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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Emily Louisa PROBERT / HELLEWELL

Born 21 August 1878 [P24] in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England[20]
Daughter of Joseph PROBERT and Eliza LEE [P24]
In 1881 was living with her parents, brother William and sister Florence at 131 Cuckoo Road in Aston, Warwickshire, England [20]
Her father worked in or near Aston as a Railway Porter and later as a General Labourer [20]
She was living with her parents and brother William at 7 Park Terrace in Aston, Warwickshire, England in 1891 [20]
In 1901 she was working as a Laundry Maid at Sir Josiah Masons Orphanage in Erdington, Warwickshire, England [20]
Married "Ted" Edward HELLEWELL on 25 January 1905 in England [P24]
Arrived with her husband and children in Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Australind on 11 May 1911 [P24]
Resided in Moora, Western Australia from 1911 to 1925 [9: 22-May-1925]
     Donated 2/- to Moora's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1919 [9: 2-May-1919]
     A stillborn HELLEWELL child was born in Moora on 16 February 1922 and was buried at the Moora Public Cemetery [116]
     Presided over the Afternoon Tea Stall duringRe the Moora versus Rovers football match in Moora on 2 August 1922 [10: 30-Jun-1922]
     Donated a pair of roosters which sold for 18/6 at the Annual Moora Hospital Ball in Moora on Friday 31 August 1923 [9: 7-Sep-1923]
     On 16 May 1925, along with her three younger children, left Moora and shifted to the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [9: 22-May-1925]
Resided at 27 State Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
     By 1927 had shifted from the Perth suburb of Victoria Park to the suburb of South Perth [9: 6-Aug-1927]
     Her husband, who had remained in Moora, shifted to Carnamah in May 1927 to work as Sanitary & Rubbish Collector [4: 7-May-1927]
     Joined her husband in Carnamah in August 1927 after their house had been erected [4: 6-Aug-1927]
Resided in Carnamah from 1927 to 1944 [6] [P4]
     Initially lived at 24 Boojerabba Street in Carnamah [P99] and later at 2 Caron Street in Carnamah [P4]
     In August 1927 was employed by the Carnamah Road Board to clean their offices and hall for 10/- per month [9: 19-Aug-1927]
Along with her husband oversaw the catering of the supper at the Carnamah Show on Thursday 13 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Herself and her husband were also the caterers for the supper at the Carnamah Show Dance on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 20-Oct-1928]
Hosted at her home Frank BADRICK and Mary WHITE's wedding breakfast on 25 October 1928 [4: 3-Nov-1928]
One of the five organisers of the Anglican Church Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 1 December 1928 [4: 8-Dec-1928]
Helped organise a ball in Carnamah in May 1929, which raised £15/9/3 for the fence to go around the local War Memorial [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Helped organise and attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of black silk and lace [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Foundation Member and Vice President of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1931 [7: page 170]
Executive Committee Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1932 [4: 9-Jul-1932]
Painfully sprained her ankle on Saturday 13 August 1932 however the following week was "progressing favourably" [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Donated a prize for Mrs Maggie KROSCHEL's Card Party in July 1933 which raised funds for the local Anglican Church [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Conducted the Fancywork stall at the Carnamah Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Anglican Church in 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Along with her daughter Nellie spent a holiday in South Perth in January 1934[5: 19-Jan-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
A storm on 20 February 1935 lifted the majority of the roof from their house and blew sheets of its iron across town [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Vestry Committee Member of the South Section of the Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Church Parish in 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Helped run the Afternoon Tea Stall at the Presbyterian Church Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 11 July 1936 dressed in lavender silk [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Mrs Adelaide GOULD of the Eastern States spent a few days staying with her in Carnamah in June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in amethyst marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by car with Carnamah bank clerk William H. MOORE on Friday 15 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
After remaining in Perth for a holiday she returned to Carnamah on Wednesday evening 27 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in brown marocain [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
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]
Motored to Perth with Rev. Alfred J. & Myra TOOMEY of Three Springs on Monday 9 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
     After a fortnight in Perth she returned to Carnamah on Saturday 21 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [489]
President of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1940 [0: image 03915]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
In 1943 represented Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association at an annual meeting of delegates in Perth [0: image 04247]
Resided in Bishopgate Street in the Perth suburb of Carlisle from 1944 to 1946[2] [6] [P24]
Spent a holiday in Carnamah with her son in law and daughter Len and Ethel WATSON in August 1945 [0: image 04354]
Mother of Leslie, Ethel, Herbert and Nellie [P24]
Died 14 September 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Emily Louisa Probert / Hellewell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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