The dingo lady dies, aged 108

KILLARNEY resident Nellie Bowley, affectionately known as “The Dingo Lady”, has died at the age of 108.

Nellie was born on September 15, 1900, and lived at The Falls before moving to the Killarney Memorial Aged Care facility two years ago.

She was the eldest in her family and outlived her seven siblings, as well as two husbands.

Nellie gained national and international prominence for her ability to call, trap and shoot dingoes on her property at The Falls.

Nephew Eric Watts said at one time she caught 30 dingoes in 30 nights.

“They called her 'The Dingo Girl' when she started trapping dingoes at the age of 12 and she was still setting traps 93 years later,” Mr Watts said.

Nellie loved breeding quality Hereford cattle and tending her garden.

“She was a good farmer and would do anything for anyone,” Mr Watts said.

While she would drive to Killarney on occasion, Nellie would seldom travel to Warwick and made only a couple of trips to Brisbane in her lifetime.

Mr Watts said she predicted in her 60s that she would live past 100.

“At each birthday party, Nellie would say 'see you next year',” he said.

Her funeral is at 10.30am Thursday at the Killarney Uniting Church.



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