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Katherine Parker (Composer)

Born: 28th March 1886, Longford, Tasmania

Died: 28th March 1971, Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australian

Katharine Parker was an Australian composer, perhaps best known for her piano piece "Down Longford Way". She was also an accomplished pianist and accompanist.

Kitty Parker was born 'Catherine Parker' at 'Parknook', Lake River, near Longford, Tasmania. Her mother was Florence Agnes Parker [née Leary]; her father was Erskine James Rainy Parker. Florence, the daughter of Joseph Leary M.P., was a superb pianist and gave many concerts.

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