Rhona Mary McKellar

This pretty girl is Rhona Mary McKellar. Born Mar 3, 1907, to Thomas McKellar and Kathleen Rutledge at Colac. Judging by the material on Trove, she was a bit of a popular girl in social circles. On Nov 29, 1927, Rhona was married to Rutherford (Ford) Campbell Guthrie at Noorat. Ford was Australian born, studied at Cambridge, served in both the British and Australian military, was a grazier and a politician in local and state government, Liberal and Country Party president and treasurer, Commissioner of Crown Lands, member of numerous organisations in his local community and company director. On Jan 1, 1968, Ford was knighted and Rhona became Lady Guthrie. Sadly, Rhona died in a car accident on Sep 7, 1989. If you are related to Rhona, this photo is for you. It was taken some time around 1920, by Melbourne photographer, Spencer Shier. A larger copy is available at the State Library of Victoria. Click Here (Tif, 3184 x 5326, 48.5m).

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Click Here, for the marriage details in the Geelong Advertiser.

Burial: Macedon Cemetery.

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