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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bron" Bronwen Martha OWEN

Born 1909 in Fremantle, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Mrs J. OWEN, who in 1934 was living at 19 Hamilton Street in East Fremantle [5: 26-Jan-1934]
School Teacher of the Waddy Well State School in Waddy Forest 1930-1935 [73]
Received an annual salary of £222 in 1930, £236 in 1931, £221/17/- in 1932 and 1933, and £246/6/- in 1934 and 1935 [73]
Boarded/resided with the MCGILP family on Polaris Farm in Waddy Forest[50]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of tango marocain [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1933 and 1935 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 3-May-1935]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 20-Oct-1933, 19-Apr-1935]
She was given a surprise send-off at Waddy Well on Tuesday 19 December 1933 [5: 22-Dec-1933]
At the send-off she was bid goodbye and presented with a chromium bedroom clock and an inkstand [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Had also received a presentation at a tennis match between Waddy Forest and Coorow on Sunday 17 December 1933 [5: 22-Dec-1933]
She had expected to be transferred in December 1933 however remained at Waddy Well until 1935 [5: 22-Dec-1933, 2-Feb-1934] [73]
In January 1934 her engagement to Adrian A. C. JONES, son of J. E. JONES of York Road, Greenmount was announced [5: 26-Jan-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
She was given a Surprise Farewell Party at the home of Phil and Stella MORCOMBE in Waddy Forest on 23 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to Perth on Friday night 27 April 1934 to accompany her mother on a holiday to England [5: 4-May-1934]
After the holiday they departed London, England on the Orontes and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 30 October 1934 [63]
Resumed her duties at the Waddy Well State School on Thursday 8 November 1934[5: 2-Nov-1934]
One of the suppliers of music at the Coorow Cricket Club's Dance held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
She and Pat RIDLEY, who taught at the Waddy Forest State School, travelled to Perth by car on 10 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
During school holidays in August 1935 she spent a week staying with relatives in Yandanooka [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Left Waddy Forest on Wednesday 18 September 1935 after being transferred to the Bellevue State School [5: 20-Sep-1935]
By January 1937 she was living in East Fremantle [5: 8-Jan-1937]
After a number of weeks at the Lodge in Waddy Forest she returned to Perth on Friday night 22 January 1937 [5: 8 & 29-Jan-1937]
She again holidayed at the Lodge in Waddy Forest over Easter in March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bronwen Martha Owen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from [sources]

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