The tale of Limestone Lizzie

Solidarity 27 August 2012 51

Hey guys,

Someone just told me a quick story about some prostitute named Limestone Lizzie… Sounds like a bit of a story, anyone got any stories to tell? Did she actually exist?

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Dragonfly1983 Dragonfly1983 9:37 pm 24 Dec 16

Her real name is Mary and she is not dead. She lives near me.

Crashy83 Crashy83 12:31 am 15 Dec 12

They should make a movie about it.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:25 pm 10 Oct 12

I drive that rode a lot. Have for 13 years. There appears to be two old girls taking the place of lizzy. One black hair and one blonde. Only seen the blonde once so possible the same woman with different hair. Tight clothes, near the bus stop past war memorial hitching a thumb and smiling. Been a few years since I seen lizzy walking, but pretty sure this new girl/s isn’t the original.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:50 pm 10 Oct 12

WillowJim said :

LSWCHP said :

There was a relatively nice looking middle aged woman wearing tight black clothes standing on the corner of the road to Mt Ainslie when I went past this afternoon at about 3:30.

Readers, having seen this streetwalker several times, I suggest you beware the author’s use of the word “relatively”.

Well, yeah, ok. I was driving past at the legislated 60Km/h on both occasions, and glanced at her for a second or so from a distance of perhaps 10m as I went by. She wasn’t Elle McPherson, but she didn’t make me reel back in horror either.

Whatever the case, I bow to your more intimate knowledge of her. 🙂

WillowJim WillowJim 7:37 pm 10 Oct 12

LSWCHP said :

There was a relatively nice looking middle aged woman wearing tight black clothes standing on the corner of the road to Mt Ainslie when I went past this afternoon at about 3:30.

Readers, having seen this streetwalker several times, I suggest you beware the author’s use of the word “relatively”.

bundah bundah 7:35 pm 10 Oct 12

While ever there is an opening there will always be someone to fill that gap!

LSWCHP LSWCHP 5:57 pm 10 Oct 12

There was a relatively nice looking middle aged woman wearing tight black clothes standing on the corner of the road to Mt Ainslie when I went past this afternoon at about 3:30. She gave me a big smile as I went past, and she was still there when I went back the other way at about 5pm.

She seemed to be trying to catch people’s eye, without actually thumbing a lift, and this thread immediately sprang to mind. I reckon Limestone Lizzie is alive and well and open for business, as it were. 🙂

Basilbrush Basilbrush 5:26 pm 01 Oct 12

I remember her but called her Limestone Lilley. Every afternoon back in the late 90s and early 2000s, there she was, walking her patch between Ainslie Ave and the road leading to Mt Ainslie. She used to dress really well in her early days which made more people stop to assist thinking she had broken down in her car….only to find out once she had quickly hopped into your car, gave you a run down on all her prices. She was quickly told to get out of the car. This was witnessed many a time when you passed a car kicking her out.
My friend’s elderly father was waiting at the Ainslie Ave traffic lights one night and she walked up and knocked on the driver’s side window. He wound it down and asked her ” can I help you”? She answered “no, but I can help you”! Poor bloke drove off shaking – he didn’t know what to do.
I know of an ex work colleague who knew what she did and gave her money to go home and keep off the street…….he even drove her home.
She used to walk around Civic when the food festival was on or new years eve offering her services…..I think she had a bd drug habit. Didn’t she get done for taking some guy back to her flat and holding a knife to him for his money? Rumour was that she had a baby and left it at home while she worked at night….oh, dear old Lizzie…I still think of her when I am driving up Limestone Ave.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:53 pm 30 Aug 12

Thumper said :

rosscoact said :

breda said :

Poetix, you could do worse than look at the lyrics of Steve Earle’s “Tecumseh Valley” about the fall of a dirt-poor girl into prostitution, here:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/steveearle/tecumsehvalley.html

But, you really need to listen to the song, which is heartbreaking. There is a version on youtube, but the sound is awful.

