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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 11 December 1913 in Subiaco, Western Australia [120: 19-Dec-1913]
Daughter of Fred BINGHAM and Lilian Sarah REYNOLDS [P84]
Resided with her parents in Coorow, where her father was a Railway Fettler and later Storekeeper [19]
Her name was listed as a prospective student on applications for the reopening of the closed Coorow State School in May 1919 [215]
Student at the Coorow State School from a room of Coorow House or "Old House" on Victoria Location 385 in 1920 [9: 11-Jun-1920] [215]
Participated and was presented with a prize for reading at the Coorow State School's Concert on 3 June 1920 [9: 11-Jun-1920]
Won a 1st prize for Writing at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Student at the Coorow State School held at a makeshift hessian and iron room near the railway station in Coorow in 1921 [215]
Postal Assistant at the Coorow Post Office which was located in a room of her father's shop in Coorow [P84]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Mora WILLIAMS and Ernest CHAPMAN in Waddy Forest on 1 March 1930 [4: 8-Mar-1930]
Entrant in the Coorow Popular Girl Competition in 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
     During mid 1930 a Crepe Paper Fancy Dress Ball was held in Coorow to raise funds towards her candidature [12: 12-Jun-1930]
     She was announced the winner of the Popular Girl Competition at the Coorow Hospital Ball on 14 June 1930 [86: 28-Jun1930]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Marjorie E. PIESING and Thomas H. PARKIN in Carnamah on 7 August 1931 [4: 15-Aug-1931]
She and Miss Olive W. KAU were good friends and "went around together as two sophisticated young ladies of Coorow" [P84]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of black lace [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of black Spanish lace [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Show on 22 September 1932 in frock of black lace [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of black chantilly [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Organised the Coorow Church Dance which was held in Coorow on 24 June 1933 to raise funds for the Anglican Church [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
     She "looked very becoming in shrimp crinkly crepe with black trimmings at shoulder and waist and quaint web effect at back" [5]
Won 2nd prizes for Roses, Sweat Peas, Pansies and Stocks at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1935-36 [5: 3-Nov-1933, 8-Nov-1935]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Also attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Travelled from Coorow to Perth for a holiday in March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
     Wore a dress of "white silk velvet, made in Early Victorian style, featuring tiny satin frills on the skit, and Alice bandeau" [5]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 26 May 1934 in a black silk velveteen frock [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Awarded 1st prize for Knitted Woollen Article at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in black chenille velvet and silver lame [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Returned to Coorow in mid August 1935 after spending a holiday in Perth of several weeks duration [5: 16-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for Lady's Hand Bouquet and 2nd for Lady's Spray at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1934]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of white silk net over satin [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Visited Perth over the weekend of 19-20 October 1935 and then returned to Coorow[5: 18-Oct-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as a "Senorita" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
     She was part of the Best Dressed Set as "Spaniards" with nine others from Coorow dressed as Senoritas, Toreadors and Bulls [5]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-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]
Departed Coorow on Friday 21 February 1936 for her annual holidays as Coorow's Postmistress [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
She was among those from the North Midlands districts who visited Perth during the Easter holidays in April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball in Carnamah on 11 July 1936 dressed in old rose organdie [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Hosted a dinner party at Hotel Imperial in Perth on 10 August 1936 for her sister Evelyn's 21st birthday [81: 16-Aug-1936]
After spending several days holiday in Perth she returned to Coorow during the second week of August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Attended the Coorow Tennis Club's Back to Childhood Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 22 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
She and Miss Elsie SIMS received the prize for the Best Dressed Couple at the Back to Childhood Ball [5: 28-Aug-1936]
In early September 1936 she was an inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
     In the Flower section she won 1st prize for Gent's Buttonhole, and received both 1st and 2nd prizes for Lady's Spray [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for Novelty Article in Wool and 2nd prize for Embroidered Supper Cloth in the Fancy Work section [5]
     Attended the Show Ball held at the Coorow Hall on the evening of the show dressed in helis frilled net [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won 1st prize for Supper Cloth at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Suffering with whooping cough she was admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital on two occasions in September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
During October 1936 she spent a holiday in Perth [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the very largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in honey crepe satin [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "old gold crepe satin" [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]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in coronation gold crepe [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Partook in the Empire Parade as Scotland at the Anglican Church's Annual Ball in Three Springs on 17 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937, 2-Jul-1937]
In early July 1937 she holidayed in Perth [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Best Dressed Lady as "Senorita" at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD's wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
After spending a holiday in Perth she returned to Coorow in late August 1937[5: 3-Sep-1937]
Exhibited in the Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Won 1sts for Artificially Arranged Basket of Garden Flowers, Crochet Edged Tea/Supper Cloth and Novelty Article in Wool [5]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Lady's Spray, and received 2nd prize for Gentleman's Buttonhole [5]
Postal Assistant in Coorow until 1938 [19]
Married former Carnamah bank clerk "Jack" John Wilson RANSOM in West Perth on 2 July 1938 [39: 29-Jun-1938]
In 1941 they were living at 144 South Terrace in South Perth [39: 3-Apr-1941]
She gave birth to a stillborn daughter in at King Edward Memorial Hospital in the Perth suburb of Subiaco on 2 April 1941 [39: 3-Apr-1941]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Mother of Douglas [39: 20-Jun-1945]
Died 13 February 2008; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9N, 102) [2]

