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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alma Mary May NURSE / PRICE

Born 27 July 1894 at the Holder Village Settlement on the River Murray in South Australia [55]
Daughter of George NURSE and Alice May PRICE [55]
Married "Bill" William Walter James PRICE in 1916 [66]
Her husband served abroad with the Australian Imperial Force's 48th Infantry Battalion during the First World War [30: item 8020526]
During his absence she resided on North Street in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction and later on Lockyer Street in Northam [30]
Resided with her husband and children on Passchendaele Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1923-1949 [8: page 20] [P152]
Herself and her daughters spent a holiday in Geraldton in January 1929 [4: 26-Jan-1929]
Founder of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) in 1931 [5: 2-Dec-1932] [7: page 170]
     Treasurer in 1933, Secretary-Treasurer 1935-1937 and President from 1937-38 [5: 24-Nov-1933, 14-Jun-1935, 29-May-1936, 14-May-1937, 9-Jul-1937]
Cut and distributed the cake at the First Birthday celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. on Thursday 24 November 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Proposed one of the toasts at the Second Birthday celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. on Saturday 18 November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Spoke on behalf of the C.W.A. at the Farewell Social to Mrs Hetty GETHING at the Carnamah Hall on 8 June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Won 1st prize for Brown Bread at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
In early November 1935 it was reported that she hadn't been in the best of health and had been in Perth for four weeks [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the 4th birthday of the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Herself, her husband and their children motored from Carnamah to Perth on Wednesday 29 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the local C.W.A. Farewell for Mrs Amy F. DYKE and Mrs Clarissa E. HUMPHRYES on 9 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on Saturday 16 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Ladies Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937[5: 7-May-1937]
     Steward of the Confectionary section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "black satin and gold lace" [5: 14-May-1937]
     On behalf of the Carnamah C.W.A. she presented the Carnamah District Road Board with two flags at the ball [5]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1941-42 and 1949-50 [89]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the R.S.L. Women's Auxiliary - was President in 1947 and 1948 [0: images 04503, 04506]
On leaving Carnamah herself, her husband and their daughter Erica shifted to the Perth suburb of Queens Park [P401]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Guildford [2]
Mother of Bernice, Verna and Erica [P152]
Died 6 October 1968; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 18, 270) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alma Mary May Nurse / Price' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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