Sister Sarah Bell

BCO-JAB-1-105-53 Sarah Bell was born at Scarsdale, Victoria, and trained as a nurse at the Ballarat District hospital for three years. During World War One she enlisted at the age of 33 into the 1st Australian General Hospital. Her next of kin was her mother Mary Bell...

Mary Morrison

Mary Morrison was living in Ballarat at the time she signed the Women’s Petition. She was born in 1863 in a small gold-mining settlement not far from Ballarat and close by father worked at the diggings at Dolly’s Creek. Due to ill health as a miner, he was...

Mary Sutton

BCO-HX-04-1-105-11-04   Mary Sutton married Richard Henry Sutton who founded a music firm in a tent on the Ballarat goldfield in 1854. After a short stint as a miner he had found that playing a homemade concertina in his tent at night attracted crowds and he...

Alma Elizabeth Matthews

BCN-PVF-06-2-105-40 Alma Matthews was one of Ballarat’s best known charity workers. During the great war period and since then she has rendered splendid services to the Red Cross. As an instrumentalist she was known far and wide and her popularity as an entertainer...

Helen Noonan

BCN-RCE-08-2-105-21 A trained actress, Noonan joined the cast of Prisoner in 1981 as receptionist Wendy Scott. She later appeared on I Can Jump Puddles, The Flying Doctors and Blue Heelers, amongst other things. She was best known as a star of opera and music hall,...