. Magill's sister was Margaret Magill, who lived with her companion, Mimie Wood, near Ada and Molly. Margaret and Ada Magill supported anti-armament and anti-nationalism, Margaret attending education and Red Cross conferences to represent these views.
For their anniversary 1n 1947 Molly wrote a letter to Ada, in an envelope inscribed “Carissima mia, for 22nd May”.
For my dearest,
On our 33rd anniversary – in gratitude for everything – for just being you, and for all that you do so cheerfully for me. I can’t imagine life without you. I am filled with thanksgiving to God for you. Thank you my dearest...I’m sorry I can’t write a letter. Too tired, but please dearest, always know in your heart deep down that I am deeply, deeply grateful to you. My words are few but my thoughts are deep and filled with love for you,
All my Love,
Ada kept this letter until her death in 1976, nearly thirty years later.
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