Berenice Walters, the Dingo Lady, spent her adult life fighting the Dingoes’ cause. This Blog is a tribute to her work to have the Dingo recognised as Australia’s native dog and as an important part of the Australian ecosystem. Berenice was dedicated to educating the general public about the attributes of these wonderful primitive dogs.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
You wouldn’t recognise it now.
After leaving school Berenice started work as a stenographer with for Nuffield (Aust) Pty Ltd and worked there for two years.
Nuffield staff photo. Berenice is on the bottom left
Nuffield Head Office, Zetland
In 1947 Nuffield Australia was initially an assembly plant for Morris minor and Morris Oxford cars. It was established on the former Victoria Park Racecourse in Zetland (Sydney). In 1954, it merged with the Austin Motor Corporation (Australia). The location of Nuffield is just five kilometres for the heart of Sydney.
Newly unpack Wolsleys with the old racecourse in the background
during this time she met her future husband, Bern. They had attended Primary
School together, but he was sent to relatives at Tumbarumba, high up in the NSW
southern Tablelands, during the war years.
to Berenice, Bern had led a very independent and free life.His experiences working out on distant
properties, of outback New South Wales and southern Queensland fascinated her
and filled her with a longing for a hitherto unknown existence.Berenice was besotted.He seemed to represent everything she dreamed
of - animals, the outback, trees, farming, a freedom from problems associated
with responsibilities; of adventure.