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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Dorothy Margaret BAKER / I'ANSON

Born 4 April 1926 in Rainbow, Victoria, Australia [25]
Daughter of Clarence Oswald BAKER and Margaret LAMPARD [P129]
Resided with her parents on a 400 acre farm in Weerup near Rainbow in Victoria, Australia 1926-1929 [P129]
Along with her parents and brothers Max and Phil left Victoria in early 1929 and shifted to Winchester, Western Australia [P129]
Resided with parents on her father's farm in Winchester 1929-1933 [P129]
Student at the Winchester State School from 1 August 1932 to 20 December 1933[25]
Travelled from the farm to school in Winchester with her brothers with a horse and gig [P129]
Resided with her parents on Cornelius SHEAHAN's farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah 1933-1938 [P129]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1934-1938 [5: 5-Oct-1934] [P129]
Her brother Phil dinkied her on his bike from the farm in Carnamah to the Carnamah State Schol each day [P129]
Came 2nd in the 9-10 years Girls Running Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday in 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
     Came 2nd in the 9 years Girls Running Race, the 8-9 years Egg & Spoon Race, and the 9 & 10 Girls Skipping Race [5]
     Came 3rd in the 9-10 years Girls Skipping Race, and with Jean MCSWAIN won the 9, 10 & 11 Years Girls Siamese Race [5]
Won a 2nd prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Came 2nd in the 10 Years Girls Running Race at the Inter-School Sports held in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     Won the 11 Years Girls Running Race and with Nancy MCSWAIN won the 9 to 11 Years Girls Three Legged Race [5: 14-May-1937]
Along with her parents and brothers left Carnamah in January 1939 and shifted to Portland in Victoria, Australia [P129]
Completed her schooling in Portland, after which she worked for the I'ANSON family who were milk vendors [P129]
Married Gordon I'ANSON and resided with him on a farm just outside of Melbourne[P129]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Dorothy Margaret Baker / I'Anson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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