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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Isabel Dunsire FORRESTER / AMBROSIUS

Born 25 September 1921 in Fremantle, Western Australia [39: 27-Sep-1921]
Daughter of "JK" James King FORRESTER and "Chris" Christina Brown Dunsire IZATT [P1]
Resided with her parents on Dunester Farm in Carnamah [P300]
As a child she got a button stuck up her nose, and a farmhand of her father went out and summoned him home [P300]
     After unsuccessfully trying to get the button out they travelled to Three Springs to see if the doctor could help [P300]
     She had an enormous sneeze and a thread of cotton dropped out of her nose, which they pulled and out came the button [P300]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Birthday Greetings" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
One of the bridesmaids at the wedding of Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
     She wore a little frock of pink georgette with a silver gauze hat trimmed with pink roses and carried a small basket of pink rose [4]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the school-work section of the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball, dressed as an "Early Victorian" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
In 1932 she entered Robert MACKIE's Road Planning Competition to plan a road from Carnamah to Five Gums [5: 16-Sep-1932]
     For having the best road she won the completion, which was open to children in Carnamah and on the Inering Estate [4: 31-Dec-1932]
Performed in the children's Elocution Concert held in Carnamah on Thursday 27 July 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Won 1st prizes for Writing and a Pencil Drawing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 won a 1st prize for Cane and Raffia work [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Younger Set of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Boarding Student at Presbyterian Ladies College in the Perth suburb of Claremont in 1934 [4: 14-Jul-1934] [5: 18-May-1934]
She had ear trouble and after being taken to a specialist was in and out of the Mount Hospital in Perth for treatment [P300]
     Her parents and brother Ian travelled to Perth on 9 July 1934 after being informed by telephone that she was unwell [4: 14-Jul-1934]
     After visiting her in Perth during a serious illness her mother returned to Carnamah on Wednesday 22 August 1934 [5: 21-Aug-1934]
     Her father travelled to Perth in mid February 1935 as she was unwell and receiving medical treatment to her ears [5: 15-Feb-1935]
After spending two years receiving medical treatment in Perth she arrived in Carnamah Wednesday 19 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
     She was accompanied by nurse Mrs Doris BOLTON and after spending a fortnight with her father returned to Perth [5]
Travelled from Perth to Carnamah with her future stepmother and stepbrother on Wednesday 7 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her father and Mrs Doris BOLTON at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church on 10 September 1936 [5]
     Wore a frock of almond green georgette to her father and stepmother's wedding, of which she was sole bridesmaid [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Resided with her father and stepmother on Dunester Farm on the west side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah [P300]
She liked riding horses, and often rode to see her friend Margaret N. D. CLARK at the nearby Rosebury Row Farm [P300]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in pink figured georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 in "white satin striped marocain and a halo of white leaves" [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]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Social of the Carnamah Golf Club Associates at the home of Mrs Millie G. LEITHHEAD on 9 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
After working in Perth in the nursing profession she returned to live in Carnamah in October 1939 [0: image 03868]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1939 [0: image 03018]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1940 [7: page 230]
Married "Mick" Edwin Royce AMBROSIUS [0: image 02980] [P4]
Resided in Railway Parade in the Perth suburb of West Leederville in 1947 [3]
In 1946 and 1947 was the owner of houses at 20 and 22 Caron Street in Carnamah (Lots 54 and 55 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     The two blocks had previously appeared in rate books under the name of her father, her stepmother and again under her father [3]
     In January 1947 sold her house at 20 Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite to R. Melville J. SMALES of Carnamah [3]
     During the 1946-47 financial year sold her house at 22 Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite to Mrs Margaret A. WELLS [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carine [2]
Mother of Bruce [0: image 02980]
Died 14 February 1996; ashes interred Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Path, Ground Niche, J, 57) [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 27 September 1921:
Births
"FORRESTER - On September 25, at Nurse Sheedy's Private Hospital, Solomon-street, Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Forrester, of Carnamah - a daughter. Mother and child well."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Isabel Dunsire Forrester / Ambrosius' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/isabel-dunsire-forrester [sources]




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