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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jeanette Valmai ALLEN

Born 23 April 1941 [14]
Daughter of "Will" William ALLEN and "Gert" Ivy Gertrude WESTLAKE [P273]
Resided with her parents on Mi Blu Aven Farm in Winchester from 1941 until about 1973 [P8]
Attended the Red Cross Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow on Saturday 26 May 1945 dressed as "Patchwork" [5: 1-Jun-1945]
Won the prize for Best Poster as "Signal Soap" at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 30 October 1948 [5: 4-Nov-1948]
Educated at the Winchester State School, Carnamah State School and at Methodist Ladies College in Perth [P273]
On the completion of her schooling resided with her parents at Mi Blu Aven Farm in Winchester [P8]
Member of the Winchester and Coorow Tennis Clubs [P163]
Leader of Brownies/Guides in Coorow until 1973 [P273]; also Leader of Cubs in Coorow [64]
C.1973 shifted from the house at Mi Blu Aven Farm in Winchester to 17 Caron Street in Carnamah [P8]
School Bus Driver in Carnamah from 1973 until the 1990s [P273]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1957 [4: 15-Mar-1957]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club [P163]
Ran the Carnamah Tennis Club's Junior Tennis from 1971 to 1982 [P163]
Member of the Carnamah Hockey Club - was made a Life Member in 1978 [7: page 204]
Along with Jessie DOYLE and Gloria RAWLINGS printed and delivered Carnamah's local paper "On the Mat" in 1981 [7: page 174]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club - was made a Life Member in 1988 [P273]
Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society and the North Midlands Agricultural Society [P273]
Member of the Carnamah Uniting Church Guild [P163]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association [P163]
Cleaning Employee at the Carnamah District High School in 1987 [7: page 92]
Member of the Carnamah Lions Club [P163]
Member of the Carnamah Historical Society 1987-1999 [P163]
Home and Community Care (H.A.C.C.) volunteer in Carnamah [64]
Organised the "Back to Winchester" reunion held in 1998 [P8]
Resided at 17 Caron Street, Carnamah until her death in 1999 [P8]
Godmother of David John McLean BOWMAN [64]
Died 2 May 1999; ashes interred Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row D, Plot 10)[14]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jeanette Valmai Allen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 December 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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