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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Margaret Hall
Name: Hall, Margaret Elizabeth
Place of Birth: Alice Springs
Date of Birth: 1910
Occupation: Community Volunteer
Biographical notes: Margaret was one of the first pupils to attend the first school in Alice Springs at the age of 4 to help make up the numbers and to get a teacher for the town; her first teacher was Ida Standley in 1914. She married Rex Hall and they lived on Ooratippra Station. Margaret helped form the air branch of the Country Women's Association; she was the second president and the first Royal Flying Doctor Service air branch auxiliary. Margaret also chaired the first meeting-held over radio - to set up the School of the Air, which it is believed Alice Springs was the first School of the Air set up in Australia. She was the President of the Senior Citizens' Association in Alice Springs for many years and during her time the citizen's membership grew to over 150 members. Margaret approached the Education Department when she heard the Nathalie Gorey pre-school might become redundant and association needed premises that were close to town and its facilities. Margaret was the driving force in moving the association to its new premises in Todd Mall.
Honours and Awards: Australia Day Centralian of the Year 1983.
Medal of the Order of Australia 1986.
Related link: Medal of the Order of Australia 1986
Related Materials: "Fine bush lady Centralian of the Year", Centralian Advocate, 26 January 1983, p.1.
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