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|Name:||Atkinson, Betty Laurie Margaret|
|Also known as:||Schultz, Betty Laurie Margaret|
|Place of Birth:||Brisbane (Qld.)|
|Date of Birth:||1948-02-23|
|Biographical notes:||Betty grew up with her older sister Donna, on her parents’ pastoral property Humbert River Station in the Northern Territory. Like many children in the outback her schooling was done through correspondence and supervised by her mother initially and then later by a governesses. She completed her high school education at a boarding school in Adelaide. Betty commenced training as a nurse in 1965 at the Darwin Hospital. After completing her studies Betty worked overseas for a couple of years and then returned to Darwin. In 1973 she became a successful business woman owning and operating a variety of businesses in partnership with her sister Donna. On 17th August 1974 Betty married John Cecil Atkinson. Together they owned and operated a number of businesses which included: Motorways Marine, Boatland, N.T. Pump Sales and Service, Enzed and Boatland Winnellie which provided employment and apprenticeships for many locals over the years. Their business enterprises expanded to fishing charters, waterskiing, parasailing and they also sponsored the “Barra Fishing Classics”. Betty now resides in Proserpine and is involved with a Brahman Cattle Stud in partnership with her husband John.|
|Honours and Awards:||Miss N.T. Charity Queen 1968|
|Related link:||PictureNT : All dressed up|
|Related Materials:||Schultz, C. & Lewis, D., Beyond The Big Run. (1995). p.291-292.|
|Appears in Collections:||Territory Women|
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