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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hilda Eileen MURRAY / LAWRENCE

Born 1903 in Lancashire, England [21]
Daughter of "Bert" Herbert MURRAY and "Lizzie" Elizabeth Ellen GRUNDY [P162]
Prior to leaving England she had worked as a Shop Assistant [70] [203]
Departed London, England with her mother and brother Fred on the Orsova on 28 April 1923 [203]
They arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the Orsova on 31 May 1923[70]
Following their arrival they joined her father and sister Edna who had already settled on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P162]
Resided with her parents on Highfields Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P162]
She was recommended for the teacher of the proposed Inering State School in 1926 but was ineligible as she wasn't qualified [276]
One of the four organisers of the Masquerade Ball held in Carnamah on Saturday 14 May 1927 [4: 21-May-1927]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of blue georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of blue georgette with silver beads [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the "Gimlets" Annual Picnic on Sunday 18 September 1932 on Richard BATTY's farm in Carnamah [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Foundation Secretary of the Younger Set of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association 1932-1933 [5: 23-Jun-1933, 9-Feb-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
With Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN arranged a Christmas Tree for the Aboriginal children of the Carnamah district in 1933 [4: 6-Jan-1934]
She received a farewell afternoon in recognition of the services she had given to Carnamah on Thursday 8 February 1934 [5]
The afternoon was attended by members of the Younger Set, Country Women's Association and her other friends [5: 9-Feb-1934]
During her farewell she was presented with a thermos flask and a fountain pen from the Carnamah Younger Set [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Saturday 10 February 1933 to undertake twelve months nursing training [5: 9-Feb-1934]
After completing her nursing training she hoped to take up missionary work for which she had already done some study [5]
In 1934 herself and her brother Fred were both studying for missionary work at the Perth Bible Institute in Perth [5: 25-May-1934]
Herself and Fred spent two weeks holiday with their mother at Inering during May 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
In September 1935 herself and her brother Fred spent another holiday in Carnamah[5: 20-Sep-1935]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Edna and Kenneth J. SIVYER in February 1936 in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [5]
As bridesmaid was dressed in blue georgette with sprays of pink flowers and wore a blue picture hat with a touch of pink [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Married Philip Sydney LAWRENCE in Perth in 1942 [66]
In 1950 herself, her mother and her sons were either living or holidaying in Victoria, Australia [226]
They travelled from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Perth, Western Australia by train over four days in late 1950 [226]
On arrival in Perth her brother-in-law Kenneth J. SIVYER was to pick them up if he had finished harvesting in Carnamah [226]
If her brother-in-law hadn't finished harvesting they were to catch the train from Perth to Carnamah, which took one day [226]
Her husband, late of the Perth suburb of Meltham, passed away at the age of 81 years on 3 August 1987 [2]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kensington [2]
Died 23 October 2002; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, YC, 490)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hilda Eileen Murray / Lawrence' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hilda-eileen-murray [reference list]




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