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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Illma Baldock
Name: Baldock, Illma
Also known as: Gregory, Illma
Date of Death: 1991-08-14
Place of Birth: Oodnadatta (S. Aust.)
Date of Birth: 1919-11-30
Occupation: Community Service
Biographical notes: Illma had a long association with the Northern Territory. Her father Bill Gregory ran the Oodnadatta to Newcastle Waters mail run with his train of camels which was a two year round trip. She married Dave Roy Baldock who owned a trucking company which freighted goods to Tennant Creek, together they had two sons. Illma often travelled with Dave on the long hauls to Tennant Creek. Illma was an active member of the community and was a founding member of the Federal Sports Cub. She worked hard to raise funds for the promotion of women’s and community sports. Illma and a small group of volunteers using grass-runners collected from the community set about the backbreaking work of transforming the dusty Anzac Oval into grass field. In 1948 she served as the inaugural secretary of the RSL Women’s Auxiliary during the Vietnam War this group prepared food and clothing then they sent the goods over to soldiers abroad. For nine years Illma made a three metre Christmas tree stocking for the RSL’s annual Christmas raffle and she also had a nursery where she grew plants specifically for use in charity stalls and fetes. Twenty-seven boxes of her horticultural efforts were donated to the Catholic fete held in Alice Springs in 1987.
Related Materials: Northern Territory women's register 1948-1988. Darwin : Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council, 1991. REF 305.4099429 NORT
"Sharp shooters in ladies’ darts" The Northern Territory News, 15 July 1965, p.10.
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