PHOTOGRAPHS FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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G O Meacock listed 6th from bottom of 2nd Column.
Born on the Great Boulder Lease, Olive left Boulder as a young girl, living with her family in Norseman, St Ives and Salmon Gums,
She returned to Norseman in 1939. From 1942 until
1947 Olive, now a single mother with two young sons, worked as accountant/under manager of Blizzards Drapery, in Norseman. In 1947, with her brother as a silent partner, she bought
Pritchard's Drapery in Robert Street, renaming it "Meacock's", which she ran until her retirement in 1969.
Olive ran dressmaking classes at the Norseman Technical School for over
twenty years, sometimes teaching five nights a week.
During the war, and for many years after, she was a driving force in the Norseman Branch of the Australian Red Cross, holding
both the position of Secretary and President, Olive received a 25 year Long Service Medal.
100 Women of the Eastern Goldfields Honour Board
Norseman Western Australia c.1950 Sylvia & Eric
C.1950 Iris Kerr Head Girl & neice, & Olive Meacock Owner/Manager of
Meacock's Drapery Norseman
'Kingsmore' 100 Lyall Street Kalgoorlie c.1936
Sylvia & Eric Meacock (family) Golden Wedding (50th) Anniversary 7th Nov.2003
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