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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dorrie" Dorothy Mabel GREENWOOD / LOBB

Born 22 December 1927 in Moora, Western Australia [P141]
Daughter of George Netherwood GREENWOOD and "Dolly" Mary Florence Sarah BEARD [P141]
Resided with her parents on Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
Received her middle name after her father's second cousin Mabel GREENWOOD who had assisted him purchase his farm [P141]
Student at the Waddy Forest State School 1934-1939 [P141]
Walked halfway to school and then caught a lift with friends Viv and Veran FOWLER in their horse and cart [P280]
Her father later purchased her a bicycle and she rode the tree files to the Waddy Forest State School [P280]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as an "Early Victorian" [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-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]
Completed her schooling as a boarder at the Dominican Ladies Convent in Dongara 1940-1942 [P141]
Travelled the 120 miles to the Convent in Dongara by catching the train from Coorow to Dongara [P141]
Won 1st for Handwork and a Pencil Drawing and 2nd for Needlework at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Received a presentation at the Waddy Forest School Christmas Tree in 1936 for missing no days of school all year [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Competed at the Coorow-Waddy Progress Association's Annual Children's Sports in Coorow on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5]
     Won the Girls to 10 Years Running Race and Girls to 9 Years Egg & Spoon Race [5]
     Came 2nd in the Girls to 10 Years Skipping Race and was 3rd in the Girls to 10 Years Sack Race [5: 20-Aug-1937]
She "was a dainty little figure in shell pink" at the wedding of her sister Mary and Albert E. MILES on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
In 1942 the Dominican Ladies Convent, including herself, were evacuated to Three Springs owing to the threat of being bombed [P141]
After leaving school continued to live with her parents on Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest until 1945 [P141]
She helped out on the farm and later worked on the Waddy Forest Telephone Exchange, riding her bicycle there each day [P141]
Left Waddy Forest in 1945 to work as a Probationary Nurse at the hospital in Tambellup [P141]
After she turned 18 she commenced her formal nursing training at the Old Royal Perth Hospital in Perth [P141]
Married "Stan" Stanley Harold LOBB on 6 October 1948 at Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Northam [P141]
For the first six months of their marriage they resided with Stan's father at Yarramony near Northam [P141]
They then resided at Bejoording near Toodyay where they share-farmed with Tom COUSINS for five years [P141]
Resided on their own property at Dewars Pool near Toodyay from 1964 to 1967 [P141]
In 1967 they sold their farm at Dewars Pool and shifted to the Perth suburb of Mount Yokine (later known as just Yokine) [P141]
Sold their house in Mount Yokine and moved to the Perth suburb of Dianella in 1972 [P141]
In 1977 shifted to Northam, where they lived until 1981 when they moved to 2795 Seattle Road in Mahogany Creek [P141]
Very interested in knitting, crochet, crafts, patchwork, her garden and crosswords [P141]
She was over the age of 70 when she got her first computer to help put together her family history [P141]
Large contributor to the Carnamah Historical Society's Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs [P1]
Mother of Elizabeth, Valerie and Jennifer [P141]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Dorothy Mabel Greenwood / Lobb' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from [reference list]

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