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Beth Schultz

Date Posted: 16 May 2011

Beth was born on the kitchen table in Roma Queensland on 30 May 1936 because her mother chose to deliver her babies at home.  She comes from a long line of strong women – her mother had a high degree of honesty and morals, strong beliefs, strong commitments.  She quietly made the decisions around the house.  Beth says that she too “has been accused of always wanting to get my own way”.

Beth’s leadership qualities were evident at school.  She was head prefect at her boarding school where prefects did a lot of the work that today would fall to the teaching or other staff.  Prefects put the younger girls to bed, inspected their clothing, enforced the rules and imposed penalties when rules were broken.  Beth says that the girls respected her because she kept the rules and never asked them to do something she wouldn’t do herself.

Read more at Jane Elix’s website.