Jenny Kroonstuiver

Biography, Australian History

 

Born in the 1950s, Jenny Kroonstuiver spent her childhood living on pastoral stations firstly in western Queensland and then on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia. It was during the time on the Nullarbor that she met Jean and Mark Zuvela, who became life-long adopted ‘Aunt and Uncle’. Jenny trained as a teacher and spent several years teaching in country areas of the Northern Territory and Queensland, before returning to Kalgoorlie in the 1980s. After a short-lived marriage, she raised her four children alone, continuing to work in the broader education sector. From 2004, she took up a role managing the national training system for the Australian meat industry, a role she held until her retirement in 2020.

 

 

All books by Jenny Kroonstuiver

Winton: The Swann Family Story

Winton: The Swann Family Story

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Bill and Beat Swann married in Hillston in 1926. Battling farmers during the twentieth century, their story is one of true resilience. They were descended from pioneers who established Australia's farming areas. 'Winton' tells the Swann Australian story and then steps back in time to explore the lives of many of their ancestors.

 
Glimpses of Jean

Glimpses of Jean

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Australian-born to Yugoslav parents, Jean Zuvela was among the pioneers who established a Lime Kiln community east of Kalgoorlie, in Western Australia, in the 1920s. Her remarkable story, told in her own words, traces the many challenges she faced as a young woman in an isolated community.