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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hetty MARTIN / GETHING

Born 1906 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of policeman Tom MARTIN and Mary Ellen SMITH [20] [21] [39: 30-Nov-1935]
In 1911 she was living with her parents at 29 Toftwood Road in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England [20]
Her father departed London, England on the steamship Scharnhorst and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia in January 1913 [338]
     Just over a year later, on 28 February 1914, she and her mother departed London on the steamship Australind to join her father [203]
     They arrived on the steamship Australind in Fremantle, Western Australia on 16 April 1914 [338]
Married "Homer" Charles William Homer GETHING on Saturday 15 February 1930 at the Baptist Church in Fremantle [120: 20-Feb-1930]
     Resided in Carnamah with her husband and later their daughter Barbara 1930-1935 [4] [5]
     Her husband was a Truck Driver and later also the Superintendent of the Vacuum Oil depot in Carnamah [5: 21-Jul-1933, 7-Jun-1935] [6]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club 1930-1935 [4: 22-Mar-1930] [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Attended and won the ladies prize at the Bridge Party at the home of Mrs Eva NAIRN in Prowaka on 3 September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the welcome to Rev. Albert W. and Mrs Murial A. CURTIS at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 8 September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Won 1st prizes for a Decorated Cake and for a Fancy Work item at the Carnamah Show on Thursday 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the baptism reception for Kelva M. BADRCK at 18 Boojerabba Street, Carnamah on Sunday 28 September 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Came 3rd in the Married Ladies Race at the Sports Day and Picnic held at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
In June 1931 helped raise funds for the Carnamah Anglican Church by hosting a bridge evening at her home [4: 27-Jun-1931]
She holidayed in Perth during February 1932 [12: 11-Feb-1932]
During September 1932 and September 1933 Miss Ruth HARRIS of Perth holidayed with her in Carnamah [5: 16-Sep-1932, 15-Sep-1933]
In later October 1932 her mother, Mrs MARTIN of Fremantle, visited her in Carnamah [5: 28-Oct-1932]
Inaugural Committee Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1933-1935 [5: 13-Apr-1934, 22-Mar-1935, 7-Jun-1935] [72]
Attended the Repertory Club Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 18 May 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
Played Widow Malone in the one act play "The Widow Malone" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Inaugural Concert in 1933 [72]
In early June 1933 held a Card Party at her home in Carnamah which raised £3/14/6 for the local Anglican Church [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Attended the social and address on Home Mission work by Rev. Arthur J. BARCLAY in Carnamah on 10 July 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Attended the Card Party held at the home of Mrs Ettie PARKER in Carnamah during the third week of July 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was Secretary for the second half of 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Helped run the Cake and Refreshment stall at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Committee Member in 1933 and Member in 1935 of the Carnamah Golf Club [5: 28-Jul-1933, 24-May-1935]
Left Carnamah on 24 January 1934 for a holiday in Fremantle & Beaconsfield and returned on 17 February 1934 [5: 26-Jan-1934, 23-Feb-1934]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
During May 1934 a Miss J. MCNEIL of Fremantle spent two weeks holiday staying with her in Carnamah [5: 18-May-1934, 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in a rose pink taffeta dress with puff sleeves [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance at the Carnamah Hall on the evening of Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Supplier of music at the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall in aid of the Institute for the Blind on Saturday 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
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]
Hosted a Bridge Evening at her home on Wednesday 16 October 1934 to raise funds for the Carnamah Anglican Church [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in a dress of rose taffeta and lace [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Herself and her daughter accompanied Ned and Maggie WELLS and family on a holiday to Dongara in late February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
Winner of Bridge at the Bridge, Social & Dance held at the home of Roger and Margaret CLARK on 25 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
She was tendered a Farewell Social at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday afternoon 8 June 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
     The social was in recognition of her services to the Country Women's Association and the Carnamah Repertory Club [5]
     Over 50 of her friends attended the social at the Hall, which was arranged with small tables decorated with flowers [5: 14-Jun-1935]
     She was presented with an electric reading lamp and bouquet of roses from the members of the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. [5]
     After describing her as a prominent actress and a hard worker she was given a Ming brass jardiniere from the Repertory Club [5]
     Both gifts were small tokens of the esteem and appreciation in which she was held by the members of the two groups [5]
     Her daughter "Baby Gething" who also attended her Farewell Social, was presented with a box of chocolates [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Along with her husband and daughter Barbara left Carnamah on Sunday 16 June 1935 and shifted to Albany [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Mother of Barbara [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Died 2 March 1996; buried at the Merredin Pioneer Cemetery in Merredin, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 39) [292]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hetty Martin / Gething' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hetty-martin [reference list]




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