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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Iris BATTERSBY / WHITE

Born 14 February 1936 in Carnamah, Western Australia [P335]
Daughter of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
She was born at Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Resided with her parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow 1936-1951 [P335]
She was baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 24 January 1937 [84]
Educated at the Coorow State School in Coorow, and then at Perth Girls High School in Perth [P335]
Exhibited in the Education section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 12 September 1946 [5]
     She was awarded 1st prize for Standard IV Needlework and a 2nd prize for Standard IV Handwriting [5: 20-Sep-1946]
In 1946, 1947 and 1948 she won prizes in the Educational section of the annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 11-Oct-1946]
     Won for Standard IV Needlework, 2nd for Standard IV Handwriting and 1st for Standards III & IV Design for Space in 1946 [5]
     In 1947 she received 2nd for Standard V Handwriting and for Standard V Needlework showing setting of gathers [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Won four 1sts for Standard VI in 1948 for Handwriting, Needlework, Design Drawing and Colour Poster Drawing [5: 23-Sep-1948]
Also exhibited in the Vegetable section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1947, winning 2nd prize for Carrots [5: 12-Sep-1947]
Married Ross Emberson WHITE in Perth in 1961 [55]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Attadale [2]
Mother of Stuart [P335]
Died 22 January 1983; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8, 72) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 21 February 1936:
"Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Geo. Battersby, of Coorow, on the birth of a daughter. The baby was born at the Carnamah Hospital on Friday, February 14."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Iris Battersby / White' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/iris-battersby [sources]




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