OverviewMyrtle and her twin sister Jean, were born on 29th May 1930 at their home in Cooran. Her mother could not raise both girls, so Jean, the bigger of the twins was raised by the grandmother, and the mother kept Myrtle. Her family moved to Tewantin when she was 5 years old. At 6yrs old she started school and left at 13.
She recounts memories of living in Cooran as a child. Her grandparents lived there, and her mother was born there. Their family name was Miller.
In her teens she worked at Godber’s Café, Laguna House and the Kin Kin pub. After she was married she lived in Tewantin with her husband Harry.
Her brothers and an uncle went to join in the second world war and all returned. She has stories of her life during WWII.
Her sister Jean married Tom Ross, and he had a bee farm, and also had cows, that Myrtle used to milk.
Myrtle married Harry and had family of 6 boys she raised in Tewantin. Her boys, Rodney and Wayne, are in Brisbane, Doug is in Bundaberg, and she has regrettably lost contact with Clem.
After she was married she lived in Proston (near Murgon), then Kingaroy and Tara. Her husband Harry was cutting trees, worked in a pig farm and then on the railway. Harry had a heart attack and stroke, which caused his death. Myrtle passed away in 2021.