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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alice Maud PETHICK / SEYMOUR

Born 19 May 1909 in Aldinga, South Australia [55]
Daughter of William John PETHICK and Susan Alice BIRD [55]
Resided with her parents in Aldinga, South Australia 1909-1927 and then in the Adelaide suburb of Joslin for twelve months [P371]
Shifted with her parents to Winchester within the Carnamah district in Western Australia  in April 1928 [P78]
Resided with her parents on Petan Farm in Winchester from their arrival in April 1928 until her marriage in July 1937 [P78]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
On 2 April 1929 attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball in a dress of violet velveteen with shoulder posy to tone [4: 27-Apr-1929]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held at the Winchester School Hall in August and September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
In 1932 she travelled to the Eastern States with Winchester farmers James L. and Edith B. ADAMS [12: 11-Feb-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of grey taffeta [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Won 2nd prize for Cream Puffs in the at the inaugural Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
The following week won 1st prize for a Pair of Hand-knitted Woollen Socks at the 1932 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Won 2nd prize for Geraniums in the Flower section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of floral taffeta [5: 23-Sep-1932]
In ankle length flame satin she attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1933 won 1st prizes for Hand Knitted Woollen Socks and Knitted/Crochet Woollen Article [5]
     Also won 1st prize for Iceland Poppies and 2nd prizes for Geraniums and a Vase of Flowers [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Received 1st prize for a Pair of Socks and 2nd for Home Cured Ham at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1933-1937 - was Secretary from 1934-35 to 1936-37 [4: 18-Mar-1933, 29-Aug-1936] [5: 31-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Returned to Winchester during the first week of May 1934 after an enjoyable holiday in Miling [5: 4-May-1934]
Won prizes in four sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park, Coorow on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
     1st prize for Knitted Socks, Six Geraniums, Cream Puffs, Sponge Sandwich and 2nd for Sponge Sandwich, Cabbage & Radish [5]
The next week, on Thursday 6 September 1934, exhibited in three sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park [5]
     Received 2nd prizes for Sponge Sandwich, Fruit Cake, Wild Flowers and Knitted Woollen Socks [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Travelled from Winchester to Perth by train on Saturday 20 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Won 1st prize for Geraniums and both 1st and 2nd for Knitted Socks at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Awarded 1st prize for Best Lady Rider in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
     Received 1st prizes for Chinese Radish, Sponge Sandwich, and Puff Pastry; and 2nd prizes for Wildflowers and Geraniums [5]
     Wore a gown of saxe blue marocain to the Show Ball held during the evening at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Sep-1935]
She had the misfortune to injure a toe necessitating medical attention during the last weekend of November 1935 [5: 6-Dec-1935]
Telephoned the Carnamah Police Station on 17 December 1935 to report the theft of a parcel left for her at Winchester Siding [88]
     The parcel of clothing valued at £1 was left at Winchester the previous Thursday at 5 p.m. and had been stolen by noon Friday [88]
     Constable FIEBIG called in at Winchester to make inquiries en route to his weekly visit to Coorow on 18 December 1935 [88]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Among those who donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tournaments held over Easter in 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Won the Booby Prize at the Winchester Tennis Club's Euchre Tournament & Dance held on Saturday 29 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1936 [150]
Won 1st prizes for Cream Puffs and Hand-Knitted Socks at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
     Attended the Show Ball held at the Coorow Hall on the evening of the show dressed in green satin with flared frills [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 and attended the Show Ball on eau de nil satin [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     Awarded 1st prize for Knitted Socks and received three 2nd prizes for Embroidered Cushion, Pillow Shams and Fruit Cake [5]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Mavis S. PETHICK and George A. RAFFAN in Carnamah on 20 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
     She wore a floral silk georgette frock and large brimmed white hat trimmed with pink roses, and carried a posy of pink roses [5]
     The best man was Miling farmer Harold T. SEYMOUR, who she married less than a year later [5]
Attended the very largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in reseda satin [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Won the Ladies Handicap Doubles with Mrs Vera G. McCOOKE at the Winchester Tennis Club's 1937 Tournament [5: 7-May-1937]
The Winchester Tennis Club tendered her a Social Evening at her parents' home in Winchester on Saturday evening 26 June 1937 [5]
     The Social Evening was prior to her forthcoming marriage and consisted of competitions, games, music and community singing [5]
     During the evening she received an inscribed mantle clock from the friends and members of the Winchester Tennis Club [5]
     James L. ADAMS spoke of her four years service to the Club as its secretary and of her sterling qualities as a resident [5]
     Following a "delectable supper" the evening in her honour concluded with the singing of Auld Lang Syne [5: 18 & 25-Jun-1937, 2-Jul-1937]
Also tendered an afternoon tea at the home of Mrs Vera G. McCOOKE on Saint Mary's Farm in Winchester on 29 June 1937 [5]
     The afternoon of competitions and games was organised by Mrs Edith B. ADAMS and Mrs Vera G. McCOOKE of Winchester  [5]
     During the afternoon she was presented with a number of useful kitchen utensils on behalf of those present [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Married Harold Thomas SEYMOUR on Thursday 8 July 1937 at Saint George's Anglican Hall in Carnamah [5: 9-Jul-1937]
     She was gowned in ivory georgette and lace and carried a bouquet of roses and lilies [5]
     "The skirt, which formed a train, was inset with lace goddets and the long sleeves were fully gathered on shoulders" [5]
     "She wore a circular veil held in place with a coronet of orange blossoms" [5]
     Carried a 76 year old lace handkerchief which had belonged to her grandmother and her bridesmaid was her sister Lottie [5]
     Their wedding reception was held at her parents' home on Petan Farm in Winchester, after which they left by motor car [5]
     Her husband was a nephew of Blanche A. & Baxter D. BOTHE ofInglewood Farm in Coorow [193]
Resided on Meridale Farm in Miling 1937-1965 [P371]
     Member of Miling's branches of the Country Women's Association and Red Cross Society [P371]
     Member of the Miling Tennis Club, Miling Golf Club and the Miling Methodist Church [P371]
     Following her husband's death in 1951 she ran the farm with assistance from her brother-in-law Richard H. SEYMOUR [P371]
     Also assisted in running the farm by her son Desmond after he left school at the age of 15 years at the end of 1953 [P371]
Resided at 20 Bland Street in the Perth suburb of South Perth 1965-1995 [P371]
Resided at the Moora Lodge on Dandaragan Street in Moora from 1995 until her death in 2000 [P371]
Mother of Desmond and Beryl [P371]
Died 12 June 2000 at the Moora Lodge in Moora [P371]; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora (Anglican, Plot 8A) [116]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alice Maud Pethick / Seymour' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alice-maud-pethick [sources]




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