King, Betty



King, Betty

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A leader of the National Catholic Girls Movement, later the Girls YCW in Australia, who became an extension worker in India


Born in Melbourne, Australia, on 3 September 1930, Elizabeth "Betty" King became a member and later national secretary of the National Catholic Girls Movement (NCGM) until December 1959.

In 1959, the NCGM also changed its name to YCW Girls movement.

In 1960 she attended the YCW Girls Asian Continental Seminar in Kuala Lumpur with Margaret Moore (later Armstrong).

That year she also attended a conference of the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in Accra, Ghana.

Betty King middle row third from left next to Romeo Maione on right. At top left is Ernie Smith, later Fr Ernie Smith, also from Melbourne.

Following that meeting, Betty went to India and became an extension worker for the YCW there.

While in India, she also played an instrumental role in the founding of the Indian YCS movement.

She died in Melbourne on 9 September 2019.


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September 3, 1930

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September 9, 2019

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