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Gladys Elizabeth COLLINS (1918 - 1991)

From c.1941 she was known as Betty to everybody except her immediate family
Husbands : Edward Arthur OWEN, Jack KING

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Gladys aged 11

Gladys aged 12 on horse Trixy at "The Briars"

Gladys aged 17

Estimated 1938
Gladys aged about 20

Estimated 1938
Gladys on bike. Friend unknown

9 December 1939
Gladys' 21st cake outside the home of future husband Ted's parents at 97 Thomas St Ultimo

Date Unknown
Gladys (2nd left) and Workmates at Sydney Hospital

Date Unknown
Betty's Friends Edie Andrews and Phil Hocroft

Date Unknown
Gladys' friend Lil's wedding with Marie and Gladys. While the date is unknown, it was probably before September 1941 when Gladys was married

Date Unknown
Gladys (left) with friend Vi Dennis


27 September 1941
With her mother Florist at her wedding

27 September 1941
With two friends at her wedding

27 September 1941
With her sister Dot at her wedding

With children, John and Denise, in Ashfield Park

With Denise and John in backyard of Ashfield

With John & Denise; probably at Ashfield

The land at Condell Park nearly cleared; with John and Denise

Cleaning up the land at Condell Park

Finishing touches to the garage doors at Condell Park with Denise playing on the ramp

Back : Mat Andrews
Middle : Tom Owen [ 1918 - 1978 ] and Betty Owen (nee Collins)
Front : Flo Collins (nee Gegg).
The photo was taken in the backyard of Mat's place at Macdonaldtown in Sydney

January 1960
With Denise and John at Condell Park

Betty's next door neighbour and special friend Al(ice) O'Connor, Al's husband Jack O'Connor and Betty's beloved dog Penny

Betty and her sister Dot in the backyard of Condell Park

With Al O'Connor and Betty's husband Jack in backyard of Condell Park

Updated : 29 Aug 2015