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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Daisy Elizabeth DOWNES / BROAD

Born 1887 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of William DOWNES and Emily CRIDDLE [15]
Resided in Dongara [50]
Following the death of her mother she cared for and raised her younger brothers and sister [193]
Married "Sam" Samuel Ernest BROAD on 18 December 1926 at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka [193]
Their reception was held at her sister and brother-in-law Alma and Bob WHELAN's home on Lowlands Farm, Yandanooka [193]
Following their marriage resided with her husband on Irwin BURGES' Willow Green Farm on the Irwin Flats in Irwin [193]
Suffered complications when her son Bruce was born in 1927, and was thereafter unwell for the remainder of her life [193]
Resided with her husband and son on farmland on the Carnamah Estate in Carnamah 1928-1938 [3] [19]
One of the Costume Judges at the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Won 2nd prize for Jam in the cookery section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock black satin and pearls [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Won 2nd prize for Beetroot in the Vegetable section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Miss DOWNES of Dongara arrived by train on 12 October 1933 to spend a holiday staying with her in Carnamah [5: 13-Oct-1933]
One of the Costume Judges at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 23 November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
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]
Attended the Farewell Bridge Evening for Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday evening 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
In 1938 her husband sold his farm in Carnamah and purchased Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs [193]
They left Carnamah and shifted to Three Springs on 20 April 1938 [193]
Resided on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs 1938-1973 [193]
Following her husband's death she continued to live on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs, where she kept house for her son [193]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs from 7 October 1973 to 14 August 1974 [147]
Then resided at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs before her health forced her to move to Perth [193]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 15 August 1979; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, Lawn 1, A013) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Daisy Elizabeth Downes / Broad' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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