Marguerite Frances GRUEBER
Also known as: née Grueber, Marguerite Pixley
Born: 27 February 1904
Died: 3 September 1993Special Achievements:
One of Australia's first two airhostesses; she and Blanche Due were interviewed by Captain Ivan Holyman of Tasmanian Aerial Services --- later bought by Australian National Airways (ANA) --- in March 1936, only a year after the first airhostesses in the world were appointed by KLM. Marguerite worked on ANA's Adelaide-Perth service. Airhostesses underwent a vigorous 6-week training course conducted by the Hostess Service Superintendent, Captain Holyman's wife, Hazel.
Smith, M. Irviine. (1938, July 1). They Serve You Lunch Above the Clouds. South Australian Homes & Gardens, 44-47.
Document - SMILE Particularly in Bad Weather: The Era of the Australian Airline Hostess
An extract from: Black, Prudence. (2017). SMILE Particularly in Bad Weather: The Era of the Australian Airline Hostess. Crawley, Western Australia: UWA (The University of Western Australia) Publishing.
Prudence Black and UWA (The University of Western Australia) Publishing