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Which Madam was known as "The Duchess"

Discussion in 'Langtrees History Forum' started by Mary-Anne K, Apr 18, 2005.

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  1. Mary-Anne K

    Mary-Anne K Administrator Battle Axe

    Doing a little research for kalgoorlie the other day and came across these interesting facts about our famous Perth madam Dorrie Flatman.
    Thought I would share with you , what a story Dorrie must have to tell.
    Re: Dorrie Flatman
    She was knighted by the gay community as “the Duchess of Newcastle and Lake on Swan” because of her famous brothels in Newcastle and Lake Streets back in the late 60’s and early 70’s and was affectionately referred to by other madams simply as “the Duchess”.

    At the peak of her career in Sydney, she had 10 brothels and was known by the media as “Madam Sin”.
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  2. cli-max

    cli-max Guest

    Did She Have Insight?

    I remember a neighbour friend of Mums, named Mrs Goodwin. She always had dirty hair, and 'borrowed' everything from cups of sugar to eggs etc
    Mrs Goodwin refered to my mother one day as a WOMAN. I was horrified and said "my Mother is a LADY, not a woman" ( it was always "Maxeen - put your dress down over your knees like a lady" etc )
    To me Mrs Goodwin was a woman! From that day on i was called DUTCHESS - or MADAM because of my airs and graces :angel1:

    Hmmm, i wonder: Did Mum have insight to what i would 'become' :angel12:
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