Mrs Stay-Put by Paula McManus

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I have changed the name of this photo due to a wonderful email that I received from a fellow Redbubbler Julie Whittle.

Julie wrote that she sees this lady on an almost daily basis. This lady lives in a now heritage protected house in Morphett Street in the city, a house that her family have owned and lived in since 1913……… 98 years!!

Julie also very kindly supplied a link to an ABC story that George Negus did on Pauline (Mrs Stay-Put) in 2003.

I cant thank you enough for contacting me regarding this fascinating lady Julie! :)

This photo came 2nd in the 2010 Photo of the Year awards at the Port Adelaide Camera Club

Featured in Life in the City, Suburbs, or Bush. December 2011


invisible, elderly, loneliness, woman, paula mcmanus, adelaide, central market, mrs stay put, morphett street, abc, george negus

I love being a tourist in my own country; the unique flora and fauna, the wonderful people, the striking vivid colours. Photography has opened up my country to me. I try to get out into it & photograph it as often as I can. Access to the great Australian outback is within easy reach of everyone! I hope you take the time to view some of my photos & I hope that they inspire you to go for a drive on the weekend and see what you can see.

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  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 4 years ago

    really tells a story paula, i didnt see you take this shot of me!!!!!!

  • hahaha Di! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 4 years ago

    It’s true – the invisibility. Sad photo.

  • thanks Jan :)

    – Paula McManus

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful candid shot. It says so much!

  • thanks AuntDot! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderalmost 4 years ago

    Bless her! Well done on the placing too. Great in mono!

  • thanks so much Ric! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972almost 4 years ago

    a very touching image Paula

  • thankyou Wendywoo! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • ralphwhittle
    ralphwhittleabout 3 years ago

    I know this lovely lady…you have captured her beautifully. ;-)

  • Really??? I am really excited that you know her!! I get a lot of people asking me about this photo. Could you let her know that I said hello please?

    – Paula McManus

  • ralphwhittle
    ralphwhittleabout 3 years ago

    I’m so glad she is not ‘invisible’ anymore Paula!
    Thank you for passing on her story…she is a true South Aussie gem.

  • thankyou Julie, I just love her story! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanalmost 3 years ago

    This is impressive. Would you enter into the group “Life in the City, Suburbs, or Bush” A fav

  • thanks Joseph! I will :)

    – Paula McManus

  • batchesnaps
    batchesnapsalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome shot and great story

  • thankyou Scott! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanover 2 years ago

  • thanks so much Joseph! :)

    – Paula McManus

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