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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Mona Greatorex
Name: Greatorex, Mona Grace
Also known as: Suraski, Mona Grace
Date of Death: 1969?
Place of Birth: Collie (W.A.)
Date of Birth: 1913-09-06
Place of Death: Alice Springs
Occupation: Actress
Biographical notes: Mona married Anthony George Worsley (Tony) Greatorex on 2nd November 1933 they have a daughter and son. The family lived at Bonney Downs, Western Australia where her husband was the overseer then they moved to the Dardan district and then her husband enlisted in the war. In 1951 Anthony was transferred to Alice Springs where Mona became the driving force behind the Alice Springs Theatre Group drawing large audiences whenever she played a leading role or produced a play. Under her leadership the Theatre group grew to include a one act drama festival and then developed to include plays entered from all over Australia during ten consecutive years the festival ran for more than a week. Some of the roles Mona performed were “Mrs Catt in The Shop at Sly Corner”; “Emily Brent in Ten Little Niggers” and “Mrs Leverett in Rookery Nook”, she was committed to bringing the joy of live theatre to the people of Alice Springs, Northern Territory and districts. She also produced and directed large casts of children and adults in the annual pantomimes and was one of the prime instigators behind the local Totem Theatre. Mona gave dedication and commitment to all types of entertainment.
Related link: Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council. Northern Territory Women's Register 1948-1988. 2nd ed. ed. Darwin: Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council, 1991.
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