Lesley May Bigarelli (Dickie)

Born in Dunkeld in 1934, Lesley May Dickie was the second eldest child to Madge and Percy Dickie. Lesley attended the Dunkeld Consolidated Primary School then went on to be educated at the Hamilton High School albeit for a short time as she left school at the age of...

Dame Donna Maree Campbell

‘Inspirational motivator’ posthumously honoured. THE Zonta Club of Ballarat was in Donna Campbell’s blood. When the female-only service group was chartered in 1978, board director Val Sarah said Ms Campbell’s membership, and family impact, was not far behind.  “Donna...

Lorna Bromley

Lorna (Lockett) Bromley died on the 13th April 2018 at the age of 88 and up until the day she died was a passionate supporter of the North Ballarat Football Club. Lorna began following the club as a 16 year old in 1946. Lorna lived with her family on the farm next to...

Sr. Aloysius (Rita) Hayes RSM

Rita was born (in 111 degree = 44 degree C heat) in Charlton Bush Nursing Hospital on 19th January 1928, the fourth of six children for John and Alice Hayes. She was baptised on February 12 in Culgoa. The story of her various names is worth the telling. Her own...