Walker, Ethel Frances

Personal Details

First nameEthel
Middle nameFrances
Date of birth14/03/1918
Place of birthMuttaburra Qld


Parents: Rosine Frances & James Henry Walker, drover of Eastfield Station

Delivered by Dr Laura Weir (one of five female doctors registered to Muttaburra District Hospital from the early 1900’s). Before the maternity ward was built in 1925, mothers were delivered of their babies at home – hence Ethel Frances Walker was delivered ‘in house’ on Bridge St – Rosine Walker had come into town from Eastfield for the birth of her daughter.

Dr Laura Weir served the Muttaburra district as resident GP on 3 separate occasions:

April 1912 – Oct 1913/Dec 1913 – June 1915/Feb 1917 – Mar 1920

Research by Mrs Judith (Butter) McClymont and supplied by Muttaburra Museum.