Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Helena Carr
On 29 July 2005 Helena Carr was described by NSW Opposition Leader John Brogden as Bob Carr's "mail order bride". Brogden subsequently apologised for the slur and resigned from the leadership on 29 August 2005.
She and Max Turner later bought Merritt Madden Printing and Advanced Graphics, a commercial printer producing prospectuses, annual reports, and trade magazines. In October 2004, she and Turner sold the business to the New Zealand company Blue Star Print Group.
In 1972, she met Bob Carr on a vacation in Tahiti and the two were married on 24 February 1973.
More DetailsHide DetailsBob Carr became Federal President of Young Labor shortly after. Helena Carr started a successful business career and by the 1980s, she was the Managing Director of Leigh Marden, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Amatil.
She was born Anne Helena John in Perak, Malaysia, the youngest of six children. In 1965, she came to Sydney to study at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta.
More DetailsHide DetailsAs economics was one of her strongest subjects, she majored in economics at the University of Sydney.
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