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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Evelyn RIDLEY / SALES

Born 1905 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Amed George RIDLEY and Elizabeth Emma KEMPTON [15]
Resided with her parents on Oxford Dale Farm in Coomberdale [61]
When the general store in Waddy Forest temporarily closed in early 1931 she ran the telephone exchange within [86: 14-Feb-1931]
Shop Assistant and Postmistress in Waddy Forest 1932-1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936] [19]
She ran the general store and telephone exchange in Waddy Forest with assistance from Miss Joan MACDONALD [P84]
Resided in the teacher's quarters with her sister Charlotte, who was the teacher of the Waddy Forest State School [P84]
Won 1st prize for Hand Worked Doyleys at the first annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of floral ninon [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1933 and 1935 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 3-May-1935]
In a dress of sea green georgette attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Won 2nd prize for an Embroidered Apron in the Fancy Work section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 20-Oct-1933, 19-Oct-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
Conducted the Novelty & Sweets stall at the Church of England Bazaar held in Coorow on 18 November 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Won 1st prize for the Best Lady Rider in the Ring Events at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5]
     Also exhibited Fancy Work, winning 2nd prizes for a Cushion and Embroidered Handkerchiefs [5: 7-Sep-1934]
She was absent from Waddy Forest on a three week vacation in April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Won 1st prize for Embroidered Doyleys and 2nd for Cushion at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13 & 27-Sep-1935]
Two weeks later won 1st for Hand-worked Doyleys and 2nd for Worked Cushion Cover at the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5]
During October 1935 her brother police constable Alfred G. RIDLEY and his wife, of York, visited Waddy Forest [5: 4-Oct-1935]
     Her brother and sister-in-law, who were then of Geraldton, spent another holiday in Waddy Forest during August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
After a very enjoyable holiday in Perth she resumed her duties on the Waddy Telephone Exchange in mid April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Opening Day of the Coorow Golf Club for the 1936 season on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
     Following the first official hit for the season she raced with other ladies to retrieve the ball, and was the successful one to find it[5]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 24-Jul-1936, 25-Jun-1937]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Parkin Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Attended the Coorow Tennis Club's Back to Childhood Ball at the Coorow Hall on 22 August 1936 wearing a party frock [5: 28-Aug-1936]
She was one of the prominent prize winners in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5]
     Received 1st prizes for Embroidered Doyleys, Best Worked Undergarment and for Table Centre worked in colours [5]
     Awarded both 1st prize and 2nd for Embroidered Apron, and attended the Show Ball dressed in red silk organdie [5: 4 & 11-Sep-1936]
Won 1st prize for Table Centre and both 1st and 2nd for Embroidered Apron at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Received 1st prizes for Table Centre and Collection of Fancy Work at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Spent a few days in Perth during later September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-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]
Travelled to Geraldton in late December 1936 where she spent her Christmas holidays [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
In April 1937 she spent a holiday with her parents in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [5: 23 & 30-Apr-1937]
Played Alphonse Pettipwah in the play "The Wrong Flat" at the Waddy Forest Toc H's Social in Coorow on 24 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Exhibited in the Fancy Work and Amateur Photography sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Won 1st prizes for Toilet Set, Embroidered Apron and Best Worked Undergarment, and 2nd for Table Centre worked in colour [5]
     In the Amateur Photography section she was awarded 1st prize for Landscape [5]
Married "Vic" Victor Richard SALES, who had previously worked in Waddy Forest as a farmhand, in Perth in 1938 [66] [P84]
Resided with her husband in Brunswick Junction [2]
Died 5 July 1960; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, O, 184) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Evelyn Ridley / Sales' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/evelyn-ridley [sources]




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