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Australia's First Supermodel, Etiquette Coach June Dally Watkins Dies Aged 92

Australian fashion icon and first supermodel June Dally-Watkins died peacefully Saturday night with her family by her side.

Her family have described her as a loving, inspirational and treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dally-Watkins died aged 92 and was born in 1927 at Watsons Creek near Tamworth.

She was Australia’s first supermodel and later established the June Dally-Watkins School, which trained dozens of Australian women in deportment and etiquette.

She also launched the nation's maiden modelling agency and a business college.

In 1993 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to business and in 2014 she was named one of the “100 Australian Legends – People Who Have Shaped a Nation.”

Dally-Watkins is survived by four children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral details to come.