Historical information

Prior to the election of female Councillors and Mayors in the 1960’s, the Lady Mayoress role was one of the few ways women could officially undertake civic duties. Mayoresses made important contributions to their local communities through their charity work and as ambassadors for their region on a state and federal level. They also undertook some Mayoral duties on occasions when their husband was unavailable. Greta Balsillie served as Mayoress from 1993 - 94 and was the last official Mayoress as the role disappeared after amalgamation due to the election of female Mayors.

Physical description

Colour photographic portrait sitting behind oval mount.

Inscriptions & markings

Front cover; Photograph by: / Richard Gibbs / Tel: (054)413411

Mounting & framing

Gatefold card with oval mount on right side.