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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Jose Petrick
Name: Petrick, Jose
Place of Birth: England
Date of Birth: 1924-01-01
Cultural heritage: English
Occupation: Journalist
Nurse
Historian
Sportswoman
Secretary
Postmistress
Biographical notes: Mrs Jose Petrick was born in England in 1924 and trained as a secretary and nurse. After coming to the Territory, she became Governess on Macdonald Downs Station, 300 km north-east of Alice Springs. She married in 1952 and later moved to Neutral Junction Station, Barrow Creek. She has worked as a journalist with the "Centralian Advocate" and has undertaken historical research and feature writing for the National Trust. In 1980, Jose was an historical interpreter, transcribing the diaries of Dr Frederick Renner. She has also been the postmistress at the Overland Telegraph Service. In May 1989 her book "The History of Alice Springs Through Street Names" was published. Mrs Petrick was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in January 2000, for the preservation and recording of the history of Alice Springs and for her voluntary work at the Old Timers Homes.
Honours and Awards: Order of Australia Medal (OAM) 2000
Related link: 2003 Recipients of the Tribute to Northern Territory Women : Jose Petrick
"Territory women on the web" ABC Northern Territory, Monday, 29 January 2004
Related Materials: "It's all in the names", Northern Territory News, 28 June 1989, p.5.
The Renner diaries. Winnellie, N.T. : Professional Services Branch, Northern Territory Dept. of Education, 1983. PAM B384.10994 REN
Petrick, Jose. Pioneering days of the Johannsen family. Alice Springs, N.T. : J. Petrick, 1999. NTC B384.10994 REN
Petrick, Jose. The history of Alice Springs through landmarks and street names. Alice Springs, N.T. : J. Petrick, 1996. NTC 994.291 PETR
Petrick, Jose. Kuprilya Springs: Hermannsburg & other things. Alice Springs, N.T. : Jose Petrick, 2007. NTC 994.291 PETR
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