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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Loved ones gather for fashionable 100th birthday

Arcare Parkwood recently celebrated resident Pam’s 100th birthday surrounded by loved ones at an intimate celebration honouring the inventor of the 60s’ six-way scarf.

The party included a BBQ lunch for the residents, a beautiful cake made by the Arcare chefs and some of Pam’s favourite songs sung by opera singer, Amanda Hutton.

“We are so happy to have been able to organise such a great 100 th birthday celebration for Pam. It’s an amazing achievement and we are so happy so many of her loved ones were able to join,” says Arcare Lifestyle Coordinator, Gary.

Loved ones who were able to attend the birthday celebration included, Rosie and Richard
Munro, Jeffrey Falweisser, Louise Papps, Carol Murphy, Toni Gardner, Jude Dell and Mandy
and Brian Clarke.

Young Pam.

“I hope you have a wonderful birthday, Pam; you had a lifetime lived so well and have always been loved by so many people,” friend Rosie said.

Pam loved to dance and was taught alongside her sister Yvonne when they were young girls in London, England. They later toured in clubs around the world as a duo act, accompanied by their mother as guardian – their act was named The Wyatt Sisters.

Coral Knowles.

The creative pair also invented the six-way scarf, a famous addition to any savvy woman’s wardrobe in the 60’s, and they toured and presented at Fashion shows in capital cities and regional towns throughout Australia.

Pam and Yvonne also did a section of the Famous wool board fashion shows where they
would use Wool fabric and drape and pin a new fashion design onto a model on stage in a
matter of minutes.

Pam became the presenter and would recruit the models for each show. She discovered model, Coral Knowles when Coral was only a schoolgirl who then did her first modelling fashion show at the Sydney Easter show parade. After this, Coral became an icon in Australian modelling.

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