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McConnell, Beatrice E (Trix)

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1901



Date of death 2001

Beatrice McConnell is represented on the webpage created for the Significant Women of Gawler Project. To read about her life please click here.

Click here to read "Looking Back. Recollections of the 'Church of England' in Gawler 1846-1996" as compiled by B.E. McConnell August 1996

Click here to read "The Church of the Transfiguration, Gawler South 1895-1995" by Beatrice E McConnell 1995

Beatrice (Trix) McConnell lived all of her life in Gawler. Trix was just three months old when her mother died; a she was raised by her grandmother and aunt.

Trix never married and the one constant thread in her life was the community of the Transfiguration Church where she attended all her life. In her early years she was a keen photographer and stamp collector. Noting that the girls of the town needed a diversion, Trix took up the challenge of creating a Brownie and Girl Guide group at Gawler. She was involved with the group well past her eightieth year.

Trix spent her last few years at the James Martin Retirement Village.

This information was extracted from 'Gawler's Cemeteries' Historical Leaflet. Researched and written by Anne Richards, Librarian, Reference and Research Services

Number 16 in a Series of Historical Pamphlets produced by Gawler Public Library © 2008 Gawler Public Library

Please click here to view the document, with reference to Beatrice McConnell on Page 15.

Please click here for photos of Trix McConnell

READ ALSO "Gawler memories 1901 to 2001" by Trix McConnell

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Memories of McConnell, Beatrice E (Trix)

Brian Gordon Thom remembers: Beatrice Eileen McConnell was born in Godiva Cottage in Ford Street on 10th October 1901, died on 3rd December 2001, and buried on 7th December 2001 in plot U47 in St Georges Anglican Cemetery 42 Cheek Avenue Gawler East.

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