Marjory Matheson nee Miller was born in 1915 . She attended Ormiston College in Mont Albert and later the prestigious Presbyterian Ladies' College for two years where she completed honours.
In 1935 Marjory went to the University of Melbourne and majored in English and Philosophy and also history. She graduated in 1939 and taught history in the following year at Moronga College.
In 1941 Marjory married Rhys Miller and they had two children, Eleanor and Bruce. As a Minister's wife, Marjory worked in the community. She also researched and wrote two books, Clippers for the Record, an account on sailing ships and published in 1984 and The Original Orchard at Strathdone, commissioned by the Nunawading Country Roads Board and published in 1992.