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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Lena" Helena Mena SWEETMAN / GREEN

Born 1894 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of William Benjamin SWEETMAN and Elizabeth PAYNE [15]
Resided with her parents on Donnybrook Farm in Arrino 1904-1920 [9: 14-Nov-1919] [19] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
She was baptised by Methodist Minister A. C. PLANE of Dongara at the age of six weeks on 21 September 1894 [84]
Herself and Miss FERGUSON sang "Red, White & Blue" at the Concert held in Arrino on 11 September 1914 [10: 18-Sep-1914]
Married "Zeb" Zebulun GREEN in Perth in 1920 [66]
Resided with her husband and children on York Grove Farm in Carnamah 1921-1923 [9] [19]
Member of the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party in 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
Sang "Lullaby Land" at the Carnamah Amateur Concert Party's Concert in Carnamah on Thursday 7 September 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
Prior to there being any churches in Carnamah she ran a Sunday School at her home in Carnamah each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. [P25]
Along with her husband conducted a Christmas Tree in Carnamah on 15 December 1922 [9: 5-Jan-1923]
In December 1922 it was remarked "Great praise is due to Mrs Green for her efforts in conducting… Sunday School" [9: 5-Jan-1923]
Along with her husband and children left Carnamah in early 1923, however they had returned by October 1926 [9: 2-Feb-1923] [60]
Over the following years her husband was a farmer, commission agent, contractor and labourer in Carnamah [6] [19] [60]
Resided with her family at 24 Slater Street in the Carnamah townsite, which was then on the corner of Yarra Yarra Road [3] [P92]
Sewing Mistress at the Carnamah State School in 1928, for which she was paid £20[73]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild in 1929 [105]
Herself and her husband travelled to Perth to attend the Perth Royal Show during the first week of October 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Her husband worked away from Carnamah on a carting contract with the Main Roads Board in 1933 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
     During October 1933 herself and her children left Carnamah to join her husband at Mingenew [5: 13-Oct-1933]
     Along with her children left Carnamah on 2 November 1933 and to live with her husband in Geraldton for six months [5: 3-Nov-1933]
     Herself and her husband holidayed in Arrino during January 1935 [5: 11-Jan-1935]
     Later resided with her husband in Dongara before returning to Carnamah after a years absence in mid May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
     Prior to returning to Carnamah she spent a holiday with her sister Mrs Elsie STOKES in Dudawa, East Arrino [5: 18-May-1934]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Remained in Carnamah later in 1935 when her husband worked and lived in Yalgoo[5: 9-Aug-1935]
Along with her children spent a holiday in Arrino in August 1935 [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for Yeast Buns at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Resided in Carnamah until 1938, and then resided with her husband and children in Gunyidi in 1939 [19]
They were living in the Perth suburb of Bickley when her husband enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 November 1941 [16]
Her husband died from injuries on 31 May 1943 and was buried Adelaide River War Cemetery, Northern Territory, Australia [17] [18]
Following her husband's death she was living on Kalamunda Road in the Perth suburb of South Guildford [18]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Rossmoyne [2]
Mother of Geoff, Monica, Rex, Elva, and twins Judith and Rae [17] [84] [279]
Died 15 October 1987; ashes interred Fremantle, Cemetery, Fremantle WA (Main Drive, Ground Niche, S6, 4) [2]

From The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, Friday 14 November 1919:
"The engagement is announced of Helena, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sweetman, "Doonybrook Farm," Arrino, and Zeb Green, third son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Green of Broome Hill. The marriage is expected to take place towards the end of December."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Helena Mena Sweetman / Green' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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