Mavis Laurel FULLER
Also known as: née Baker
Born: 16 October 1911
Died: 1 August 1971Special Achievements: Additional Information:
Image - First dwelling at De Rose Hill station. Nissen roof, two rooms, kitchen, and bedroom, 1944.
“The homestead began as two rooms, consisting of a kitchen and bedroom, with two foot high walls, made of local stone and lime slurry covered by a curved room (as in a Nissen Hut) without a ceiling. A wash house was constructed near the house made of 44 gallon tar drums wired to mulga posts, which also acted as the bathroom. The toilet was a ‘long drop’ out the back. As time and money permitted, the homestead began to slowly take shape, with a dining room, lounge, three bedrooms and veranda being added over time.”
Photo provided by, and used with permission of, Barb Fuller.
Mentioned in the following publications:
Moss, Harry. 1000 Hours. Chapter 1, pages 17-18.
Grant, Arch. Camel Train & Aeroplane. Page 342.
Finke Crowded out for Historic Wedding. Centralian Advocate.
Bannister, Hal. He Began a Station on £300. The Chronicle. June 5, 1955.
227 Miles Record Glider Flight at Alice. Centralian Advocate. February 19, 1960.
Document - Life on De Rose Hill Station
Angus MediaSM/Angus Journal