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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Gladys" Irene Gladys BASTIAN / MCKENZIE-MCHARG

Born 1912 [15]
Daughter of "Archie" Archibald BASTIAN and Myria Rogers BLIGHT [P112]
Resided with her parents on The Oaks Farm in Three Springs 1912-1932 [P259]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Show in a dress of white satin on 30 September 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Ball in Arrino on 3 April 1930 in a dress of white satin and silver lace with flower to tone [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of lemon georgette [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Annual Ball of the TS Show in 1930 in green crepe de chine with coffee coloured lace and uneven hem line [4: 11-Oct-1930]
On Thursday 28 July 1932 attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall in a gown of pink satin [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of lemon satin [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of pink georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Show on 22 September 1932 in frock of pink satin [5: 7-Oct-1932]
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]
Nurse at the Morawa Hospital in Morawa from November 1932 to November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Returned to nursing duties at the hospital in Morawa on Monday 14 June 1933, after a holiday in Three Springs [5: 25-Aug-1933]
On Thursday 21 September 1933 attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on 12 October 1933 in a dress of brown spotted crepe de chine [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Travelled to Three Springs for a few days, arriving on 21 October 1933 before returning to Mullewa on 25 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Her 21st birthday was celebrated with a birthday dinner at her parents home in Three Springs on Sunday 22 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Those present at her 21st birthday were her parents; her sisters Edna, Joyce, Connie, Mabel, Myra and Patsie; her brother Kevin; [5]
     Martha, Agnes and Molly HUNTER; Edward & Emily HUNT; Mrs Minnie WATSON; Harry & Florence BARNETT; [5]
     Peggy BARNETT, Rae WALLACE; Artie MORTIMER; John HODGKISS; Robert JAMES, Ken PETTIT, John BARNETT [5]
     Also present was Hugh MCKENZIE-MCHARG, bank clerk at the National Bank in Three Springs (who she married later that year) [5]
In November 1933, after twelve months at the Morawa Hospital, received notice of her appointment to the Perth Hospital [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Spent a short holiday with her parents in Three Springs before proceeding to Perth to take up duties at the Perth Hospital [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Returned to Three Springs on Saturday 28 April 1934 and resided with her parents from then until her marriage [5: 4-May-1934]
Tendered a social evening in Three Springs by 150 of her friends prior to her marriage on Thursday 24 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
As an adult converted to Catholicism and was baptised on 5 June 1934 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [91]
Married Hugh Francis MCKENZIE-MCHARG at Saint Paul's Church in Three Springs on Tuesday 5 June 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
     Wore a dress of ivory satin with trail and a veil of of tulle with a coronet of orange blossom and carried a bouquet of cream roses [5]
     Her sisters Joyce and Connie were her bridesmaids, her sister Pat was the train bearer and her brother Kevin was groomsman [5]
     Following their wedding a reception was held at the Commercial Hotel and then a public dance at the Three Sprinhs Hall [5]
Resided with her husband and children in Koorda, Bridgetown, Geraldton and then Carnamah [P259]
During September 1935 herself, her husband and their son spent a holiday in Three Springs staying with her parents [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     At the conclusion of their holiday they left Three Springs and returned to Koorda on Wednesday 9 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Resided with her family in Carnamah from 1946 to 1950 [P259]
     Member of Carnamah's branch of the C.W.A. 1947-1949 [115]
     Member of Carnamah's golf, tennis and badminton clubs [P259]
     Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association [P259]
     Along with her husband and children was publicly farewelled at a function at the Carnamah Hall on 22 June 1950 [5: 29-Jun-1950]
     Left Carnamah on 24 or 25 June 1950 and shifted with her family to Kojonup WA [5: 29-Jun-1950]
Later returned with her husband to his father's farm in Walwa, Victoria Australia [P259]
Ten years later they left Walwa and moved to New South Wales, Australia [P259]
Mother of Malcolm, Joyce, Myra, John, Peter and Pauline [P259]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 23 February 1934:
"The engagement has been announced of Miss Gladys Bastian, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bastian of Three Springs, and Mr. McHarg of Koorda. Mr McHarg is well known to everyone in the district having held the position of teller of the National Bank of Australasia at Three Springs for two years until he was transferred to Koorda three months ago."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Irene Gladys Bastian / McKenzie-McHarg' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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