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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Pat" Charlotte RIDLEY

Born 1904 in Dandaragan, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Amed George RIDLEY and Elizabeth Emma KEMPTON [15]
Resided with her parents on Oxford Dale Farm in Coomberdale [61]
Probationary Teacher at the State School in Coomberdale 1922-1926 [73]
     From 1922 to 1926 was also the school's Sewing Mistress, and received an annual salary of £40 in her first year and then £70 [73]
School Teacher of the Waddy Forest State School in Waddy Forest 1930-1937 [73]
     In 1929 and 1930 her annual salary as sole teacher of the Waddy Forest school was £4/2/- per week minus £12 per year rent [73]
     From 1932 to 1936 her annual salary was £3/17/- per week and in 1937 increased back to £4/2/- per week [73]
She and her sister Evelyn resided in the teacher's quarters of the Waddy Forest State School [P84]
     Their brother Ted worked as a farmhand for George A. MANNING in Waddy Forest and then as a mechanic in Coorow [P84]
     When their brother Ted shifted to Coorow their brother Cliff worked as a farmhand for George A. MANNING in Waddy Forest [P84]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of blue crepe-de-chine [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Travelled to Perth for the school holidays on Friday 11 May 1934, accompanied by the FOWLER twins [5: 18-May-1934]
In October 1934 she and her sister Evelyn had staying with them at Waddy their sister Mrs Maude M. SCRUTON [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 2-Nov-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
She and Bronwen M. OWEN, who taught at the Waddy Well State School, travelled to Perth by car on 10 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Departed Waddy Forest on Saturday 24 August 1935 for a week long holiday in Perth [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]
After spending her summer holiday in Perth she resumed duties at the Waddy Forest State School on 3 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Arrived back in Waddy on Monday night 17 February 1936 after a flying visit to Perth to attend her sister's wedding [5: 21-Feb-1936]
During March 1936 Mrs DEAN and her small son and daughter holidayed with her in Waddy Forest [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
She was in Perth to witness the Head of the River rowing race on Monday 4 May 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to Perth, where she spent the school holidays, on Friday 8 May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Parkin Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
She received a presentation from the parents at the Waddy Forest School Christmas Tree on Saturday 19 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
She and Mrs "Nellie" Ellen GUPPY of the Waddy Well State School spent the 1936 Christmas holidays in Perth [5: 24-Dec-1936]
She spent a week of the May 1937 school holidays in Perth [5: 14 & 21-May-1937]
With Mrs MOODY of the Waddy Well State School, caught the train to Perth on Friday 3 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
They spent the school holidays in Perth, attended the teachers conference and returned to Waddy on 18 September [5: 10 & 24-Sep-1937]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charlotte Ridley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charlotte-ridley [reference list]




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