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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dot" Dorothy Hope TURNER / BARRETT

Born 18 November 1924 in Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia [212]
Completed her Nurses General and Obstetrics training in Sydney [212]
Nurse at the North Midlands Hospital in Three Springs, Western Australia in 1950 while on a working holiday [212]
Matron of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from July 1952 to March 1953 [212]
Married "Wally" Walter John BARRETT on 4 April 1953 at Saint Stephen's Anglican Church in Dorrigo NSW [212]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs, where they ran a mechanical engineering business in partnership as "W & D Barrett" [212]
Matron of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from November 1965 to December 1968 [212]
After resigning as Matron she worked as a Nurse at the doctor's surgery in Three Springs [212]
In 1969 they sold their mechanical engineering business in Three Springs and purchased a farm in Eneabba [212]
Resided on Carter Street, Three Springs 1969-1971, their home being telephone number Three Springs-233 [60]
Both she and her husband were killed in a traffic accident near Moora in 1971 [24]
Mother of Lynette, Barbara and Rex [212]
Died 17 June 1971; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 151) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Dorothy Hope Turner / Barrett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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