June Dally-Watkins

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June Dally-Watkins (born 1927) is an Australian businesswoman and fashion-model. In 1950 she started the Southern Hemisphere's first personal development school in Sydney to train young women in etiquette and deportment. A year later, she started Australia's first model agency and modelling school and later established a Business Finishing College.[1] She remains Australia's best known expert in etiquette and elocution and frequently comments on that topic in the media.[2][3]

She was featured on the popular Australian television show Bogan Hunters on 7mate in 2014, where she provided information relating to etiquette to the winners of the series.[4]

As of 2019 she is teaching etiquette to women in China.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She once had a romantic relationship with Gregory Peck. She married John Clifford, a naval officer, but separated in 1968. The couple had four sons and daughters.[5]


  1. ^ "WHEN MODELS WERE FETED LIKE FILM STARS". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 5 March 1975. p. 4. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ Olga Gerloff, 'An etiquette lesson from June Dally-Watkins', Parramatta Advertiser, 29 December 2010
  3. ^ 'June Dally-Watkins: Colourful Sydney Identity, The Bridge' Archived 2013-10-18 at the Wayback Machine Time Out 25 March 2008
  4. ^ "Nanna Shazza and Justin Gilbert from Bogan Hunters get a makeover". News Limited. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b Lee, Betty (2019-02-23). "China's craze for etiquette queen June Dally-Watkins". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-02-23.

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