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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Gert" Ivy Gertrude WESTLAKE / ALLEN

Born 19 December 1906 in Bute, South Australia [55]
Daughter of James WESTLAKE and Fanny COCK [55]
Educated at the Bute Primary School in Bute, South Australia [64]
Married "Will" William ALLEN on 22 February 1930 at the Methodist Church in Wallaroo Mines, South Australia [55]
Arrived with her husband at Mi Blu Aven Farm at Winchester in the Carnamah district, Western Australia on 2 April 1930 [14]
Resided at Mi Blu Aven Farm in Winchester from 1930 [14] until the 1990s [14]
Member of Coorow's branch of the Country Women's Association [P273]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won 1st prizes for Three Doyleys, Embroidered Cushion and Wildflowers at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Member of the Winchester Methodist Ladies' Guild [P273]
Along with her husband departed Winchester on Wednesday 13 February 1935 for a holiday in Dongara and Geraldton [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 26-Jun-1936, 20-Aug-1937]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to South Australia by truck with a group of other erstwhile South Australians in December 1936 [5]
     They departed Carnamah on 16 December 1936 and after travelling overland hoped to be in South Australia by Christmas Day [5]
     Everyone on the truck was from Carnamah or Winchester and the others included "Tony" Edgar H. & Beatrice M. BENTLEY, [5]
     C. George AUNGER, Mervyn A. PERRY, T. Gordon PERRY, Eileen R. PERRY, Shirley D. BENTLEY, Ida W. BENTLEY [5]
     "Moray" Maurice S. B. & Eliza A. AUNGER, Russell J. BENTLEY, Maxwell J. BARKER and Thomas J. BARKER [5: 18-Dec-1936]
     Herself and the rest of the group arrived back in Carnamah on the truck on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Helped run the Winchester Sunday School in 1945 [5: 30-Nov-1945]
Assisted in the coordination of the Children's Concert held at the Winchester State School on 22 November 1946 [5: 12-Dec-1946]
Along with her husband and children spent Easter in March 1948 in Geraldton, in a caravan towed their by their ute [5: 9-Apr-1948]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
During the 1990s relocated to 17 Caron Street in Carnamah and resided there with her daughter Jeanette [P8]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs from 26 February 1996 to 9 March 1996 [147]
Her short residence at the Lady Brand Lodge was while her daughter Jeanette, with whom she lived, was having an operation [P144]
Resident of Carnamah until her death in 1996 [P8]
Mother of Graham, Jeanette and Westley [P255]
Died 22 March 1996 in Geraldton; ashes buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row R, Plot 15) [1] [P144]

From The Kadina and Wallaroo Times newspaper, Wednesday 19 February 1930:
Marriage. "WESTLAKE – ALLEN. – On Saturday next at 4 p.m., the marriage of Gerty (only surviving daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Westlake of Lipson Avenue, Kadina, will be celebrated in Wallaroo Mines Methodist Church. Relatives and friends invited to ceremony. No reception."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ivy Gertrude Westlake / Allen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 May 2024 from [reference list]

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