How an Orange art teacher nearly became Australia's first ever queen

Riley Krause
February 6 2024 - 5:00am

While Australia can officially lay claim to having its very own queen, an Orange art teacher very nearly grabbed the title for herself five decades prior.

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Riley Krause

Riley Krause

Senior Journalist

I am a senior journalist for the Central Western Daily. A jack of all trades, I cover everything from sport, to human interest stories and crime. Drop me an email at

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