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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Hilda POPPLEWELL / CHAPMAN

Born 1906 in Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England [P204]
Daughter of John William POPPLEWELL and Sarah Ann WILKS [5: 10-Jul-1942] [70] [21]
Resided for several years with her grandparents in Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England and attended the local village school [P204]
Along with her mother and nine siblings departed London, England on the steamship Moreton Bay in 1924 [70]
They arrived on the steamship Moreton Bay in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 15 February 1924 [70]
Resided with her parents on a farm in Colac, Victoria, Australia and then on one in Walebing, Western Australia [P204]
Electoral rolls reveal that she and her sister Louie both resided in Carnamah 1930-1932 [19]
Married "Charlie" Charles CHAPMAN on 18 February 1933 at Wesley Church in Perth [P204]
Following her marriage shifted to her husband's farm in Winchester, South Carnamah in June 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Resided with her husband and later daughters on Elouera Farm in Winchester 1933-1952 [P204] [19]
Won 1st prize for a Table Centre and 2nd for Wildflowers at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 received a 1st prize in the Fancy Work section for an Article in Raffia [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Remained on holiday in Perth when her husband returned to their home in Winchester in early February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
She provided the supper at slide nights of local flowers and plants that her husband held at the Winchester Hall [P23]
Her husband served on the Carnamah District Road Board 1948-1961 and on the Carnamah Shire Council 1961-1963 [7: page 112]
She believed her husband spent too much time with Road Board business to the detriment of the farm [P204]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands from 1952 while their daughters attended college and university [P204]
Continued to reside in Nedlands until about 1985 when they sold the house and purchased a smaller one in Graylands [P204]
Resided with her husband in the Perth suburb of Graylands and following his death moved for a short time to Hillcrest [P204]
Spent the last few years of his life living at Braemar Nursing Home in East Fremantle [P204]
Mother of Lila, Christine, Alison and Julie [P204]
Died 20 May 1997; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5C, Memorial Seat, 3) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 10 July 1942:
Obituary - Late J. W. Popplewell
"The death occurred at his home 'Gooderabbie,' Walebing, on June 28th, of Mr. John William Popplewell, at the age of 64 years. The late Mr. Popplewell was born at Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England, and had been farming in the Moora district, in partnership with his sons, for a number of years. They were good farmers and were usually the outstanding exhibitors at the Moora Agricultural Show, a movement to which the late Mr. Popplewell lent his full support. The deceased gentleman, who had not enjoyed the best of health for some time past, is survived by a widow, six sons and five daughters, including Hilda (Mrs. C. Chapman), of Winchester."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hilda Popplewell / Chapman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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