THE “ WILLOWBANK WONDER” MARJORIE BOSTOCKS CELEBRATES 108YEARS – Born in 1909
Marjorie Bostock 108 years young, also known as The Willowbank Wonder being Ipswichs oldest resident – and still loves reciting her Poetry.
Mother to 5, Grandma to 14, Great Grannie to 26, Great Great Grandmother to 7 and a total of 52 and that’s not counting spouses.
See you next year in 2018, Marjorie.
Things that happened in 1909
19th January – Dame Elizabeth Murdoch (Philanthropist) wife of Australia newspaper publisher Sir Keith Murdoch & mother of Rupert Murdoch.
13th February – Sir Reginald Anset (Business man & Aviator) Founder of Anset Airlines. B. Inglewood.
26th March – MBE Chips Rafferty (Actor) B. Broken Hill. E.g. Mutiny on the Bounty.
9th April – Sir CBE Robert Helpmann (Dancer & Choreographer) B. Mt Gambier SA.
20th June – Errol Flynn (Aust & Actor) B. Tasmania.
8th August – Mary Mackillop (Australian nun Saint) B.1842
Henry Lawson Story wrote “Roll up at Talbragar”
CJ Dennis poems – Doreen, The Stroush O’Day
Steel Rudd stories – From selection to city, Stocking Our Selection.
IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT HAPPENED IN 1909:
9th March – Electric trams begin operation in Adelaide.
5th June – Steam trams begin operation in Rockhampton, QLD.
6th Oct – Martha Rendell becomes the last woman to be hanged in WA.
16th July – The first powered aeroplane flight in Australia is made.
10th Dec – The University of QLD is established.
1909 in Australia:
Monarchy – Edward VII (King)
Governor General – William Ward (2nd Earl of Dudley)
Prime Minister – Alfred Deakin.
Population – 4,272,439
29th January – NSW wins Sheffield Shield.
15th June – Representatives from England, Australia & South Africa meet at lords & form the imperial cricket conference.