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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"May" Irene May ARMSTRONG / CHAVE

Born 1913 in Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of "Jim" James ARMSTRONG and Gladys Ethel BECK [P263]
Shifted with her parents from Victoria to Western Australia in 1915 [P263]
Arrived in Winchester with her parents in March 1918 [P263]
Resided with her parents on Petan Farm in Winchester [P263]
She boarded ten miles away from home in Coorow so she could attend the Coorow State School [215]
     Student at the Coorow State School conducted from two rooms of the uninhabited Coorow House in Coorow in 1920 [215]
     Student at the Coorow State School conducted from a makeshift hessian and iron room in Coorow in 1921 [215]
Student at the Winchester School run by Miss Winifred RAFFAN on Inchgower Farm in Winchester in 1923 [7: page 84]
Came 2nd in the Ladies' Hack in the Ring Events section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1926 Show [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Also came 2nd in the Ladies' Hack in the Ring Events section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1929 Show [4: 28-Sep-1929]
By 1929 was working in Winchester for John and Kate MCINTOSH [P263]
She was awarded 2nd prize for "Best Lady Rider" in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Received 2nd in the Horse Over Hurdles event at the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Came 2nd in the Flag Race and the Horse Over Hurdles in the Ring Events at the1933 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Received 1st prize for Lady's Hack and 2nd for Best Lady Rider in the Ring Events of the Coorow-Waddy Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Won the trophy for the most points gained in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
     Won 1st prizes for Lady's Hack, Lady's Hunter and Pony Hunter and 2nd for Trotting Horse, High Jump and Best Lady Rider [5]
     Exhibited in the Dairy Produce and Fancy Work sections of the Show, winning 1st prizes for Butter and Embroidered Apron [5]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Attended the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
     Runner-Up Best Lady Rider in the Ring Events, and attended the Show Ball in a dress of brown crepe de chine [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Married "Jack" James Chadwell CHAVE on 17 August 1936 at Saint Alban's Church in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [5]
     Entered the Church on the arm of her uncle Albert V. HUNT and was married by Three Springs minister Alfred J. TOOMEY [5]
     Wore a navy blue costume with hat and shoes to tone and carried a sheath of roses [5]
     Her bridesmaid was her sister Linned, who wore a navy blue crepe de chine frock with hat and shoes to tone [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Resided with her husband in Carnamah, where he was a farmer, 1936-1939 [5: 19-Jan-1940] [19] [50]
Runner-Up Best Lady Rider in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
She and her husband left Carnamah in early 1940 and shifted to a farm in Toodyay [5: 19-Jan-1940]
Gained awards for Ladies Hack and Pair of Hacks at the Toodyay Show & Gymkhana held at Toodyay in 1940 [5: 8-Oct-1940]
By 1942 they had shifted to a farm at Rosa Glen, near Margaret River, where they resided until at least 1950 [16] [39: 17-Feb-1950] [50]
Won 2nd price for Dairy Butter in the Dairy Produce section of the 80th Annual Busselton Agricultural Show in 1937 [351: 27-Nov-1947]
Her brother Neil ARMSTRONG holidayed with them at Rosa Glen in early 1947 before his returned to Japan [351: 6-Feb-1947]
For many years resided her husband and son on a farm in Sepentine [50]
Resided of late at Delerane on the South West Highway in Serpentine [80: 16-Sep-1988]
Mother of "Jim" James Chadwell CHAVE Jnr [50] [455]
Died 27 August 1988; buried at the Pinjarra Cemetery in Pinjarra, Western Australia (Anglican, G3, Plot 102) [80: 16-Sep-1988] [455]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Irene May Armstrong / Chave' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/irene-may-armstrong [sources]




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