13 February 1999
Correspondence from Mrs Jean Whitla following the retirement of Shane Stone as Chief Minister of Australia's Northern Territory. Extensive mail, fax and telephone messages were received from the Asia Pacific region, throughout the Territory and from Australia wide, hence, a small selection of the correspondence has been included in the archives. Extract: ''You have made every Australian aware of where the Northern Territory is and have been an excellent leader lifting the thinking of the people and widening their horizons dramatically''. Jean then addressed her remarks to Josephine: ''Josie, you will be glad to return to a more normal existence. You too have shown leadership as the Chief Minister's primary supporter and in your role as his wife''. Jean Whitla is featured on the Stone Family section 'Featured People'. Jean was one of the few who acknowledged Josephine's role in Shane career.