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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Gar" Gladys Rose HAIG / BIERMANN

Born 1905 in Boulder, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of John Maurice HAIG and Ada Rose TURNER [15]
Legal Secretary in Adelaide, South Australia until leaving to join her parents in Winchester, Western Australia in 1928 [P268]
Resided with her parents and siblings on Kirkar Vale Farm in Winchester in 1928 and early 1929 [P26]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding and reception in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Returned to Winchester on 17 October 1928 after spending a fortnight with Mr & Mrs C. BIERMANN in Mount Lawley [4: 27-Oct-1928]
Married Arnold Carl Adolph BIERMANN on 6 February 1929 at Saint John's Church in West Perth [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     Wore an ankle length Early Victorian frock of ivory satin with transparent hem, through which showed a slip of palest blue [4]
     The bodice of the frock was finished with rhinestones, and a full length embroidered tulle veil [4: 16-Feb-1929]
     Her bridesmaid at their wedding was Arnold's sister Miss Doris BIERMANN; her bouquet was of white roses and blue orchids [4]
Foundation Secretary of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild in 1929 [105]
Arrived back in Carnamah on 6 April 1929 after receiving medical attention in Perth for "very indifferent health" [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball on 20 April 1929 in a dress of coffee lace over pale blue crepe de chine [4: 27-Apr-1929]
On Saturday 11 May 1929 attended the surprise party tendered to Mrs Ida B. CROSSING at Ida's home in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball at the town hall on Saturday 18 May 1929 in a dress of navy velvet [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 8 August 1929 in maize lace over old gold crepe de chine [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the farewell to Mrs Ida CROSSING at the home of Mrs BADRICK in Carnamah on 10 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Card Evening held at the home of Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 12 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Returned to Carnamah on the weekend of the 12-13 October 1929 after spending an enjoyable week in Perth [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Building Fund Ball in Carnamah on 24 May 1930 in navy velvet [4: 31-May-1930]
Herself and her husband were invited to Kelva BADRICK's baptism reception in Carnamah on 28 September 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Along with her husband and sister Edna travelled to Perth in December 1930 for the Christmas holidays [4: 20-Dec-1930]
Underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Carnamah Private Hospital in June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on Saturday 2 September 1933 in a dress of rose pink georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Consolation Winner of the Bridge Party held at Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on 16 November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1934 and 1936 [5: 11-May-1934, 26-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1934-1939 [4: 29-Dec-1934] [5: 11-Oct-1935, 4-Jun-1937] [489]
     Played Marjorie Pilchard in "Pearly Pearls" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 3rd Concert on Thursday 26 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
     Admirably played the part of Lady's Maid in "Meet the Family" at the Club's Concert on Friday 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
     She did the majority of the make-up for the Carnamah Repertory Club's plays and productions [7: page 229]
     In 1937 she held the official position of "Make-up Lady" and "did good work of making up the artists" [5: 7-May-1937, 27-Aug-1937]
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]
Along with Fielda SOMERS judged the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
The North Midland Times newspaper reported she was ill and confined to bed for over a week in March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935, 5-Apr-1935]
     She was admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital for treatment, and in early May was "progressing favourably" [5: 3-May-1935]
     Returned home however suffered a relapse in June 1935 necessitating her return to the Carnamah Private Hospital [5: 21-Jun-1935]
After spending two weeks in Perth herself, her husband and their children returned to Carnamah on 4 January 1936 [5: 10-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
A tree next to their home in Carnamah was shattered by lightning during a storm on Monday afternoon 23 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in brown figured marocain [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5: 4 & 11-Sep-1936]
     Returned to Carnamah by car as a passenger with James K. FORRESTER and Charles ROBERTSON on 7 September 1936 [5]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in black windswept crepe [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member and Secretary of the Ladies Committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 7 & 28-May-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was Treasurer in 1940 [0: image 03078]
Member of the Carnamah Air Observation Crops in 1942 [0: image 02974]
Obtained a Diploma in Accountancy [P268]
     Office Employee of the Carnamah District Road Board 1942-1953 [4: 29-Mar-1957]
     Assistant Secretary of the Carnamah District Road Board 1953-1957 [4: 29-Mar-1957]
Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1943 [0: image 04247]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1944 and 1945 [0: images 04262 & 04336]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League Women's Auxiliary [4: 29-Mar-1957]
Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1945-1947 [58]
In mid January 1950 left Carnamah by train on the start of a one month holiday to visit her sister in Melbourne [4: 21-Jan-1950]
On 20 November 1952 was presented with a gift for her untiring services in the Carnamah Road Board Office [0: image 04692]
On Saturday 6 February 1954 herself and her husband quietly celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home [4: 13-Feb-1954]
     Their son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs H. MORRIS visited them over the weekend of their 25th anniversary [4: 13-Feb-1954]
Along with her husband visited their daughter and son-in-law at Applecross WA over a weekend in December 1954 [0: image 04778]
Resigned from her position of Assistant Road Board Secretary around February 1957 [4: 15-Mar-1957]
Prior to leaving Carnamah was with her husband the guest of honour at a dinner and valedictory social [4: 29-Mar-1957]
     The dinner was tendered by the Carnamah District Road Board in appreciation of their services to the board [4: 29-Mar-1957]
     The public valedictory social was attended nearly 400 local residents from Carnamah, Coorow and Waddy Forest [4: 29-Mar-1957]
Along with her husband left Carnamah on 14 March 1957 and made their way to their new home in Albany WA [4: 15-Mar-1957]
They ran the Weld Hotel in Albany in conjunction with their son-in-law and daughter [4: 15-Mar-1957]
Later resided in Carnarvon and then in Perth [P268]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kingsley [2]
Mother of "Bill" Arnold and Helen [P268]
Died 20 March 1994; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, AL, 17) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gladys Rose Haig / Biermann' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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