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Olive May DONNELLAN

Also known as: née Ramsey

Born: 24 February 1901

Additional Information:

Written on the back of the drawing: Ex President or group President. Foundation member. A sister in AIM. Met husband at Oodnadatta (lived in Alice). First group president 1946-49. Second term 1952-53. Interested in drama and literature. President when CWA first acquired present hall for permanent home.


Resources

  • Image - CWA Cackle Chorus

    CWA Cackle Chorus The hen playing the piano is listed as Mrs. J Donnellan. Olive Donnellan was a foundation member of the CWA. She was often recorded in the minutes as doing recitations and plays. It is not known if she played the piano but there was another Mrs Donnellan who was a noted pianist and played at several CWA dances. We are not sure which one this is. Mrs Hargrave was married to a solicitor. Mrs Merle Stephens Mrs Pearce was the wife of the Methodist minister Mrs McCormack was very excited when she gained her driver's license which included a test run up ANZAC Hill and put her new found skills to work by [sic] Mrs Emily (Babs) Davis was on holiday in Australia prior to World War 11. [sic] Her father told her to stay until the war was over. Mrs Coxon

    ct for NPWHF


  • Image - CWA Cackle Chorus

    CWA Cackle Chorus The hen playing the piano is listed as Mrs. J Donnellan. Olive Donnellan was a foundation member of the CWA. She was often recorded in the minutes as doing recitations and plays. It is not known if she played the piano but there was another Mrs Donnellan who was a noted pianist and played at several CWA dances. We are not sure which one this is. Mrs Hargrave was married to a solicitor. Mrs Merle Stephens Mrs Pearce was the wife of the Methodist minister Mrs McCormack was very excited when she gained her driver's license which included a test run up ANZAC Hill and put her new found skills to work by [sic] Mrs Emily (Babs) Davis was on holiday in Australia prior to World War 11. [sic] Her father told her to stay until the war was over. Mrs Coxon

    ct for NPWHF


  • Image - Olive Donnellan

    Olive Donnellan and baby Michael in front of their home

    WMoA Olive DONNELLAN file


  • Image - WEDDING AT SCOTS CHURCH

    Trove: Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954), Thursday 2 March 1933, page 15


  • Image - LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN ALL N.T. DISTRICTS

    Trove: Northern Standard (Darwin, NT: 1921 - 1955), Friday 21 November 1947, page 1


  • References

    Wikipedia. "Results of the 1947 Northern Territory general election". accessed 5 July 2020.

    “The John Flynn Memorial church was planned as a national monument and shrine to Flynn on the land he had chosen in Todd Street (Mall). On 29 April 1954 the turning of the first sod took place in a quiet ceremony. Five AIM nursing sisters, in turn, dug a spadeful of soil. They were Sisters Lyla Bailey (nee Best), Ina McCoy (nee Pope) and Gwen Windle (nee McCubben) from Alice Springs and Sisters Olive Donnellan (nee Ramsey) and Sheila Wilkinson (nee Fletcher) from Oodnadatta. Phil Windle and Bill McCoy were present. The Rev Fred McKay conducted the simple observance accompanied by his wife Margaret, who was then Matron of Adelaide Home. Padre and Mrs Colin Ford represented the Old Times Home.” Facebook. "First National Real Estate Framptons". accessed 5 July 2020.