Rosaleen Miriam Norton
NORTON, ROSALEEN MIRIAM (1917-1979), painter and self-styled witch, was born on 2 October 1917 at Dunedin, New Zealand, third daughter of Albert Thomas Norton, a master mariner from London, and his New Zealand-born wife Beena Salek, née Aschman. Albert was a cousin of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The family arrived in Sydney in June 1925. Rosaleen was expelled from the Church of England Girls' School, Chatswood, at the age of 14 for producing 'depraved' drawings of vampires, ghouls and werewolves thought likely to corrupt the other girls. She later studied for two years at East Sydney Technical College under Rayner Hoff who encouraged her 'pagan' creativity.
Norton dabbled as a pavement artist near the General Post Office and worked variously as a kitchen-maid, nightclub waitress, postal messenger, and cadet journalist on Smith's Weekly. At the registrar general's office, Sydney, on 24 December 1940 she married Beresford Lionel ...Read more at the source website