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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Nora" Honora Mary THOMAS / BURGE

Born 12 March 1903 in Moonyoonooka, Western Australia [15] [P40]
Daughter of Charles Frederick THOMAS and Winifred BROWNRIGG [P40]
Resided with her parents on Kadathinni Farm in Three Springs [P40]
Educated at the Three Springs State School until the end of 1916 and then at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [98]
She and her sister Amy came 3rd in the Girls' Three-Legged Race at the first ever 'Three Springs Day' held in 1912 [86: 17-Sep-1912]
Won the Girls Skipping competition at the annual "Three Springs Day" held on Monday 16 September 1915 [10: 24-Sep-1915]
Herself and her sister Alma sang "Friendship" at the Convent School's Annual Concert held in TS on 20 November 1918 [10: 29-Nov-1918]
Appointed the Godmother of her nephew Arthur W. HUNT at his baptism in Three Springs on 1 December 1920 [91]
Member of the Three Springs Roman Catholic Church Committee in 1925 [124]
Won a prize for her costume at the Carnamah Girls Club's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 21 August 1926 [39: 7-Sep-1926]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 20-Sep-1928]
     Won the Ladies Motor Car Driving at the Show and exhibited in the Artwork section, winning 1st prize for an Oil Painting [4]
Foundation Secretary of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association in 1929 [206]
Proved a good mechanic and got blackened in assisting repair her father's car on their return from Geraldton in Feb 1929 [4: 9-Feb-1929]
After a holiday in Perth herself and her sister Rene returned to Three Springs on Monday 18 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Following the Arrino Race Club's race meeting attended the evening Ball in the Arrino Hall on Thursday 4 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as "Dame Fashion" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Organiser of the Grand Centenary Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Hall in Three Springs on 5 September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
In mid November 1929 she spent a holiday in Miling, staying with her sister Mrs Winifred M. THOMAS [4: 23-Nov-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Ball on 25 September 1930 in a dress of green silk lace [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of green satin [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Exhibited in the Art section of the Fifth Annual Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
     Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Portrait oil painting, 1st for Animal Study oil painting and 2nd for Landscape oil painting [5]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Married Edward James BURGE on 1 June 1933 in Perth [P40]
Resided with her husband in Carter Street, Three Springs [19]
Hosted of a House Party including bridge and euchre at the Convent in Three Springs on Monday evening 21 May 1934 [5]
     About 35 people attended the House Party, which helped raised money for the Church Building Fund [5: 25-May-1934]
Member of the committee that organised the very successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Resided in Three Springs until at least 1975 [19]
She and her husband left Three Springs and shifted to the Little Sisters of the Poor in the Perth suburb of Glendalough [2] [P40]
Died 13 December 1978; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Lawn 8, 803) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Honora Mary Thomas / Burge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 10 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/honora-mary-thomas  [ sources ]




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