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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Gertie" Gertrude Maria PILKINGTON / BYNDER

Born 7 July 1913 in Guildford, Western Australia [P303]
Daughter of George PILKINGTON and Bridget CALGARET [P303]
Her mother was of Aboriginal, European and Chinese descent [239: Tree 11C]
Grew up with her parents in Caversham, Beechboro and Toodyay [P303]
Resided with her parents until the age of 17 years when she left with "Ken" Kenneth Reid BYNDER [P303]
They left after their parents wanted them to separate as unbeknown to them at the time they were first cousins [P303]
In the 1930s herself and Ken shifted to Three Springs, and initially resided at the Native Camp on Morawa Road, Three Springs [P303]
Her husband worked locally as a kangaroo shooter, shearer and farmhand [P303]
Married "Ken" Kenneth Reid BYNDER on 20 February 1937 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [P303]
They resided on C. Harold NAIRN's Lakeview Farm on the east side of The Midlands Road in Three Springs 1941-1944 [P303]
Then resided on a farm belonging to Sydney C. GOOCH situated on kilometre out of the Three Springs townsite 1944-1948 [P303]
From 1948 to 1964 lived at various places in Arrino, including the old Arrino schoolhouse [P303]
For a few years her children's cousins Valerie BYNDER and Janice BYNDER lived with them in Arrino [P303]
They left Arrino in 1964 and shifted to Carnamah [P303]
Resided with her husband at Lot 111 Parker Street in the Carnamah townsite 1965-1979 [P303]
Left Carnamah in 1982 [P303]
Resided of late at 40 Boulder Avenue in the Perth suburb of Ascot [P303]
Mother of Doris, Kathleen, Horace, Shirley, Kenneth, Eunice, Bernard, Beryl, Virginia, Lorraine, Michael and Elaine [P303]
Died 31 January 1999 in Perth; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 131) [P303]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gertrude Maria Pilkington / Bynder' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/gertrude-maria-pilkington [sources]




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