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.



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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.