1962 – Elizabeth Blakis

Episode Release Date:  11 September 2023

Birth Location:  Fiztroy, Victoria

Current Location:  Merton & Wonga Park, Victoria

About Our Guest

I grew up in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne which was semi rural with orchards or the remnants of orchards around the area. I studied at Tafe in Clothing Studies and worked in the clothing industry in the early years, then somehow ended up in banking and admin.

I now have a creative micro business/side hustle called Merton Made which my main product is aprons.

I’ve married for the second time and we have 6 children between us. So far we have ten grandchildren, which are one of the greatest blessings you can have.