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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Glad" Gladys May ROWLAND / BOWRAN

Born 14 March 1909 in Yardarino, Western Australia [P13]
Daughter of Clarence Augustus ROWLAND and Amy SLOPER [P203]
Resided with her parents at Yardarino in the Irwin district 1909-1921 [P13]
She was baptised by Methodist Minister Horace FAULL of Dongara at the Yardarino Church on 18 April 1909 [84]
Educated at the Irwin State School which was situated on the bank of the Irwin River and not far from Irwin House [P13]
Shifted from Yardarino to Carnamah with her parents and siblings in 1921 [P13]
Resided with parents on Hillview Farm in Carnamah 1921-1928 [P203]
Employee at Charlie and Maggie KROSCHEL's The Don Tearooms at 10 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P203]
Won the Single Ladies Running Race at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah on Thursday 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as "Good Luck" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Won Ladies Hack in the ring events and came 2nd in the Ladies Running Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Married local farmer "Bob" Robert BOWRAN on 18 September 1928 on Hillview Farm in Carnamah [P203]
Resided with her husband and later children at Yaruna Farm on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road in Carnamah 1928-1956 [P203]
Their marriage was celebrated with a Kitchen Tea & Dance in Carnamah on Saturday 6 October 1928 [4: 6-Oct-1928] [39: 10-Oct-1928]
Came 2nd in the Lady's Hack in the Ring Events portion of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 in a rose georgette dress [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Won the Married Ladies Race at the Sports Day and Picnic held at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Her horse Betty ran in the Carnamah Races in March 1932 and came third in the Maiden Local Hack Race [4: 12-Mar-1932]
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]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 12-Oct-1934] [56]
Won the Married Ladies Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting held in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Sent in apologies for his absence at the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN in Winchester on 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1943 [0: image 04247]
Shifted to Perth in 1956, and resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kensington[2] [P203]
Mother of Richard, Joy, Robert, George, Tom, Pam and Audrey [P210]
Died 4 March 2001; ashes interred Dongara Cemetery, Dongara WA [P203]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gladys May Rowland / Bowran' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 July 2024 from [reference list]

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