Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

City ,Cygirl' Settles into Country Life

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

City ,Cygirl' Settles into Country Life

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AS A young city girl Joan Lugg's life was changed by a trip to the country.

She travelled from Brisbane to Murphys Creek for a church youth camp and it was here she met her future husband Ken Garratt, from Southbrook.

It was a meeting that would result in her becoming a proficient country housewife, dairy farmer and mother of five.

Born at Kalinga in Brisbane on July 4, 1920, Mrs Garratt was the first daughter of Hubert and Florence Lugg and has three younger sisters Co Betty, Daphne and Barbara. Her schooling was completed at Eagle Junction and Wooloowin primary schools, then at the Commercial High School in George Street in Brisbane.

To attend school she would take a tram into the city and walk from the tram stop to the school.

After completing her junior exam, she worked at Lovelocks and then James Campbell and Sons as a clerical worker.

Her courtship with Ken Garratt survived despite the physical distance between their residences and they were married in 1943. …

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