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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Irene Ellen DEE / LONG

Born 7 August 1898 in Mingenew, Western Australia [P17]
Daughter of Thomas DEE and Louisa Jane LONG [15]
Grand-daughter of William LONG and Sarah GREEN who were the first non-indigenous settlers in Coorow in 1862 [P17]
Prior to her marriage she had worked for Samuel B. RUDDUCK on Koobabbie Farm in Coorow [P17]
Married "Ernie" Ernest Alfred LONG in Perth on 11 July 1917 [168]
Resided with husband on Jun Jun Farm and later Lonsdale Farm in Coorow 1918-1967 [P17]
     She worked for many years helping on the farm, even shearing sheep with hand clippers [79: 23-Aug-1973]
Supplied the music at the Dance in aid of the local Christmas Tree at the school house in Coorow on 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
She was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Exhibited in every one of the Coorow-Waddy District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows which ran from 1932 to 1967 [79: 23-Aug-1973]
     She enjoyed the activity around preparing exhibits and won prizes for almost every item she exhibited one year or another [79]
     Exhibited items from homemade soap to preserved lemon peel and also later exhibited in the Carnamah Agricultural Show [79]
Won 2nd prize for Carnations in the Flower section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
At the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 she was awarded 2nd prize for Crochet Edged Supper Cloth [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Resided at 31 Station Street in the Coorow townsite 1967-1992 [P17]
Mother of Vera and Doris [14]
Passed away at the age of 93 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1]
Died 28 July 1992 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row S, Plot 4) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Irene Ellen Dee / Long' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/irene-ellen-dee [sources]




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