Historical information

Helen Isobel Janet Mack was born to parents Gilbert Bailee Nicol and Lizzie (or Lillie) Mary Nicol (nee Jellie) at Woodford, Victoria or Rose Hill Warrong, in approx. 1895. Her mother's parents were James and Sarah Jane Jellie (nee Bower) Her father's parents were Gilbert and Jane Boili Nicol (nee Jelllie) She lived her life here at least until her first marriage.
She firstly married a Mr LIndsay and they had two daughters - Helen and Jane. They were later divorced.
On 16th February 1935, Helen married Ronald William Mack (a pioneering family of Warrnambool) at the Registry Office in Collins St. Melbourne. They had a son James. It appears Helen lived at 52 Banyan St, including while her husband was absent, until her death.
Her husband Ronald William Mack was born in Warrnambool in 1904. He joined the Australian Imperial Forces and was based in the Middle East during some of WW11 and returned to Warrnambool in approx 1943 due to injury. He was involved in the community, and politics and was elected to the Legislative Council in 1955.
Janet died on 10th April, 1957, aged 55 years, her funeral leaving Christ Church on April 11th.
Her husband had erected in Christ Church, a Memorial Stained Glass window in her memory.
Her husband was eventually Knighted (in 1967) while he was Minister for Health of which his main focus was on the mentally ill and the aged. He was then Sir Ronald William Mack.


First wife of Sir Ronald William Mack.

Physical description

Stained glass, lancet window, north wall, Hammond Fellowship Centre, Christ Church. Depiction of the Nativity with Mary , Joseph and the infant Jesus

Inscriptions & markings

"Peace... Goodwill Towards Men"/ To the Glory of God/ and in memory of Helen Isobel Janet Mack,/ who died on 10th April 1957./ The gift of her husband.