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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Iris Rose WYLIE / JOHNS

Born 1918 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE and Rose Clarice PIMM [P135]
Resided with her parents and siblings on farmland at Emu Hill in the Kumminin district 1918-1921 [6]
They then resided on Salisbury Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn before settling on farmland in Goomalling [P142]
Shifted to Carnamah with her parents in 1924 [P135]
Resided with her parents and siblings in a weatherboard house at 17 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite [P135]
     Boojerabba Street was part of the initial Carnamah townsite, and was named after an Aboriginal locality northeast of Carnamah [P1]
     The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name from Boojerabba to Robertson Street in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Carnival Bells" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won the Under 8 Girls Running Race at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
     Exhibited the Schoolwork section where she was awarded 1st prizes for a Crayon Drawing, Mapping and Sewing [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 5 July 1929 as "Air Mail" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Won 2nd prizes for Writing and Crayon Drawing in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Came 2nd in the 10-12 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Methodist Home Mission Social held in Carnamah on Tuesday 24 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1934-1936 [5: 24-Aug-1934, 7-Aug-1936]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1934-35 [4: 22-Dec-1934] [5: 11-Jan-1935]
Employee of the "Carnamah Cash Supply Store" in Mackie's Buildings at 19 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1935-1937 [5: 29-Oct-1937]
     During her employment the store was owned by William D. COLE and managed by George A. BRADSHAW [5: 23-Mar-1934]
     After the expansion of the store into a second shop of Mackie's Buildings in 1936 she was in charge of the drapery section [P135]
Attended May ROCCHI's 21st birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 3-Jan-1936, 12-Feb-1937]
Spent a two week vacation in Perth during January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Winner of the Carnamah Girls Club's Social & Competitive Evening held in Carnamah on Tuesday 26 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in blue marocain [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Was tendered a farewell from the Carnamah Girls Club on 25 October 1937 at the home of William DAVISON [0: image 03699]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball in Carnamah on 29 February 1936, wearing a smart blue frock with cape [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball conducted by the Carnamah C.W.A. at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 [5]
     She attended in fancy dress as a "Hawaiian Lady" and received the prize for the Best Dressed Lady in Fancy Dress [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in pink satin [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Won the Ladies' Trophy at the Carnamah Badminton Club's Handicap Singles Tournament on 22 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Herself and Daisy BOWMAN won the Ladies Handicap Doubles at the Easter Tennis Tournament in Carnamah in 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the very largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in apricot georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Also wore apricot georgette to the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Left Carnamah and shifted to Perth in or shortly after late October 1937 [5: 29-Oct-1937]
In 1940 she was working at Bairds Store in Perth [5: 29-Mar-1940]
Spent Easter in March 1940 in Carnamah visiting her sisters Gladys S. WYLIE and Hazel R. WYLIE [5: 29-Mar-1940]
Married Robert Lee JOHNS in Perth in 1948 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Joondanna [2]
Died 14 July 2000; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lance Howard Memorial Gardens, Niche Wall, A, 19) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Iris Rose Wylie / Johns' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/iris-rose-wylie [sources]




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