Ipswich Genealogical Society

"Brigg House" Cooneana Heritage Centre

Redbank Plains Road

New Chum

Ipswich 4304

 

Postal

The Secretary

Ipswich Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 323

Ipswich Qld 4305

Email

secretary@igs.org.au


Opening Hours 

Mon 9.30am - 2.30pm
Tues Closed
Wed   Closed
Thurs 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday    Closed
Sat 9am - 12pm
Sun Closed

 Closed Public Holidays


 Phone "Brigg House"

07 3282 6454

Did you know?

 The first woman elected as an Alderman in the Ipswich City Council was Ellen Violet JORDAN in 1961.

 Known as Vi, she was born in Ipswich 29th June 1913, daughter James Bertie Norman PERRETT, a railway fitter, and his wife Ann Jane, née BROWN and educated at the Brassall State School and the Ipswich Girls Grammar School. She married David JORDAN in 1932.

 In 1966 Vi became the first woman from the Labour Party to be elected to the Queensland Parliament, and was the Member for Ipswich West, and retained the position until 1974.

 The Queensland Government recognised her achievements when Vi was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977, and in 1978 she was awarded the Order of Australia.

 Vi JORDAN passed away on the 7th May 1982 and was buried in the Ipswich Cemetery.

  Extract from  Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 17 – 2007

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 Update 12th September 2017

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