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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Nance" Annie Morcombe FOLLAND / LEAVER

Born 17 August 1914 in Murat Bay, South Australia [55]
Daughter of "Stan" Stanley Lorraine FOLLAND and "Susie" Susanna Kate MORCOMBE [55]
Resided with her parents in Goode, South Australia and attended the Goode School until 1925 [P343]
In 1925, along with her parents and brother, left South Australia and shifted to land at Waddy Forest in Western Australia [P343]
Resided with her parents and later her mother on Enfield Park Farm in Waddy Forest 1925-1948 [P343]
She did schooling at home by correspondence and for a short time attended Methodist Ladies College in Perth [P343]
She wrote to the Aunt Mary column of The Western Mail newspaper to become a "link in the Silver Chain" in 1926 [120: 18-Feb-1926]
Wore a frock of green crepe de chine to the Coorow and Waddy Bachelor's Ball held in Coorow on 19 April 1930 [86: 26-Apr-1930]
Won 1st prize for Wheaten Scones and Locally Grown Lemons at the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Came 2nd for the Fastest Trotting Pony and won 2nd for a Maid’s Dress at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
She played tennis on a court at her parents' home on Enfield Park and also with the Waddy Forest Tennis Club [P343]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 20-Apr-1934, 28-Sep-1934, 23-Oct-1936]
Won 1st prizes for Fastest Trotting Horse and Open Trot in the Ring Events at the 1934 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Travelled to Perth by car with her uncle Price W. HUNT and cousin Eileen G. MORCOMBE on 1 October 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Left Waddy Forest on Monday 17 February 1936 to undertake a course in dressmaking [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Received a Surprise 21st Birthday Party at her parents’ home on Enfield Park Farm in Waddy Forest on Monday 17 August 1936 [5]
     Those attending met at the gate to Enfield Park between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. and then proceeded together to the house [5: 21-Aug-1936]
     She was taken completely by surprise by the party, which had been organised by her aunt Mrs Phoebe E. HUNT [5]
     Among those at her party were her parents; her brother Gilbert and sister-in-law Fay FOLLAND; uncles Will MORCOMBE, [5]
     Price HUNT and Phil MORCOMBE; aunts Mrs Alice MORCOMBE, Mrs Phoebe HUNT and Mrs Stella MORCOMBE; [5]
     cousins Eileen, Barbara and Brian MORCOMBE; friends Mrs Norma JONES, Mrs Lila WALLACE, Jim & Wylie HOGBIN [5]
     Charles & Lydia GRONOW, Harry GREENWOOD, Ed DAVIES, Ben LAMPARD, Robin KERR, Sam TOMKINS, [5]
     Misses Mary ROBERTS, Pat RIDLEY, Evelyn RIDLEY, Anne GREENWOOD, Isa WALLACE and Lila WALLACE [5]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in white crepe de chine [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club’s Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in “crème perle de chine” [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Received the Ladies’ Handicap Singles trophy at the Waddy Forest Tennis Club’s Presentation Dance in June 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Won 1st prizes for Sweet Peas and Collection of Garden Flowers at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
During the Second World War she was a member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Red Cross Society [P343]
In 1945 she and her mother moved to the farm's cottage and her brother, sister-in-law and nieces moved to the main house [P343]
Member of Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1945-46 [5: 16-Nov-1945, 4-Jan-1946]
Foundation Secretary of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) in 1946 [P343]
In 1948 she and her mother left Waddy Forest and shifted to the Perth suburb of Gosnells [P343]
She raised chickens and sold eggs while they were at Gosnells [P343]
In 1951-52 they had a house built in a part of the Perth suburb of Cannington that is now Beckenham [P343]
Resided with her mother in Cannington until her marriage a few years later [P343]
Married "Jim" Frank Lilliott LEAVER in Perth on 18 April 1953 [P343]
Her husband was a dairy and beef farmer in Byford and later a wheat and sheep farmer in Toodyay [P343]
In 1956 they were living at The Homestead in Byford [80: 6-Jul-1956]
Mother of Margaret and Stanley [138]
Died on 17 November 2000; buried at the Toodyay Cemetery in Toodyay, Western Australia [138]

From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 17 December 1952:
"FOLLAND – LEAVER: The engagement is announced of Annie Morecombe (Nance), daughter of the late Stanley, of Coorow, and Mrs Folland, Gosnells, to Frank Lilliott (Jim) Leaver, of Byford, eldest son of Mr and Mrs P. W. Leaver, of Tate Street, South Perth."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Annie Morcombe Folland / Leaver' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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