From the Maitland Mercury report:
Former Maitland Mayoress Daphne Unicomb has died after a short illness, almost 20 years to the day her husband and former mayor, Noel, passed away.
Mrs Unicomb died at Green Hills Nursing Home early Sunday morning from complications following a recent stroke.
She was 87.
Mrs Unicomb worked tirelessly as a volunteer for many Maitland charitable organisations and was always by her husband's side until his death on January 16, 1996.
The pair were both honoured with an Order of Australia and were also named as Maitland's Citizens of the Year, Mr Unicomb the city's first recipient of the prestigious award.
Mr Unicomb was Mayor of Maitland for six terms during the 1970s.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 11, 2016.