JENKINS, Elsie May
Also known as: née Goodrich, Ma
Died: 9/9/1974Special Achievements:
Pioneer opal miner (with husband) at Lightning Ridge (NSW) and Coober Pedy (SA). Known as the "Opal Queen."
1915 - "A wonderful horsewoman and the Best Hack and Hunter [equestrian show classes] in 1915.
1954 - Queen Elizabeth II obtained a piece of opal jewellery from her.
Began as a circus equestriene.
Document - "Elsie May Jenkins: The Opal Queen"
Story used with permission and taken from Reg Harris's book, "Legendary Territorians", Harris Nominees Pty Ltd, 2007, pages 36-37.
Isaacs, Jennifer. (1990). Pioneer Women of the Bush and Outback. Sydney: Lansdowne Publishing, p. 22.