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Sonia McMahon

Australian Philanthropist
Female
Born Aug 1, 1932

Sonia McMahon, known from 1977 as Lady McMahon, was the wife of Sir William McMahon, Prime Minister of Australia, and a philanthropist and Sydney socialite.

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CHILDHOOD

1932 Birth Born in 1932.

THIRTIES

1965 33 Years Old Sonia Hopkins worked as an occupational therapist until 1965 when she married William (better known as Billy) McMahon, an aspiring politician in Sir Robert Menzies' government. … Read More
1971 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Their first two children were born before he became prime minister (Melinda; and Julian, an actor). Their third child, Deborah, was born in 1971, during McMahon's term as prime minister.

FORTIES

1977 45 Years Old William McMahon was knighted in 1977, and she became Lady McMahon, although often still referred to as simply Sonia McMahon.

FIFTIES

1988 56 Years Old She became a widow in 1988, and in the ensuing years she continued her philanthropic activities. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2009 77 Years Old On 22 February 2009, Lady McMahon was seriously injured after slipping on the stairs of a luxury pleasure boat owned by her friend, Paul Ramsay. … Read More
She was admitted to intensive care in March 2010 to undergo a procedure to clear her lungs of fluid. … Read More
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