There is nothing glamorous about being a low-grade prostitute. Still, if Lizzie was genuine (and it seems that she was) I would rather see a piece of public art or even a plaque memorialising her than the endless tributes to the great and the good that infest this town. After all, she probably knew quite a few of them.

I can see the flaming eye of LotR fame on Limestone Ave as the sister piece to the Belco owl

A 60 foot statue of her could be placed, legs astride, over the Federal Highway when you drive into Canberra.

The statue would act as a welcome sign to visitors.

With a gushing torrent to help clean the windscreens of the visitors after a long and dusty drive…

bundah bundah 8:42 am 30 Aug 12

Spykler said :

1337Hax0r said :

Could this be Lizzie?
http://www.culturazi.com/?p=514

Hell no!- LL had a huge honker!

Definitely not her and as for that honker apparently it didn’t prevent her from being a submariner!

KB1971 KB1971 8:13 am 30 Aug 12

johnboy said :

Here’s the wayback:

http://web.archive.org/web/20030212023412/http://www.limestonelizzy.com/

I remember that website & that was the Lizzie I remember. One of the guys at work found it & showed it to us. She used to wave to us as we drove past every day, used to send shivers down my spine……

Spykler Spykler 6:42 pm 29 Aug 12

1337Hax0r said :

Could this be Lizzie?
http://www.culturazi.com/?p=514

Hell no!- LL had a huge honker!

Deref Deref 1:41 pm 29 Aug 12

breda said :

Thanks for TVZ link, Deref. I’d like to hear the local version sometime as well. It’s a wonderful song.

🙂 My pleasure. Chris plays regularly at Beyond Q in Curtin – their web site has a calendar that’ll tell you when he’s on next.

KB1971 KB1971 1:28 pm 29 Aug 12

1337Hax0r said :

Could this be Lizzie?
http://www.culturazi.com/?p=514

Nup, thats ont the one I remember seeing, she had dark hair & olive skin (not dark but european).

weeziepops weeziepops 1:17 pm 29 Aug 12

Assuming she is dead, where are all the posters who bang on about respect for dead criminals? Isn’t a raddled prostitute worthy of a few lectures to Rioters?

DOM777 DOM777 1:12 pm 29 Aug 12

Yeah she’s real for sure, I used to work at campbell shops and she would come in every saturday morning and buy a diet coke and chocolate bar and someimes condoms it was way gross, she also used to make me go all the stuff for her becuase she said she was to tired from walking!

1337Hax0r 1337Hax0r 12:49 pm 29 Aug 12

Could this be Lizzie?
http://www.culturazi.com/?p=514

breda breda 11:41 am 29 Aug 12

Thanks for TVZ link, Deref. I’d like to hear the local version sometime as well. It’s a wonderful song.

poetix poetix 9:31 am 29 Aug 12

Just in case anyone else out there really wants to do a poem they could try for these awards:

http://www.actwriters.org.au/awards/poetry-award.shtml (only if you don’t have a book of poetry published)

or http://monarocommunities.org.au/uploads/media/Feast_of_Poetry_2012_brochure.pdf

The last one has a song category (there you go, LSWCHP (-: ) and a ‘bush poetry’ category (that seems strangely appropriate) as well as open poetry. The winning poems are performed on the presentation day in Cooma at a lovely old gallery. Check closing dates.

Mine won’t be ready in time for this one. But I am going to have Limestone Lizzie turning into a feature of the landscape as she also enters the realm of myth. Won’t be a ballad though.

Deref Deref 7:49 am 29 Aug 12

breda said :

Poetix, you could do worse than look at the lyrics of Steve Earle’s “Tecumseh Valley” about the fall of a dirt-poor girl into prostitution, here:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/steveearle/tecumsehvalley.html

But, you really need to listen to the song, which is heartbreaking. There is a version on youtube, but the sound is awful.

It’s a Towes van Zandt song – and you’re right, it’s magnificent.

Here’s a vid of Townes performing it.

Canberra’s Chris Johnson does a brillant version.

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