Aussie Legends

Pearl Constance Paten

Pearl Constance Paten (married name Mrs C.W.S. French), Australian Army Massage Service, WWI Australia & Egypt.

Pearl was the daughter of Jesse and Eliza Hunt Paten and sister of Lance Corporal Edward Hunt Paten and Eunice Muriel Paten.

Pearl (Mrs. C. W. S. French) was a well known Brisbane remedial masseuse who, with her husband Major French, built a substantial home called ‘Tula’ in 1925 at the western end of the Paten family property, located in The Gap, Brisbane. ‘Tula’ was removed some years ago to a site at Highvale in the Samford Valley.

Pearl’s sister Irene Winifred Paten was Queensland’s First Woman Barrister, read her story here.

For more info about the Paten family visit The Gap Historical Society.


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