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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Doris Louisa GANGELL / GOOCH

Born 3 March 1924 in Dowerin, Western Australia [P101]
Daughter of Isaac Harvey GANGELL and Louisa Alice CLARK [P101]
Grew up in Dowerin and was educated at the Dowerin State School [P101]
After leaving school she worked as a hairdresser [P101]
Resided in Wyalkatchem prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 28 September 1942 [16]
Aircraftwoman 103326 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 1 Operational Training Unit during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 10 January 1946 [16]
Married John Keith GOOCH on 27 March 1946 at the Anglican Church in the Perth suburb of Highgate [P101]
Resided with her husband and later children on a small farm in Forrestfield 1946-1953 [P101]
They then resided in Dowerin 1953-1960 where her husband share-farmed for Tom HENNINGS [P101]
Herself and her husband were the proprietors of the Carnamah Tearooms at 10 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1960-1967 [P101]
They ran the tearooms, resided in an adjoining stone house on the same block and rented out beds on their sleep-out to boarders [P101]
Served daily breakfasts at 7 a.m., luncheons, three course meals and operated as caterers and confectioners [13]
Also sold small goods, frozen foods, ice creams, confectionary and cool drinks from the air conditioned tearooms [13]
The tearooms portion of their premises was one larger room, with a counter down the entire east side of the room [P101]
They opened to serve food and refreshments during the intervals of movies screened at the nearby Carnamah Hall [P101]
During their ownership the tearooms were telephone number Carnamah-19 from 1960 to 1966 [60]
Advertised their tearooms annually in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's show schedules [13]
In their advertisements stated their tearooms as "The Popular Carnamah Rendezvous" [13]
Their residence consisted of a passage, two large bedrooms, another two small rooms and a lounge room [P101]
A kitchen at the end of the passage, towards the back of the building, serviced both their home and the tearooms [P101]
The sleep-out, which was used for boarders, ran along the front of their house and right down its east side [P101]
Left Carnamah in 1967 and shifted to 5 Hudson Street in the Perth suburb of Bayswater for three months [P101]
Shifted to Mullewa in late 1967 and for three or four years they ran and owned the Mullewa Hotel [P101]
Resided in Perth for six months and then shifted to Kellerberrin where her husband was licensee of the local hotel 1971-1974 [P101]
Herself and her husband had a cream brick house built at Lot 71 Old North Coastal Road in the Geraldton suburb of Glenfield [P101]
Resided in their Geraldton home until her death from leukemia in 1995 [P101]
Mother of Kevin, Gordon and Brian [P101]
Died 6 October 1995; buried at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in the Perth suburb of Padbury (Acacia Court, Plot 3848) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Doris Louisa Gangell / Gooch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from [reference list]

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