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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ella Mabel FARQUHAR / CUMMING

Born 1902 in Claremont, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Alexander Willi FARQUHAR and Flora Marie BLACHMANN [15]
Married "Andy" Andrew Smith CUMMING in 1927 [66]
Resided with her husband and later children on the Inering Estate in Carnamah from 1927 until 1938 [6] [19]
From 1930 to 1932 her widowed mother Flora lived with them on the farm in Carnamah [19]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of black georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Monster Ball held in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 in a charming grey velvet coat with black georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing autumn tinted georgette [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Herself and her children travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Thursday 12 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
After spending several months in Perth her son Peter returned to Carnamah with her mother on Saturday 13 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
During June 1936 Miss CUMMING of Perth and Miss N. DEAN of Geelong holidayed with her in Carnamah [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     Her two guests negotiated the rough trip from Perth in a baby Austin car, with a broken petrol pipe as the "only" complication [5]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in black crepe de chene [5: 18-Sep-1936]
She travelled from Perth to Carnamah by train on Monday 14 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Wore floral georgette in deep blue and pink shades with velvet sash to the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [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]
The North Midland Times reported that she had caught the train from Carnamah to Perth on Monday 6 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Along with husband later left Western Australia and shifted to Victoria, Australia [P9]
Mother of Bonnie, Peter and David [P9]
Died 1 January 1989; ashes scattered Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [131]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ella Mabel Farquhar / Cumming' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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