June Dally-Watkins

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June Dally Watkins Modelling School, Sydney, ca. 1952 - photonegative by Peter Godwin (7785518276) (cropped).jpg

June Marie Dally-Watkins OAM (13 June 1927 – 22 February 2020) was an Australian businesswoman and fashion model. She was born in Sydney.

Life[change | change source]

In 1950 she started the Southern Hemisphere's first personal development school in Sydney to train young women in etiquette and deportment. A year later, she started Australia's first model agency and modelling school and later established a Business Finishing College.[1]

She was featured on the popular Australian television show Bogan Hunters on 7mate in 2014.[2]

In 2019, she was teaching etiquette to women in China.[3]

Watkins died on 22 February 2020 in Sydney, aged 92.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "WHEN MODELS WERE FETED LIKE FILM STARS". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 5 March 1975. p. 4. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. "Nanna Shazza and Justin Gilbert from Bogan Hunters get a makeover". News Limited. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. Lee, Betty (2019-02-23). "China's craze for etiquette queen June Dally-Watkins". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  4. "'Every woman has a right to be beautiful': Dally-Watkins dead at 92". The Sydney Morning Herald. 23 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2020.