Dame Elisabeth passes away

Dame Elisabeth at Cruden Farm in 1997.
Dame Elisabeth at Cruden Farm in 1997.
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch with her grandson Lachlan and granddaughter Elizabeth at her 103rd birthday celebrations at The Melbourne Recital Centre on February 8, 2012. Photo: Pat Scala

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch with her grandson Lachlan and granddaughter Elizabeth at her 103rd birthday celebrations at The Melbourne Recital Centre on February 8, 2012. Photo: Pat Scala

Dame Elisabeth gets ready to cut the cake at her 103rd birthday celebrations. Photo: Pat Scala

Dame Elisabeth gets ready to cut the cake at her 103rd birthday celebrations. Photo: Pat Scala

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has a laugh with Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu at her 102nd birthday celebrations at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Photo: Justin McManus

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has a laugh with Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu at her 102nd birthday celebrations at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Photo: Justin McManus

Dame Elisabeth with Barry Humphries at the Dame Nelly Melba Gala dinner at Mural Hall in June 2011. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Dame Elisabeth with Barry Humphries at the Dame Nelly Melba Gala dinner at Mural Hall in June 2011. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Dame Elisabeth with her son, Rupert, and his daughter Prue McLeod at the opening of the new Adelaide Advertiser building in November 2005. Photo: Getty Images

Dame Elisabeth with her son, Rupert, and his daughter Prue McLeod at the opening of the new Adelaide Advertiser building in November 2005. Photo: Getty Images

Dame Elisabeth and Premier Ted Baillieu openning the Elisabeth Murdoch walk in June 2011. Photo: Craig Sillitoe

Dame Elisabeth and Premier Ted Baillieu openning the Elisabeth Murdoch walk in June 2011. Photo: Craig Sillitoe

Grandson Lachlan wishes Dame Elisabeth at her 102nd birthday celebrations at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Photo: Justin McManus

Grandson Lachlan wishes Dame Elisabeth at her 102nd birthday celebrations at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Photo: Justin McManus

Dame Elisabeth arrives for her 102nd birthday celebrations. Photo: Justin McManus

Dame Elisabeth arrives for her 102nd birthday celebrations. Photo: Justin McManus

Dame Elisabeth with son Rupert in January 2006. Photo: Paul Jones

Dame Elisabeth with son Rupert in January 2006. Photo: Paul Jones

Dame Elisabeth with artist Neta Loogatha (left) and artist Ethel Thomas at her 99th birthday celebrations. Photo: John Woudstra

Dame Elisabeth with artist Neta Loogatha (left) and artist Ethel Thomas at her 99th birthday celebrations. Photo: John Woudstra

Dame Elisabeth, patron of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, at the launch of the Gait Centre for Clinical Research Excellence at the Royal Children's Hospital in 2005. Photo: Rebecca Hallas

Dame Elisabeth, patron of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, at the launch of the Gait Centre for Clinical Research Excellence at the Royal Children's Hospital in 2005. Photo: Rebecca Hallas

Dame Elisabeth and her gardener, Michael Morrison, in Langwarrin. Photo: Roger Cummins

Dame Elisabeth and her gardener, Michael Morrison, in Langwarrin. Photo: Roger Cummins

Dame Elisabeth and artist Peter Schipperheyn. Photo: Wayne Hawkins

Dame Elisabeth and artist Peter Schipperheyn. Photo: Wayne Hawkins

Dame Elisabeth with Jeanne Pratt at the American and Australian Association Limited 2010 Benefit Dinner at Crown Casino in April 2010.

Dame Elisabeth with Jeanne Pratt at the American and Australian Association Limited 2010 Benefit Dinner at Crown Casino in April 2010.

Dame Elisabeth with Rupert and his wife, Wendy, in 2003. Photo: Rod Taylor

Dame Elisabeth with Rupert and his wife, Wendy, in 2003. Photo: Rod Taylor

Dame Elisabeth after turning the first sod for the redevelopment of RSPCA facillities in Burwood in 1996. Photo: Ray Kennedy

Dame Elisabeth after turning the first sod for the redevelopment of RSPCA facillities in Burwood in 1996. Photo: Ray Kennedy

Dame Elisabeth in 1996.

Dame Elisabeth in 1996.

Kamahl joins Dame Elisabeth to celebrate her 90th birthday. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Kamahl joins Dame Elisabeth to celebrate her 90th birthday. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett gives Dame Elisabeth an idea of what Federation Square will look like, in 1997. Photo: Jason South

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett gives Dame Elisabeth an idea of what Federation Square will look like, in 1997. Photo: Jason South

Dame Elisabeth celebrates her 90th birthday. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Dame Elisabeth celebrates her 90th birthday. Photo: Wayne Taylor

Lady Elisabeth as she was then known at the age of 17.

Lady Elisabeth as she was then known at the age of 17.

Dame Elisabeth at her home in January 1989.

Dame Elisabeth at her home in January 1989.

Lady Elizabeth Murdoch.

Lady Elizabeth Murdoch.

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has died at her home in Melbourne at the age of 103.