Gwenneth Ballantyne who grew up in North Adelaide and Torrensville in South Australia attended Scott's Business College. She worked for the Freemasons under Mr Charles Glover as a typist. Later she became secretary for the Adelaide, South Australian based Little Theatre Company. Ballantyne also was with the Hut theatre. She taught drama at the Wilderness School, South Australia for 27 years and worked with John Bishop to establish a Festival Theatre in Adelaide. Ballantyne joined the Lyceum Club and performed 'Victoria Regina' at the Club. She became President of the Club in 1978, and resigned as leader of the Play Reading Group in 1985.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.catalog.slsa.sa.gov.au:1083/search/a?SEARCH=ballantyne%2C+gwenneth accessed 2004-04-05.