• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE3671

Cameron, Marcella Mary

(1879 – 1947)
  • Born 29 December, 1879, Warwick Queensland Australia
  • Died 27 October, 1947, Queensland Australia
  • Occupation factory manager


Marcella Cameron worked as secretary for Enoggera and Virginia Brick and Pipe Company in Brisbane before being transferred to Virginia, 13km from the city, to oversee the company’s brick and pipe works. The works flourished under her management, and in the 1920s she secured a City Council contract for 10,000 pounds worth of pipes for the sewerage of Brisbane. Cameron was able to devise a scheme to protect the jobs of Virginia Pipe Works employees during the depression, earning her legendary status in the local community.

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