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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Annie POPE / SMART

Born 1890 in Murtoa, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of John POPE and Mary Ann EASTLAKE [54]
Married "Andy" Andrew SMART in 1909 [66]
Resided in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929, 18-May-1929]
Later resided in Perth most of the time however visited her husband in Carnamah[4: 18-Apr-1931, 23-May-1931, 14: 20-Aug-1932]
In March 1929 she and her husband spent an enjoyable holiday at Dongara Beach and in Geraldton [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Conducted demonstrations of the New Perfection oil stove at her husband's trade exhibit at the 1929 Carnamah Show [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Herself and her husband returned to Carnamah after a trip to Perth in September 1929 with a new Chrysler 65 car [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 10-May-1930]
She judged the Confectionary, Flowers and Fancy Work sections at the at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of salmon georgette [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Won 1st prizes for Cakes, Jams and Pickles and 2nd prize for Fancy Scones at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of black velvet [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Very successfully entered exhibits in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Jams, Marmalade, Preserved Fruits, Jellies, Afternoon Tea Cakes and Small Cakes [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Along with her daughter Joan returned to Perth on Sunday 28 May 1933 after a visit to Carnamah [5: 2-Jun-1933]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Her husband travelled to Perth by train on 9 August 1933 and the two of them drove to Carnamah two days later [5: 11-Aug-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a becoming dress of black velvet [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park, Coorow on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Successfully exhibited in the Confectionary section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st prizes for Fancy Scones, Afternoon Tea Cakes, Coffee Rolls, Jams, Marmalade and Pickles; and 2nd for Plain Cake [5]
The next week exhibited in the Confectionary section of Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st for Jams, Marmalade, Farmers Lunch, Pickles and Afternoon Tea Cakes; and 2nd for Preserved Fruits and Biscuits [5]
At the 1933 Royal Show in Perth received 1st prize for "Jams, Pickles, Sauces, Jellies, Preserved Fruits and Vegetables" [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Travelled to Carnamah on Thursday 22 March 1934 to attended the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall [5]
     The next day, on Friday 23 March 1934, herself and her husband departed Carnamah to Cue for a short holiday [5: 30-Mar-1934]
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]
Won the C. Robertson Trophy for gaining the Most Points in the Ladies' sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5]
     Received 1st prizes for Plain Scones, Fancy Scones, Biscuits, Jams, Marmalade, Pickles, and 2nd for Coffee Rolls [5: 14-Sep-1934]
A week later won two 1st and two 2nd prizes in the Confectionary section of the 1934 Three Springs Agricultural Show [5]
     Awarded 1st prizes for Jams and Pickles, and 2nd prizes for Marmalade and Farmer's Lunch [5: 21-Sep-1934]
At the 1934 Perth Royal Show won 1st for Collection of Jams, Pickles, Sauces, Preserved Fruits, Vegetables and Jellies [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Among the first to realise Douglas WALDBY's pharmacy in Carnamah was on fire on Sunday 18 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Presumably no longer spent much or any time in Carnamah in 1935, as she was referred to as "a late resident" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Awarded 1st prize for the Best Collection of Preserves at the Royal Show in Perth in 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
     The collection consisted of five varieties each of Jams, Jellies, Preserved Fruits, Pickles, Sauces and Preserved Vegetables [5]
     It was the eighth time she'd won 1st prize for Collection of Preserves over twelve years of exhibiting at the Royal Show [5]
Arrived in Carnamah for a visit with her husband and daughter Joan on Thursday 2 January 1936 [5: 10-Jan-1936]
Motored from Perth to Carnamah on Thursday 26 March 1936 to spend a short holiday with her husband [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     After her holiday in Carnamah she returned to Perth on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
During August 1936 she spent a vacation with her husband in Carnamah [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Herself and her husband travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
She is believed to be the Mrs SMART who travelled to Perth with Alexander R. G. BARR of Three Springs on 5 October 1936 [5]
     A rug strapped to luggage on the front of the car suddenly lifted and completely blocked the windscreen on a slight corner [5]
     The car left the road, crashed into two large jarrah logs, bounced off the second log and high into the air where it overturned [5]
     After completely overturning midair the car landed back on its wheels with its windscreen and all nine windows still in tact [5]
     The top of the car was dented but its strong steel body was credited with saving the lives of herself and the other passengers [5]
     She received treatment for a broken rib and bruises at Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Won 1st and 2nd prizes for the Best Collection of Preserves at the Perth Royal Show in 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     The collection comprised five varieties of Jams, Jellies, Preserved Fruit, Pickles, Sauces and Preserved Vegetables [5]
     It was the ninth time she'd won 1st prize for Best Collection of Preserves out of the preceding eleven Perth Royal Shows [5]
One of the Costume Judges at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 5 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Herself and her husband motored from Carnamah to Perth on Tuesday 8 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Arrived in Carnamah by train on 9 February 1937 to visit her husband, and a few days later they motored to Perth [5: 12 & 19-Feb-1937]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [2]
Mother of Jack, Garnet, Eileen and Joan [P5]
Died 30 July 1978; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Rose Memorial, 2, 2) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Annie Pope / Smart' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/annie-pope [sources]




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