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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1902 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of John James DIXON and Hilda Ellen ANDREW [15]
Shop Assistant in the drapery section of Andrew SMART's general store in Carnamah 1929-1934 [4: 20-Jul-1929] [5: 30-Mar-1934]
She had first come to know Andrew and Annie SMART when they were in business in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Aided the Carnamah Rifle Club in helping to organise and arrange their ball which was held in Carnamah in March 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
One of the costume judges at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in July 1929 [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 in saxe crepe de chine [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended in a dress of mauve georgette the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund Ball on 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah dressed as "Columbine" on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1930 [4: 8-Mar-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild - was Secretary 1930-1933 [105]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 in a eau de nil lirmesta frock [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the evening Ball after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 in a double frilled pale green frock [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of cream georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of ivory georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the social and address on Home Mission work by Rev. A. J. BARCLAY in Carnamah on 10 July 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
On 17 July 1933 attended the American Gift Evening held in Carnamah in aid of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Helped run the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Sunday School in 1933 and 1934[5: 20-Oct-1933, 30-Mar-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 wearing geranium red lace with gored skirt [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Ran the Needlework Stall at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fete and Concert in Carnamah on 2 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the farewell afternoon for Miss Hilda E. MURRAY held in Carnamah on Thursday 8 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
During her time in Carnamah she was a member of the Carnamah Girls Club [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Prior to leaving the district she was given  a pubic farewell evening at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 22 March 1934 [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Approximately 180 people attended her farewell, which included dancing, speeches, presentations and vocal and musical items [5]
At her farewell she received a cheque from the residents of Carnamah, a bronze cake dish from the Carnamah Girls Club, [5]
     a linen tablecloth and serviettes from the Presbyterian Ladies Guild, piece of cut glass from the Carnamah Badminton Club, [5]
     a leather handbag from the Sunday School pupils, and a tennis racquet from the Parkinson Tennis Club [5: 30-Mar-1934]
The Chairman of the Carnamah Road Board remarked "Miss Dixon is always the same whenever one meets her - always bright" [5]
Tendered a Surprise Party at the home of Mr and Mrs Horace MORRISON in Carnamah on Wednesday 28 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Ceased working at Andrew SMART's general store in Carnamah on Thursday 5 April 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Left the Carnamah district over the Easter holidays in 1934 to marry Leslie Arnold PREECE of Buckland Hill [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Married Leslie Arnold PREECE at the Methodist Church in Buckland Hill at 5 p.m. on Saturday 4 May 1934 [5]
     Her bridesmaids at her wedding was her sister Miss DIXON and Leslie's sister, Miss PREECE [5: 18-May-1934]
     Among those who attended their wedding was Rev. John and Mrs Elizabeth BARNES of Carnamah [5]
Resided with her husband at 64 Eric Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [50]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Died 27 September 1986; ashes buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, BA, 646) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gladys May Dixon / Preece' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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