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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Amy DYKE

Born 1 July 1914 in Semaphore, South Australia [55]
Daughter of David Henry DYKE and Amy Gray FABIAN [55]
Shifted from South Australia to Kellerberrin, Western Australia with her parents C.1923 [139]
Resided in Babakin, situated between Corrigin and Bruce Rock, prior to shifting to Carnamah to live with her parents [5: 4-Jan-1935]
Arrived in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 4-Jan-1935]
Teacher of Violin, Pianoforte and Music Theory in Carnamah in 1935 [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Commenced her music tuition on Tuesday 5 February 1935 at the Presbyterian Manse in Carnamah [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Travelled to Marchagee on Saturday 20 April 1935 and played the violin at a dance held in the Marchagee Hall [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Played "Largo" on the violin at the Loyalty Service for His Majesty's Silver Jubilee held in Carnamah on 5 May 1935 [5: 10-May-1935]
Ran the Sweets Stall at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1935-1939 and a Committee Member in 1936 [5: 7-Jun-1935, 10-Apr-1936] [489]
Played Mrs Hastings in the play "Another Pair of Spectacles" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Spent several days holiday in Perth in early September 1935, after which she returned to Carnamah [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 wearing dusty pink and silver lame [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Herself and Arnold C. A. BIERMANN sang Nearer My God To Thee at the Armistice Day Service in Carnamah in 1935 [5: 15-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]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
During January 1936 she spent an enjoyable vacation in Dongara [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936 wearing dusty pink crepe satin with silver tonings [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Sang a song at the Valedictory Social & Dance tendered to Harold N. HARVEY at the Carnamah Hall on 10 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Director of the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in Marina blue velvet [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 3 September 1936 dressed in primrose satin [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Played the violin at the Annual Birthday Celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. on Thursday afternoon 26 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Played the part of Ernestine in the play "The Wrong Flat" in the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5]
At the Concert she also played the violin solo Chant Sans Paroles (Tschaikowski), for which she received an encore [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Represented her mother at her mother's C.W.A. Farewell at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday afternoon 9 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
To her surprise she received a presentation at her mother's C.W.A. Farewell for helping with musical items at C.W.A. functions [5]
It was also expressed that when she later settled in Carnamah they hoped she would become a member of the Carnamah C.W.A. [5]
Left Carnamah with her parents on Monday afternoon 18 January 1937 and shifted with them to Kondinin [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Six months later she returned to Carnamah for an extended holiday staying with Ivan & Violet N. JOHNSON [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Married "Don" Donald Charles BEATON in Geraldton on 20 August 1937 [139]
Following their marriage resided with her husband in Winchester, South Carnamah[50]
One of the judges at the Carnamah Girls Club's Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1939 [0: image 03023]
By January 1940 had left Carnamah and shifted to Moora WA [0: image 03043]
Resided with her husband and children on a farm in Northampton C.1945-1950 [139]
Father of Gregory and Bruce [139]


Amy DYKE was one of the suppliers of music at the following functions held in Carnamah:
Played the violin at an exceptionally high standard at the Burns Night Celebrations held in Carnamah on 25 January 1935 [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 March 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Played the violin at the Carnamah C.W.A. Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 11 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Supplier of music at the Dance that followed the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fair on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Performed a violin solo at the Farewell to Herbert E. HELLEWELL at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 28 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Played the violin at the afternoon tea tendered to Mrs PATRICK (wife of M.L.A.) in Carnamah on 24 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Supplier of music at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 June 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Sporting Clubs' Grand Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 13 July 1935 [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Supplier of music at the Miscellaneous Evening to John and Veronica MCGOWAN in Carnamah on 10 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
Played the violin at the Anglican Church Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 17 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Violinist of the orchestra which performed at the Carnamah Agricultural Society's Show Ball on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Played the violin at the Coorow Football Club's Wind-Up Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 21 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Performed a violin solo and played the violin at the Social & Dance at the Winchester School Hall on 26 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Gratuitously played the violin at the W.A. Blind Appeal Concert & Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 28 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Played the violin at the Coorow Rifle Club's Grand Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 26 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Played the violin at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Played the violin at the Valedictory Social & Dance for Harold N. HARVEY at the Carnamah Hall on 10 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Played the violin at the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball conducted by the Carnamah C.W.A. on Saturday evening 25 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Herself and Miss M. CLARK performed a violin duet at the C.W.A. Social Afternoon in Carnamah on 2 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Played violin selections at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social at the Carnamah Hall on Friday evening 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Amy Dyke' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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