Julie and Queenie

Julie used to work in the Pakenham Vinnies op shop, affectionately referred to by her daughter as the “little old ladies’ op-shop”, as Julie was the youngest there. A self-professed pen and paper girl, one of her daughters is nevertheless teaching her how to use a computer.

Julie lives in supported accommodation alone since her partner left, uncomfortable and unable to deal with the drug use by some of the other residents, whom Julie does her best to avoid. Pictured with her is her friend Queenie, who helps her pick out nice things from the Avalon Wardrobes.

Julie has 4 children, 3 of whom live in Moe, and the last who sadly committed suicide some years ago.