"Cornie and I caught up at least probably once a fortnight, maybe more often than that.
"I live in North Sydney, she lived in that general area, and we caught up on a fairly regular basis. Cornie loved a drink.
"She was wonderful company, and a wonderful host.
"Look, she was just a good bird. For a pom, she was almost like an Aussie."
See this weeks issue of New Idea for a touching look at Cornelia Frances' amazing career and life.
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