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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 12 May 1912 in Tammin, Western Australia [P60]
Daughter of Geoffrey Allan SIMMONDS and Margaret Frances COLE [P60]
She grew up in Tammin and was educated at the Tammin State School [P60]
Between leaving school and marrying she worked as a Telephonist at the Tammin Post Office [P60]
Married "George" Robert George TAPSCOTT in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley on 5 February 1937 [P60]
Resided with her husband and later children in the Carnamah district from February 1937 to 1 January 1955 [P60]
They lived on GALLEHAWK's farm south west of Carnamah, on Chappell Road and near the Mulliah / Yarra Yarra Lakes [P60]
She was described as a wonderful mother and extremely clever [P219]
Used scraps of material to make quilts for all their beds, re-covered their lounge suite, and unpicked old jumpers to knit new ones [P219]
Also repainted the lino in their home, with many different colours and patterns[P219]
Her husband always wore shorts and sleeveless shirts, however she purchased him full length shirts and shorts [P219]
Cut off the sleeves and legs and used them to make clothes for her sons, and they looked "as good as or better than anyone else" [P219]
Along with her husband sons left Carnamah on 1 January 1955 [P60]
Resided on Blue Hills Farm in South Koolanooka near Morawa, which was managed by her husband 1955-1961 [P60] [19]
In 1962 they purchased their own farm in East Morawa [P60]
Resided on Lauriston Farm in Koolanooka / East Morawa 1962-1973 [P60] [19]
Along with her husband retired to Perth in 1973 [P60]
Was living in the Perth suburb of Warwick when her husband George passed away at the age of 74 years on 26 October 1989 [2]
Later resided in Morawa [2]
Mother of Geoffrey, Peter and Trevor [P60]
Died 13 May 1999 in Morawa; ashes interred at the Morawa Cemetery, Morawa WA[P60]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ada May Simmonds / Tapscott' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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