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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ivy Ada MOTTRAM / BICKELL

Born 1897 in Blackwood, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of John James MOTTRAM and Laura Maria MORGAN [15]
Resided in Three Springs in 1919 [10]
     Her sister Mrs Ethel Sarah WILSON and brother-in-law Vernon WILSON were also living in Three Springs [6] [19]
     Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1919 [10: 27-Jun-1919]
     Attended and competed in the sports events at the Peace Celebrations held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
          Won the Button Race, came 2nd in the Thread the Needle Race, and came 3rd in the Single Ladies Running Race [10]
     Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
     During later September 1919 she was absent from Three Springs while holidaying with family in the South West [10: 29-Sep-1919]
Married Thomas Kinsman BICKELL in 1919 [66]
      Resided with her husband and children in Three Springs 1919-1935, where her husband was a butcher and farmer [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Won the Married Ladies Race at the Arrino Railway Picnic Day held in Arrino on Saturday 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
One of her sons came 3rd in the Baby Competition conducted at the Three Springs Day on Thursday 28 September 1922 [9: 20-Oct-1922]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Annual Ball after the Three Springs Show in 1930 wearing daffodil silk lace over satin with uneven hem [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of floral voile [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1933 and 1934 [5: 8-Sep-1933, 18-May-1934]
     In 1934 won the Three Springs Golf Club's Central Agency Trophy and the Associate Captain's Trophy [5: 9-Nov-1934]
In a dress of pink and blue georgette attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of the organising committee of the Three Springs Bush Fire Brigade fundraising ball held on 20 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 16-Mar-1934, 16-Nov-1934]
Provided her home to be used as the social evening to raise funds for the local Anglican Church on Friday 23 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
     About 60 people attended the social evening at her home, which consisted of bridge, euchre, a treasure hunt, dancing and supper [5]
Won 1st prizes for Laundry Soap and Sign in Wildflowers at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Herself and her husband were tendered a Valedictory Evening at the Three Springs Hall on Monday 21 January 1935 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
They left Three Springs in January 1935 and shifted to a farm in Yandanooka [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Yandanooka 1935-1947 [4: 25-Jan-1947]
Member of the Mingenew Golf Club 1935-1938 [5: 21-Jun-1935, 5-Jun-1936] [4: 20-Aug-1938]
Member of the Yandanooka branch of the Country Women's Association [4: 25-Jan-1947]
Member of the Mingenew Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 22-Nov-1935, 5-Mar-1937]
Doubles Finalist in the North Midlands Easter Tennis Tournament in Mingenew on 11th, 12th and 13th of April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Won 1st prize for Laundry Soap at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held in Three Springs on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the Official Opening of the Three Springs Golf Club's new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Herself, her husband and their son Geoffrey were bid farewell at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka on Tuesday 21 January 1947 [4]
At their farewell she received a presentation from the Yandanooka branch C.W.A., of which she had been a member [4]
They left Yandanooka in January 1947 and shifted to Cranbrook where they followed farming pursuits [4: 25-Jan-1947]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Hollywood [2]
Mother of John, Clifford and Geoffrey [--]
Died 27 May 1978; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ivy Ada Mottram / Bickell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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