Former model and deportment icon June Dally-Watkins died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday night in Sydney, aged 92.
She was born in Watsons Creek and grew up in the New England region. In 2018 Dally-Watkins (nee Skewes) told the ABC she had been the first Australian woman to own her own car, which she loved to drive around the town of Bendemeer where she lived before moving to Sydney.
In 1950, she established the June Dally-Watkins School, the Southern Hemisphere's first personal development school to train young women in etiquette and deportment and also set up a modelling agency and a business college.
June Dally-Watkins was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to business in 1993.