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Betty Jeffrey Award

Betty Jeffrey

Betty Jeffrey

Agnes Betty Jeffrey

14 May 1908 – 13 September 2000


The Betty Jeffrey Award – Betty Jeffrey, OAM (1908-2000) is honored through this Award as one of the ANMC’s founders. Betty was also on the ‘Vyner Brooke‘ and she was also interned. Betty managed to keep a diary of her experiences as a prisoner-of-war which was published as ‘White Coolies’. Following its publication, Bruce Beresford was inspired to make a film called ‘Paradise Road’. Betty Jeffery was the first administrator of the ANMC in 1949.

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