Associate member Freeman Mary Mauloni passed away on 1st July 2020 following a long illness. Mary joined Club 41 (Redcliffe) after meeting the late Freeman Terry Smith, a member of Club 41.

Mary was Club 41 President 1984, an accredited coach since 1984 and was elevated Freeman of Rostrum in 1994. Mary adjudicated Rostrum Voice of Youth annually for more than 30 years right up to becoming unwell.

Mary advised historian Fmn Bill Smith that she won the first place in the first public speaking competition for secondary school children conducted by Queensland Rostrum and was placed second or third in the final. She chose a different topic for the final, “Man’s Greatest Achievement” (was to end all wars). A wonderful tutor and Rostrum member truely missed.

Mary MauloniHer remedial teaching career involved teaching children with early learning (literacy) difficulties, including after hours. In 1963 at just 21 years of age Mary stood for state parliament as the DLP candidate for Yeronga (Brisbane). Mary stood for state parliament again in 1966, 1972, and 1974.  

Thanks to Freeman Bill Smith Queensland Rostrum Historian

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