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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edna May STEELE / ROWLAND

Born 1901 in Cottesloe, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of John STEELE and Elizabeth RUSSELL [15]
In 1925 she was living with her parents on Eleanor Street in Geraldton [50]
Married "Rupe" Rupert William Johnson ROWLAND in 1928 [66]
Resided with her husband on Glenrock Farm in Carnamah from 1928 until the early 1940s [19]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of crepe de chine [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of blue crepe-de-chine [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball held at the Carnamah town hall on 6 August 1932 [5: 19-Aug-1932]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-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]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 7-Jun-1935, 8-May-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 wearing a dress of biscuit georgette [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Sold one steer for £3/17/6 and five steers at £2/2/6 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 13 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
After a holiday in Perth herself, her husband and their children returned to Carnamah on Saturday 14 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Within the next few weeks they spent another enjoyable holiday in Geraldton, Dongara and Irwin [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Sold eight head of cattle through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 18 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
     The cattle comprised two bullocks at £10/10/-, two cows at £8/10/- and four heifers at £5/3/9 per head (a total of £58/16/-) [5]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 in "Margaret Rose pink blistered crepe" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Herself and her husband were among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of South Perth [2]
Mother of Helen and Graeme [142]
Died 28 December 1990; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edna May Steele / Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edna-may-steele [sources]




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