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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Glad" Gladys Esther DONOVAN / POTTER

Born 24 February 1911 in Perth, Western Australia [P243]
Arrived in Carnamah in 1933 and worked as a Housekeeper for Richard and Mary BATTY [P243]
Married "Chris" Cecil Redvers POTTER at 4 p.m. on Saturday 27 January 1934 at Saint Paul's Church in West Perth [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Dressmaker and Hairdresser - worked in Mrs KENNY's Newsagency and later in Stan Ashdown's Newsagency in Carnamah [P243]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 wearing white lace and georgette [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Wore figured marquisette to the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Herself and her daughter motored from Carnamah to Perth with the PERRY family on Thursday 4 February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1937-38 [89]
Member of the Carnamah Social Badminton Club in 1939 [0: image 03884]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park during part of the Second World War when her husband was in the Army [0: image 02924]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club 1944-1952 [0: images 04262, 04334 & 04635]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was Secretary in 1946 and Vice President in 1947 [0: image 04454]
Member of Carnamah's R.S.L. Women's Auxiliary - was Secretary 1947-1955 [0: image 04506] [4: 18-Dec-1954]
Steward of the Fancywork section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1949 [13]
Resided with her husband and children in Niven Crescent, Carnamah [P243]
Dressmaker in Carnamah from 1953 to 1956 [60]
Telephone number Carnamah-65 from 1953 to 1962 and then number Carnamah-518 from 1967 onwards [60]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1954 [0: image 04734]
Won the trophy for gaining the most points in the Cookery section of the 1954 Carnamah Show [0: image 04751]
Judged the Needlework and Woolwork sections at the Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society's 1956 show [4: 21-Sep-1956]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1957-1958 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Anglican Church Guild [P243]
Founding Member and Inaugural Treasurer of the Carnamah Bowling Club [P243] [7: page 206]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Mother of John and Esther [P243]
Died 21 June 1976; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5A, Ground Niche, 81) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gladys Esther Donovan / Potter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/gladys-esther-donovan [sources]




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