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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hazel Rae WYLIE / BAKER

Born 1920 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE and Rose Clarice PIMM [P142]
Arrived in Carnamah with her parents in 1924 [P135]
Resided with her parents and siblings in a weatherboard house at 17 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite [P135]
     Boojerabba Street was part of the initial Carnamah townsite, and was named after an Aboriginal locality northeast of Carnamah [P1]
     The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name from Boojerabba to Robertson Street in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 15 October 1927 as a "Cowgirl" [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Student the Carnamah State School in the 1920s [P5] and early 1930s[5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won second prizes for writing, crayon drawing and sewing in the educational section of the 1928 Carnamah Show [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball dressed as a Powder Puff[4: 13-Jul-1929]
Won 1st prizes for Girls Handwork, Writing and Needlework at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Received a 1st prize for Needlework at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
In 1933 she was awarded the prize for the most hardworking student in Grade VI  at the Carnamah School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won 1st prizes for Writing, Needlework and a Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Ran the Jumble & Dips Stall at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fete and Concert on Thursday 2 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Attended the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 22 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Won 1st prizes for Writing, Needlework and Cane & Raffia Work at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
The next week won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's 21st birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for a Collection of Doyleys in the Fancywork section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in dull saxe taffeta [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Supper Cloth in the Fancy Work section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in saxe crepe de chine [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 in "green fancy perle de chene with autumn trimmings" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
After leaving school she worked at the Carnamah Post Office [P135]
Telephonist on the Telephone Exchange at the Carnamah Post Office for a number of years [0: image 03066]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [0: image 03805]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Secretary in 1940[141]
Left Carnamah during the year 1940 [0: image 03066]
Married former Carnamah local "Max" Maxwell James Clarence BAKER [P129]
Resided with her husband in the Melbourne suburb of Portland in Victoria, Australia [P129]
In her later years resided in a unit built for her at The Portland Hotel in Portland which was owned by one of her three sons [P129]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hazel Rae Wylie / Baker' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hazel-rae-wylie [sources]




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