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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eliza Annie BARKER / AUNGER

Born 23 March 1889 in Tickera, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Thomas BARKER and Grace MCKENZIE [55]
Married "Moray" Maurice Simon Boucaut AUNGER on 16 March 1910 in Wallaroo, South Australia [55]
Their first child, a daughter named Nellie, was born on 6 August 1910 and died aged nine weeks on 19 October 1910 [55]
Shifted from Wallaroo to Carnamah in Western Australia with her husband, son George and nephew Tom C.1928 [0: image 02995]
Initially resided with her husband, son and nephew on Mrs Florence G. FRANCIS' farm in Carnamah [P91]
Resided on her husband's Oakover Farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah 1932 onwards [3] [P46]
Attended the "Gimlets" Annual Picnic on Sunday 18 September 1932 on Richard BATTY's farm in Carnamah [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Provided afternoon tea for the tennis match between the Gimlet Hill and Inering tennis clubs on 25 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
On 8 October 1932 hosted dance and bridge party at their home in East Carnamah to raise money for the Cancer Appel [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Along with her husband and Tom and Ruby PERRY travelled to South Australia for a holiday in January 1933 [5: 26-Jan-1934]
Departed South Australia on the Katoomba and arrived back in Western Australia on Monday 12 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
She and her husband motored from Carnamah to Perth on Sunday 9 February 1936[5: 14-Feb-1936]
They returned to Carnamah on Sunday 16 February 1936 accompanied by her nephew Maxwell J. BARKER [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
She and her husband travelled to Perth in early October 1936 to attend the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to South Australia by truck with a group of other erstwhile South Australians in December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
After arriving in time for Christmas and staying on for a holiday the group arrived back in Carnamah on 15 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
At an unknown date retired from the farm with her husband to his house at 12 Robertson Street in the Carnamah townsite [P4]
She and her husband regularly had meals at Wells & Wells Pyramid Tearooms at 10 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P22]
One day while having a meal at Wells & Wells she collapsed from a heart attack and died [P22]
Mother of "George" Cyril George AUNGER and raised her nephew "Tom" Thomas James BARKER [P156]
Died 24 August 1949 in Carnamah; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row E, Plot 5) [1]
"Tom" Philip L. MORCOMBE of Coorow officiated at her funeral, which was undertaken by Hugh H. KNIGHT of Three Springs [1]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 1 September 1949:
The Late Mrs. Aunger
"The death occurred very suddenly on Wednesday evening last, of Mrs. M. S. Aunger who for some time past has been in ill-health. Mrs. Aunger came to Western Australia with her husband and son from Wallaroo South Australia, some 21 years ago and settled in this district. Mrs. Aunger was well known and highly respected throughout this district, and sympathy is extended to Mr. Aunger and family in their great loss. The funeral took place in the Protestant portion of the Winchester cemetery on Thursday afternoon, August 25 at 3 p.m. Mr. Tom Morcombe officiating. The chief mourners were Mr. Aunger (husband), Mr. and Mrs. G. Aunger (son and daughter-in-law), and Mr. and Mrs. T. Barker. The pall bearers were: Messrs. R. Camac, Ron Waters, P. Millard, J. Gilmour, K. Bussenchutt and D. Camac."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eliza Annie Barker / Aunger' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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