Sunday, 15 March 2015

Fearless Females - March 14 - making the news

Blogging prompt for March 14 - Newsmakers, did you have a female ancestor who made the news?

I have many ancestors who have made the news, some who wished they had not. Today I am going to write about two of my maternal grandfather's sisters, Aunty Glad & Aunty Ol. Aunty Glad, Mrs V.A. Blanshard, and Aunty Ol, Miss Olive McCann, were in the fashion business together in Brisbane. Both of these aunts were constantly in the news with social events and business happenings. 

In February 1937, the two sisters embarked on a long voyage overseas. The purpose was two-fold, to attend the Coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937, enjoy a holiday and a business trip. The sisters were fortunate to have tickets to Westminister Abbey for the great event.

The article below was published in The Courier Mail on Saturday 20 February 1937. There were many other news items about the pair that I will write about in the future.

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