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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Emma Theresa TURNER

Born 18 March 1906 in Arrino, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of William James TURNER and Emma Theresa WEBLEY [P2]
Resided with her parents on Victoria Farm in Arrino [19]
Conducted the Arrino Post Office within the General Store in Arrino when it was owned by John K. A. ALLAN [P2]
As part of the Post Office she also ran the Arrino Telephone Exchange and helped at times in the General Store [144]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 4 April 1929 in a apricot silk over dress with ribbon to tone [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Ball on 3 April 1930 in midnight blue georgette with diamante trimming and posy to tone [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of ruby silk lace and georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of pale pink figured satin [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Attended the Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a dress of pink brocaded satin [5: 29-Sep-1933]
After visiting Perth for Easter herself, her brother Bill and sisters Mary and Annie returned to Arrino on 8 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Member of the committee that organised the very successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Resided in Arrino until enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 May 1942 [16]
Aircraftwoman 99644 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 Embarkation Depot in Geraldton during the Second World War [16] [P2]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 April 1943 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Glendalough [2]
Died 10 August 1998; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Lawn 2, N021) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Emma Theresa Turner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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