Helen Rosalie Bower
BOWER, HELEN ROSALIE (1923-1980), community arts director, was born on 28 January 1923 at Coonabarabran, New South Wales, second daughter of English-born parents Edward Lionel Stephenson, farmer, and his wife Minnie, née Tidswell. Educated at home on her family's property, Eulin, and at Ravenswood Methodist Ladies' College, Gordon, Sydney, Ros attended the University of Sydney (B.A., 1947) where she won the Henry Lawson prize for poetry. She worked concurrently as a cadet reporter on the Sun newspaper. On 28 December 1946 she married a Melbourne barrister Wallace Frederick Warne at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Sydney; they were to be divorced in 1956.
Moving to Melbourne, she performed journalistic services for the Australian Red Cross Society and in 1948 transferred to the Argus. In 1955 she was a freelance journalist in London before returning to Melbourne to join the Woman's Day. On 1 December 1956 in the ...Read more at the source website