Rebecca “Rita” Jamieson was the first woman elected to Collingwood Council. She was elected to Council in 1963 for the Abbotsford Ward and served that ward as a Councillor until her death in 1970. She was replaced in the ward by Caroline Hogg who was to become the first female Mayor of the City of Collingwood in 1978/79. Rita Jamieson lived at 88 Park Street, Abbotsford.
The Collingwood Historical Society recently obtained the photo above from the Union of Australian Women, whose Vice-President she was at the time of her election to Collingwood Council. This photo was taken at the inauguration of Collingwood Council in 1963. Rita Jamieson is someone the Society is researching for the Notables of Collingwood project. If you knew Rita Jamieson or have stories about her we would love to hear from you. Please comment below or email us at collingwoodhs@yahoo,com.
Hi there, my name is Graham Anderson, and I am the eldest grandchild of Rita Jamieson. I am also in the process of researching my ancestors, so I am also searching for additional information on my Grandmother, and hence we need to meet and discuss my grandmother for our mutual benefit.
I would be extremely pleased if you could respond with relevant contact details so we could arrange to meet.
Hi Graham, and thanks for getting in contact with us about your grandmother, Rita Jamieson. We don’tpost contact details on the open website as it generates unwanted spam. If you fill in your details on the contact page of the website (link below), we will arrange a convenient time and place to meet.