Madge Everlyn Bartrop Born 13th May 1904 Died 25th November 1999.
As a young girl lived at Bacchus Marsh and Following death of her parents transferred to Ballarat to live with her maternal grandfather and a maiden aunt.
Secondary schooling was at Ballarat high School where she med (and later married) Edgar Bartrop.
Leaving school she became a teacher and taught at Macarthur Street State School (Miss McArthur at Macarthur Street).
Following marriage in 1927, they had three children’s, Edgar Jr., Joan and Bruce.
With husband, Edgar travelled extensively and was very involved in very many Ballarat activities and organisations, particularly associated with the begonia Festival. Sang in Wesley Church (Methodist) choir and was active in such as Ballarat Library Society, Ballarat National Council of Women, Ballarat Music levers Club, Ladies Committees of Alexandra Babies Home, Ballarat Orphanage, Lydiard Literary Society, and a Pas President of most.
For some time undertook book reviews with Val Oldfield on BTV6.