MEET THE MATRIARCH & THE MISS
When war bride Joan Miechel followed her Australian husband from her North American home to post-war Shepparton in the 1940s it was like landing on another planet.
But she has just celebrated her 100th birthday as a French-Canadian Aussie and shared the big day with her five children and 49 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
At the other end of the timeline 13-yearold Indyanna-Rose Ciccone is on her way to North America and the finals of the Miss Teen International where she will compete against girls from around the world.
You can read about both these remarkable locals inside today’s Courier.