Perhaps you can help unravel the mystery of Ethel Roberts......

Ethel's grandson, Andrew, is keen to find out information about Ethel and her time as a member of the Daylesford Girl Guides.

This is what we know .....

  • Ethel was born on October 15, 1901.
  • Her father was Harold Roberts and he was a mine manager of the Maxwell Mine.
  • Her mother died when she was young.
  • This photo was probably taken when she was around 10 years of age. The photo is possibly just on 100 years old.
  • Ethel's maiden name was Roberts. She married Sydney Addison in Melbourne in about 1928. At some point she began calling herself June, so her records may have a combination of any of these names.

Cherie: the badge on her hat more closely resembles a Scout emblem than a Guide emblem. Did it look like that in the original days? Does the uniform look familiar?

Dossie: Daylesford Guides started in 1918 and formed its own district in 1928. The uniform doesn't look familiar.

Cherie: This means that either Ethel is older than we thought in the photo, or this is not a photo of her at Guides.