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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Betty" Elizabeth Mary READ

Born C.1913 [2]
Daughter of John READ and Grace Emily SHEARS [P66]
Along with her parents and siblings departed London, England on the steamship Esperance Bay on 5 December 1922 [P66]
After a voyage of a month they arrived on the Esperance Bay in Fremantle, Western Australiaon 5 January 1923 [70]
Resided with her parents on Tokyngton Farm in Coorow 1923- [P66]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended the evening in honour of Mr & Mrs BIRMINGHAM of Perth at the home of Harry EDWARDS on 27 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
During mid February 1937 she was absent from Coorow on account of spending a holiday in Perth [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Won 2nd for Best Worked Undergarment in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Steward of the Cookery section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Shows for many years [P4]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe [2]
Died 30 May 2008; privately cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth; ashes scattered on Tokyngton Farm in Coorow [P253]
A Memorial Service was held at Saint Matthew's Anglican Church in the Perth suburb of Guildford on Thursday 19 June 2008 [P253]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elizabeth Mary Read' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/elizabeth-mary-read [reference list]




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