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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bea" Beatrice Ellen PETHER / BONNERUP

Born 14 May 1914 in South Perth, Western Australia [P127]
Daughter Henry John PETHER and Lilian Maud GILLETT [0: image 03850] [15]
Grew up in South Perth where she was the youngest of eight girls in a musical family [P127]
Granted a scholarship to study the cello at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music in South Australia [P127]
Married Henry Christian Madsen BONNERUP in South Perth on 6 January 1940 [P127]
She had first met her husband in South Perth when they were children [P127]
Resided with her husband and later children on Minjin Farm near Five Gums in Carnamah 1940-1946 [P43] [19]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1940-41 and 1941-42 [89]
Played the cello at some of the socials, dances and other functions held in Carnamah [P127]
Played the cello at the Welcome Home Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Saturday 15 December 1945 [7: page 48]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1946 and 1947 [89]
Exhibited poultry and other home produce in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's annual shows [P127]
Gave birth to her first three daughters at the nearby North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs WA [P127]
Shifted with her husband and daughters to the Perth suburb of Rivervale in early 1947 [P127]
Member of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra for a number of years [P127]
Shifted with her family to the Perth suburb of West Leederville in the mid 1950s, and to Mundaring in the mid 1960s [P127]
Came out of retirement to play in the Western Australian Seniors Orchestra as part of the State's bicentennial celebrations in 1988 [P127]
Tendered to fruit trees, goats, poultry and her beautiful garden on their Mundaring property [P127]
Member of the Western Australian Amateur Cine Society Ladies Committee (later Western Australian Movie Makers) [P127]
Member of the Mundaring Bowling Club [P127]
Resided in Mundaring until her death in 1991 [2]
Mother of Helen, Mary, Susan and Julie [P127]
Died 9 March 1991 [2]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 5 October 1939:
"The engagement is announced of Beatrice Ellen, youngest daughter of Mrs. Pether and the late H. J. Pether, formerly of South Perth, to Henry Bonnerup, of Carnamah, elder son of P. M. Bonnerup of the Esplanade, South Perth."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Beatrice Ellen Pether / Bonnerup' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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