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Cameron, Marcella (1879 - 1948)

Born
29 December 1879
Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Died
1948
Occupation
factory manager

Summary

Marcella Cameron worked as secretary for Enoggera and Virginia Brick and Pipe Company in Brisbane before being transferred to Virginia, 13km from the city, to oversee the company's brick and pipe works. The works flourished under her management, and in the 1920s she secured a City Council contract for 10,000 pounds worth of pipes for the sewerage of Brisbane. Cameron was able to devise a scheme to protect the jobs of Virginia Pipe Works employees during the depression, earning her legendary status in the local community.

Sources used to compile this entry: Radi, Heather (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press, Sydney, 1988, 258 pp. Also available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-78644.

Barbara Lemon

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