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Seat and plaque commemorate Minnie Quinlan for her service to the community.
Minnie was widely known as the Town Charlady, but would only do such work for the Congregational Church ministers, although herself of Roman Catholic denomination. Apparently she also cleaned the nearby Children’s Library and Craft Club in Davies Lane, established in 1942 and managed by her close friend Miss Ebbs.
In her latter years Minnie became an old age pensioner and lived on about one pound per week. Although a single woman living alone, she was never lonely; on most days she could be found on a seat outside the Katoomba Post Office where she would chat to passers by, both friends and strangers.
Minnie's death certificate shows she died of heart disease at the age of 88 years in 1949, with no known relatives, and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the rights of the Roman Catholic Church. Minnie’s will left all her worldly possessions to the Red Cross, whose President paid for her funeral.
|Address:||Katoomba Road, near Post Office, Katoomba, 2780|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.713792|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
In memory of
who gave loving service to all
"She had so little, she gave so much"