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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Barbara Elizabeth MORCOMBE

Born 16 September 1919 in Denial Bay, South Australia [55]
Daughter of William George MORCOMBE and Alice Elizabeth MOODY [55]
Won 2nd prize for Collection of Wildflowers at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 8 September 1932 [5]
     Also received 2nd prizes for Handwork and a Crayon Drawing in the Educational section [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Won 1st & 2nd for Pencil Drawing, and 2nd for Crayon Drawing, Needlework and Wildflowers at the 1933 Coorow Show [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Received 2nd prize for Plain Scones (made by a girl under 15 years) at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
By mid December 1935 she had returned home to Waddy Forest to spend the Christmas school holidays with her parents [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the Sports Meeting at Maley Park in Coorow on New Year's Day in 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for her cousin Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Park in Waddy on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Spent a few days camping at Dongara in January 1937 with her uncle Phil and aunt Stella MORCOMBE and cousin Helen [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Accompanied her father to Perth by car on Monday 31 May 1937 and their returned to Waddy on Wednesday 2 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the Annual Children's Sports in Coorow on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Died 25 August 1993; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, Niche Wall, W26, 8) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Barbara Elizabeth Morcombe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/barbara-elizabeth-morcombe [reference list]




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