Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Eileen Ruby PERRY / AUNGER

Born 18 July 1915 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Thomas Henry PERRY and Ruby ANDREW [55]
In 1930 shifted with her parents from Paskeville, South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia [P45]
Won the Single Ladies Running Race at the Inering Picnic on Richard BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
Member of the Gimlet Hill Tennis Club in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for George AUNGER in Carnamah on Sunday 2 October 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club from 1932-33 to 1936-37 [5: 18-Mar-1933, 30-Oct-1936]
     She was the Parkinson Tennis Club's "Star Player" in 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
     Winner of the Carnamah Parkinson Tennis Club's Tournament conducted in January 1934 [5: 19-Jan-1934]
     Won the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament held in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 4-Jan-1935]
     During the season won both the Open Championship Ladies Singles and the A Grade Ladies Handicap Singles [5: 5-Jul-1935]
     Awarded her trophies at the Club's Presentation and Card Evening at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 3 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
     Ladies Social Committee Member of the Parkinson Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
On 10 November 1933 the local newspaper reported that she was an inmate of the Geraldton Hospital [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Competed in the North Midland Districts Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 20, 21 and 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     Won the Ladies Singles and later in the tournament herself and Miss STOKES won the Ladies Handicap Doubles [5]
With ticket 99 won a wicker chair in a raffle at the Concert & Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 28 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Runner-up in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Competed in the North Midlands Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 11th, 12th and 13th of April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
     Runner-up Ladies Singles Champion and with "Billee" Adeline M. BREWER was Runner-up Ladies Doubles Champion [5]
     Three of the finals had to be delayed and on their conclusion she was also the Ladies Handicap Singles Champion [5: 8-May-1936]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Annual Social Evening at the Church Hall in Carnamah on Thursday 14 May 1936 [5]
     The evening included presentation, bridge and table tennis, the latter being won by herself and C. George AUNGER [5]
     Received the trophy for winning the Parkinson Tennis Club's Championship Singles for the 1935-36 season [5: 22-May-1936]
To her complete surprise her 21st birthday was celebrated at her parents' home in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5]
     During the evening birthday greetings and the singing of the song "I'm 21 Today" was received via radio from 6KG Kalgoorlie [5]
     In addition to her birthday during the evening herself and George AUNGER received congratulations on their engagement [5]
     Supper was served at 11:30 p.m. and after she cut her cake bearing 21 candles her father presented her with "the key" [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Among those at her 21st birthday were her parents and siblings, Herbert & Edith NINEHAM, Moray & Eliza AUNGER, [5]
     Charlie & Clarissa HUMPHRYS, Jack & Phyllis GILMOUR, Clarrie & Effie MILLARD, Lionel & Maud FERGUSON, [5]
     Norm & Thelma DOIG, Bill & Isabel SARGENT, Len & Ethel WATSON, Mick & Marion CLUNE, Nan DAVISON, [5]
     Valda FERGUSON, Elsie PARKIN, Doris BOOTH, Nellie HELLEWELL, George AUNGER, Joffre HUMPHRYS, [5]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the Reunion of South Australians in Carnamah on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to South Australia by truck with a group of other erstwhile South Australians in late 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
     They departed Carnamah on 16 December 1936 and after travelling overland hoped to be in South Australia by Christmas Day [5]
     Everyone on the truck was from Carnamah or Winchester and the others included her brothers Gordon and Mervyn, [5]
     "Maurice S. B. & Eliza A. AUNGER, C. George AUNGER, "Tony" Edgar H. & Beatrice M. BENTLEY, Ida W. BENTLEY, [5]
     Shirley D. BENTLEY, Mrs I. Gertrude ALLEN, Russell J. BENTLEY, Thomas J. BARKER and Maxwell J. BARKER [5]
     Herself and the rest of the group arrived back in Carnamah on the truck on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Herself and George easily won the Mixed Doubles Championship at the 1937 Easter Tennis Tournament in Carnamah [5: 2 & 23-Apr-1937]
Married "George" Cyril George AUNGER in 1938 [66]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1937-1940 [89]
Entrant in the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund's Queen Competition in 1940 [0: image 03904]
     She entered the competition as the Queen of Inering-Five Gums [0: image 03911]
     At the concluding function of the competition was escorted by her father Mr T. H. PERRY [0: image 03912]
     Through her candidature in the competition raised £50/5/3 for the war effort [0: image 03904]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1941-1945 [0: images 04054, 04316 & 04585]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1947-1949 [89]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1949 [4: 10-Sep-1949]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club 1952-1954 - played for Carnamah Country in 1952 [0: images 04695 & 04778]
Herself and her husband were made Life Members of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1969 [7: page 219]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association and its prize winning choir [7: page 171]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Later resided in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia [39: 9-Dec-2011]
Died 7 December 2011 [39: 9-Dec-2011]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 3 May 1935:
"Miss E. Perry, of Carnamah, who has taken part in numerous tennis tournaments held in the district in the past few years and was successful in winning the ladies' championship singles at Carnamah New Year's day, visited Mingenew for the Club's Easter Tournament. She did well in the competitions, winning the ladies' singles championship and with Miss Stokes, of Arrino won the ladies' doubles handicap. She also reached the semi-finals in the ladies' doubles championships and the mixed doubles handicap."

From The West Australian newspaper, Friday 9 December 2011:
"Deaths - AUNGER (Eileen Ruby): nee Perry. Passed away 7.12.2011. Late of Goulburn, formerly of Carnamah, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of George (dec). Much loved Mum to Janette and Merv and mother-in-law to Jan. Much loved and adored Grandma and Nan."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eileen Ruby Perry / Aunger' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

Use the below form or email

Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.