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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ess" Ester Florida NORTHEY / MULLIGAN

Born 21 February 1897 in Perth, Western Australia [P217]
Daughter of John Pearce NORTHEY and Ellen ONEILL [15]
Married "George" Wilfred George MULLIGAN in Perth on 30 April 1921 [P217]
Resided with her husband and later children in Meckering [50]
     Their first child, named Bernard George, was born at their home in Meckering on 5 March 1922 [39: 11-Mar-1922]
     They son Bernard died aged seven weeks in West Perth on 20 April 1922 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery [2] [39; 29-Apr-1922]
Ran the General Store and Post Office in Winchester with her husband 1927-1936[P217]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 2 April 1929 in a dress of peach crepe de chine [4: 27-Apr-1929]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 8 August 1929 in a dress of lemon georgette [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Her mother Mrs Ellen NORTHEY of Inglewood spent a short holiday with her in Winchester in September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held at the Winchester School Hall on 31 August 1929 and 14 September 1929 [4: 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Won second prize for a Collection of Sweet Peas at the Carnamah Show in Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4]
     She was noted as wearing to the Ball: "eau de nil silk lace, skirt dipping at heels, scarlet and russet spray from waist" [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of pink crepe-de-chine [5: 19-Aug-1932]
On Thursday 15 September 1932 attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show in pink georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the social evening tendered to her sister Nell NORTHEY at the Winchester School on Saturday 29 June 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 2 September 1933 in a dress of ivory lace [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35, and on the Committee in 1935-36 [4: 22-Dec-1934] [5: 20-Oct-1933, 30-Aug-1935]
Along with her children spent a holiday in Cottesloe in February 1934 [5: 16-Feb-1934]
Committee Member of the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association in 1934 [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Her mother spent a holiday in Winchester in May 1934, staying with herself and also with her sister Mrs Nell RAFFAN [5: 4-May-1934]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in a floral georgette dress with lace trimmings [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Travelled from Winchester to Perth for a few days holiday by train on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Organiser of a Children's Picnic which was held at the Winchester Railway Siding on Saturday afternoon 31 August 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Attended the Show Ball which followed the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935, wearing a dress of floral voile [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing oyster satin with tomato satin trimmings [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Among those who donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tournaments held over Easter in 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
On 23 April 1936 telephoned the Carnamah Police Station to report a very rough looking man hanging around her premises [88]
     She reported that she was scared of the man and considered that he was up to no good [88]
     Constable Maurice PLUNKETT immediately motored from Carnamah to Winchester to question the man [88]
     It was ascertained that he was hanging about her store as farmers called there and he was hoping to obtain a job with one [88]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Herself and her husband were tendered a Farewell Social at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
     The Social was held to enable the people of Winchester to honour them prior to their departure from Winchester for Carnamah [5]
     Those present spent the evening in dancing, singing, billiards, table tennis, supper, and presented them with a silver cake stand[5]
     The presentation of the silver cake stand was as a token of the esteem in which they were held by the people of Winchester [5]
     Among those at their farewell were her sister and brother-in-law Nell & Gordon RAFFAN, Edna & Harold FOWLER, [5]
     Edith & Jim ADAMS, Nancy & Dick PIKE, Alice PETHICK, Lottie PETHICK, Maud PETHICK, Maud PETHICK, [5]
     Mrs Rita HAIG, Ida BENTLEY, Ralph PETHICK, Gus ATKINSON, Jim ATKINSON, Laurie CHAPPEL, Horace SMITH, [5]
     Frank BRADLEY; and Bess & Howard CHAPPEL who hosted the evening at their home on Marathon Farm in Winchester [5]
In June 1936 herself, her husband and their children left Winchester and shifted to Carnamah [P217]
Resided at 25 Macpherson Street in Carnamah June 1936 to June 1939 [P217]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in parchment crepe de chene [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
She was among those from Carnamah who travelled to Perth in early October 1936 to attend the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Social Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Herself and her children motored from Carnamah to Perth with the PERRY family on Thursday 4 February 1937 [5: 12 & 19-Feb-1937]
     After a fortnight in Perth herself and her younger two children returned to Carnamah on Wednesday evening 17 February 1937 [5]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Dance on 18 April 1937 in marina oyster marocain with cerise interlining and trimming [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Provider of dancing music at the Winchester Tennis Club's Social at the School Hall in Winchester on 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the meeting in Carnamah on 28 April 1937 to organise Coronation Celebrations for the children of Carnamah [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Ladies Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
     Steward of the Educational section at the Society's Annual Show at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 9 September 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 dressed in floral satin [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]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
The North Midland Times reported that herself and her husband motored to Perth on Tuesday 13 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Helped judge the costumes at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Played the organ at the wedding of Albert E. MILES & Mary E. GREENWOOD at Saint Andrew's in Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5]
     Played Gounod's "Ave Maria" during the signing of the register and "Wedding March" as the couple left the Church [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Donated a trophy for the Confectionary section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1938 [13]
Along with her husband and children left Carnamah in June 1939 and moved to a small property in Kenwick [P217]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Leederville [2]
Mother of Bernard, Patricia, Keith and Betty [P217]
Died 5 April 1983; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, DB, 659) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ester Florida Northey / Mulligan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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