Judith Lorraine Daft (Judy)
Born December 6th 1948 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
( Picture taken 2002 on holidays at Charleville, Queensland )
My life has seen me living in different areas of the
London, England: 5 - 7 yrs
Houston & Bellaire, Texas: 7 - 9 yrs
Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California: 10 - 12 yrs
English School in Bogotá, Colombia till graduation:
13 - 17 yrs
I moved to
to study Geography and History of Argentina
to be accepted into the British Hospital
at Buenos Aires
at age 17.
I then moved
to Buenos Aires
to the British Hospital at
age 18 for 3 yrs “live in”, doing
Study and Practice Nursing
at the School of Nursing, British
Hospital (Esquela de Enfermeria Hospital Britanico)
After graduating in nursing,
worked another 6 months as a State Registered
Nurse (equivalent of “Sister”
at the British Hospital.
At age 21,
I drove with my father, via the Pan
American Highway, through Peru,
and Ecuador to my parent’s
home in Bogotá, Colombia.
I then worked
in a private clinic as a State
Registered Nurse in
Bogotá for 1 year.
I then moved to
England, where I worked
Nottingham City Hospital
in the Children’s Plastic Surgery Burns Ward
for 1 year.
1973, at age 25,
I married Peter Daft
in Bogotá, Colombia.
child, Tanya, was born in
We then moved
to Lima, Peru
where our second child, Marc, was born in
the family moved
to Northampton, England .
As I hated
the cold weather in England, the family emigrated to
While Peter worked in
Adelaide for 6
months, I travelled by bus to Brisbane
to investigate purchasing land in southern Queensland.
I was told of acreages in the Nanango/Kingaroy
After arriving in
midnight on the bus - to be met by a local real estate agent of the
time, who wasn’t there to meet me as arranged - I wandered through
my port, looking
for the town centre.
Eventually, still looking for the town centre, as I was walking along the highway out
of Nanango (as
know it), he turned up.
I was shown
various blocks. We decided to purchase 5 acres in the
Peter had to
follow work to Melbourne, Victoria
in 1983, so the family moved again.
The family spent
1 year in Melbourne,
before we decided to move
to Runneymede to start a
new life and raise the children in a self sufficient manner.
Many hard but enjoyable years were spent at
Peter had a heart attack and passed away in 1997.
lived at Runneymede
until I had a heart attack in November 2006
and a triple bypass operation in
I was advised
to move closer to a hospital, so moved to Kingaroy.
I moved into my new house
in late August 2008.
played the trombone in the Kingaroy Citizens Band
and studied and tutored Computing at the Kingaroy TAFE.
I worked as a
Support Worker for Disabled
Children at The South
Burnett Respite Centre for 2 years
after Peter died.