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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Amy Ruth Gilbert GILES / TAYLOR

Born 4 August 1890 in Davenport, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Edgar GILES and Maud Amy GLIDDON [55]
Housekeeper in Doodlakine, Western Australia in 1912 [50]
In 1918 she was living in Port Hedland and in 1925 on Minilya Station in Carnarvon [50]
Arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia during November 1929 [4: 30-Nov-1929]
Shifted to Carnamah to open a tearooms and confectionery in one of the new shops erected by Eva & Albert COWDEROY [4: 30-Nov-1929]
Along with E. Vera STEPHENS was the proprietress of "The Pyramid Tearooms" in Carnamah 1930-1938 [4: 9-Jul-1938] [P9]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club 1930-1938 - was a Committee Member in 1937-38[4: 10-May-1930, 18-Mar-1933, 9-Jul-1938] [5: 13-Aug-1937]
     Part of a small committee formed in March 1930 to investigate the proposal of a bumping board on the Club's courts [39: 20-Mar-1930]
     Member of the Committee, Social Committee and Selection Committee of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
     Owing to a vacancy she was elected to the Committee of the Carnamah Tennis Club in January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1930-1938 [4: 8, Nov-1930, 9-Jul-38] [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Building Fund Ball in Carnamah on 24 May 1930 in a rose crepe-de-chine dress [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of flame crepe-de-chine [5: 23-Sep-1932]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-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]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Travelled to Perth on Wednesday 14 February 1934 as a passenger in local storekeeper Andrew SMART's car [5: 16-Feb-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 Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance, which was held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a black georgette dress [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on Saturday 20 October 1934 in a dress of black georgette [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
In mid February 1935 travelled to Geraldton for two days before returning to Carnamah [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Her brother, Mr GILES of Geraldton, spent a few days staying with her in Carnamah in mid May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Motored to Perth on Wednesday 2 October 1935 on her way to Bencubbin, where she spent a fortnight's holiday [5: 4-Oct-1935]
After her holiday in Bencubbin she arrived back in Carnamah on Thursday night 24 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Costume Judge at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Visited Geraldton during the last weekend of April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
After an extended holiday in Kalgoorlie she returned to Carnamah on Tuesday 28 July 1936 [5: 17 & 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in black marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Her brother Malcom's step-daughter Marjorie E. GILES was teacher of the Winchester State School in South Carnamah in 1937 [73]
Won a trinket box as Ladies Champion of the Carnamah Tennis Club's Tournament on Foundation Day 1 February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
     The tournament comprised the first tennis matches to be played on the Carnamah Tennis Club's new courts at Centenary Park [5]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in black marocain [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Motored to Perth on 22 April 1937 and after an extended holiday returned to Carnamah on 20 May 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937, 21-May-1937]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Her sister Mrs Marguerite M. KEMPE holidayed in Carnamah in August 1937 before shifting to South Australia [4: 7-Aug-1937] [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     During her stay in Carnamah her sister was a member of the Carnamah Golf Club [5: 6 & 13-Aug-1937]
On 29 June 1938 at the Carnamah Hall was tendered a valedictory farewell evening from the residents of Carnamah [4: 9-Jul-1938]
Left Carnamah in mid 1938 and shifted to Perth [4: 9-Jul-1938] [P9]
In 1938 married Harold Benjamin TAYLOR, who had previously worked as a Clerk in Carnamah [19] [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Died 22 April 1982; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Amy Ruth Gilbert Giles / Taylor' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from [reference list]

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