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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Evelyn Annie BINGHAM / HAMS

Born 3 August 1915 in Subiaco, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of Fred BINGHAM and Lilian Sarah REYNOLDS [P84]
Resided with her parents in Coorow, where her father was a Railway Fettler and later Storekeeper [19]
Student at the Coorow State School from a room of Coorow House or "Old House" on Victoria Location 385 in 1920 [9: 11-Jun-1920] [215]
Participated and was presented with prizes for reading and spelling at the Coorow State School Concert on 3 June 1920 [9: 11-Jun-1920]
Student at the Coorow State School held at a makeshift hessian and iron room near the railway station in Coorow in 1921 [215]
Played the mandolin at the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1932 [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball in Carnamah in a gown of rose pink georgette [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Supplier of music at the Carnamah Basketball Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 July 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Assisted with the supplying of music at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Played the mandolin at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of marina blue silk velvet [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as a "Senorita" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
     She was part of the Best Dressed Set as "Spaniards" with nine others from Coorow dressed as Senoritas, Toreadors and Bulls [5]
Received notification in early December 1935 to commence her nursing training at the Perth Hospital the next week [5: 6-Dec-1935]
Her sister Ivy hosted a dinner party at Hotel Imperial in Perth for her 21st birthday in August 1936 [81: 16-Aug-1936]
Spent a holiday with her parents in Coorow during November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
     Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
     Returned to Perth and resumed her duties at the Perth Hospital in late November 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Resided in Coorow until enlisting in the Australian Army on 5 March 1942 [16]
     Lieutenant WX21988 in the Australian Army's Australian Army Nursing Service during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 13 August 1945 [16]
Married Arthur Herbert HAMS in Perth in 1945 [66]
Died 28 October 2007 at Vaucluse Gardens Lodge in South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia [289]

From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 8 August 1915:
"BINGHAM. – On August 3, at Nurse Lloyd’s Private Hospital, Coolgardie Street, to Mr and Mrs Fred Bingham, of Coorow – a daughter. Mother and child well. English papers please copy."

From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 21 February 1945:
Marriage - HAMS – BINGHAM
"On February 2, 1945, at St Mary’s Church, Colin Street, West Perth, by Padre Burt, Evelyn (AANS), younger daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Bingham, of Coorow, to Arthur (RAAF), second son of Mr and Mrs H.W. Hams, of Katanning."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Evelyn Annie Bingham / Hams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 February 2024 from [reference list]

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