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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 27 June 1912 [84]
Daughter of George BOOTH and Rose Emma BRIDGES [84]
Baptised by William R. LANG of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 25 July 1912 [19] [84]
Resided with her parents in Arrino from 1912 until April 1914 when they shifted to Carnamah [P213]
Educated at the Carnamah State School [97] and then worked in Carnamah as a Shop Assistant [19]
For five years ending March 1936 she worked for John A. KENNY at his newsagency and store in Carnamah [5: 27-Jan-1933, 27-Mar-1936]
Came 2nd in the 4-6 years Girls Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Attended and exhibited at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival held in Carnamah on Thursday 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
     Won 1st prizes for Pads and Drawing in the Children's Section, and with Ruby M. CLARK won 1st prize for Wildflowers [86]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball on 20 April 1929 in a dress of moonlight georgette with bands of coffee lace [4: 27-Apr-1929]
On Saturday 18 May 1929 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball in a dress of pale blue crepe de chine [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 as "Parcel Express Delivery" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
On 19 September 1929 attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Show in a dress of blue georgette on 30 September 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 in a pale blue crepe de chine dress [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Dressed as the "Sunday Times" she attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Show Ball in 1930 in a frock of sea green georgette with lace flouncings and shoulder posy [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Races on 2 October 1930 in a dress of pale blue crepe de chine with gold lace [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of mauve georgette and silver [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of mauve georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
On the evening of Tuesday 27 June 1933 she was thrown a surprise 21st birthday party, organised by Miss Ruby CLARK [5]
Her 21st birthday celebration consisted of games, dances, competitions, a scrumptious supper and several speeches [5: 30-Jun-1933]
In December 1933 was a patient at the Perth Hospital and on 6 December 1933 underwent an operation for appendicitis [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Following the operation she returned Carnamah on Thursday 4 January 1934 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of emerald green silk lace [5: 18-May-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1934 and 1935 [5: 10-Nov-1934, 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in a black silk lace dress with autumn trimmings [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
On 20 October 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball in pale pink crepe satin with green spray [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the surprise 19th birthday party given to Miss Nan DAVISON in Carnamah on 10 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Returned to Carnamah on 24 July 1935 after travelling to Perth to visit her mother, who had just underwent an operation [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Wore a black and gold silk organdie gown to the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Won the Waltzing Competition at the Coorow Football Club's Wind-up Ball at the Coorow Hall on 21 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 in a group dressed as a "Coster Bill" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936 in "black silk, gold run, organdie" [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Decided to seek employment in Perth so terminated her employment of five years in Carnamah with John A. KENNY [5: 27-Mar-1936]
She was tendered a farewell by a number of her friends at her parents home in Carnamah on Thursday evening 26 March 1936 [5]
Left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Friday night 27 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
After living in Perth for five months she left and shifted back to Carnamah on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
In May 1937, by which time she had again left the district, she paid a visit to her parents in Carnamah [5: 28-May-1937, 4-Jun-1937]
Married Hugh William HALLIGAN in Perth in 1939 [66]
Along with her children spent a holiday in Carnamah with her mother in April 1942 [0: image 04087]
In July 1943  she spent another holiday in Carnamah [0: image 04230]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Riverton [2]
Died 19 July 1992; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edna Eileen Booth / Halligan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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