After retiring from full time employment in 1983, Elsie Elizabeth (Betty) Caldwell took up voluntary occupation with the Adult Migrant Education Service as a tutor of English as a second language.
From there, she went on to join the Stories on Aging group of writers, The Society of Women Writers Victoria in 2002, and the U3A City, Melbourne, where she is currently the tutor of the Wednesday Writers Group. She was awarded Life Membership of Melbourne City U3A in 2015 in appreciation of her Distinguished Voluntary Service.
Writing as E E CALDWELL her collection of fiction includes Home is the Teacher and its sequel Back to Coverdale, Lily, Scotters Lane and other stories and approximately 160 short stories, plus a similar number of articles covering a wide range of subjects.
Betty has also been a regular contributor of stories and articles to RRP FM ̶ Mornington Peninsula Community Radio broadcasts, and to The Waterline News.
Betty is featured in the Inaugural State Edition of Who’s Who in 2008 and has, every year since then, been included in Who’s Who of Australian Women.