From The Western Mail newspaper, Friday 19 December 1913:
"BINGHAM. – On December 11, 1913, at Nurse Lloyd’s Private Hospital, Subiaco, to Mr and Mrs Fred Bingham, of Wannamal – a daughter. Both well."

From The West Australian  newspaper Friday 19 March 1937:
"The engagement is announced of Ivy Lilian, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Bingham, of Coorow, to John Wilson, eldest son of Mr and Mrs G. W. Ransom, of 45 Canterbury Terrace, Victoria Park."

From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 3 July 1938:
Wedding - Ransom – Bingham
     "A charming wedding was seen at St. Mary’s Church, Colin Street, last evening, when Miss Ivy Bingham, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs F. Bingham, of Coorow, was married to Mr John Ransom, of the Bank of Australasia, Perth, son of Mr and Mrs G. Ransom. Archdeacon Riley performed the ceremony.
     The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful frock of glace satin, in a phantom opalescent shade. It was fashioned with a high neck finished with a roll collar, the front of the bodice being softly gathered into a rounded uplift waistline, The close fitting skirt extended into a long train, on which rested a circlet of orange blossom tinted to match the frock. Buttons adorned the back of the bodice and appeared on the long sleeves. A Tudor bonnet of hair braid held the cape like veil which fell to hip length. She wore her mother’s opal and diamond bracelet, and carried lei of Cecil Brunner roses in place of the usual bouquet.
      Her bridesmaid was Miss Evelyn Bingham, who wore an attractive frock of Marina green Roubaix, with long sleeved crossover bodice, which encircled the waist and tied to fall in long sash ends. She wore a hat which had a gold sequinned crown, and a halo brim of hair braid, and carried a bouquet of gold flowers with gold berries. Mr Alan Wormald was best man.
     After the ceremony a reception was held at the Savoy Hotel where Mrs Bingham, assisted by Mrs Ransom, received the guests. Mrs Bingham wore a smart frock of ice blue, cloque with matching hat and carried a bouquet of violets, Mrs Ransom choosing black georgette with diamante buttons and buckle and a fur coat. Her bouquet was of cloth of gold roses.
     When the usual toasts had been honoured and good wishes of their friends expressed the bride and groom left for their honeymoon. The bride chose a travelling frock of Marina green diagonally pintucked, over which was worn a tailored coat in good earth tonings, hat to match and brown accessories.
     Among the guests present were Mesdames Peterkin, F. Cox, E. Bestwick, M. Jones, J. Smith, Levitzke and Guy Greenwood, Mr and Mrs E. Bradley, Mr and Mrs P. T. Morcombe, Mr and Mrs W.S. Mitchell, Rev and Mrs Curtis, Mr and Mrs J. Lampard, Mr and Mrs A. McGilp, Mrs H. A. Wood, Mr and Mrs H.W. Holmes, Mr and Mrs J.W. Elliott, Mr and Mrs N. Gray, Archdeacon and Mrs C.L. Riley, Mr and Mrs L. Evans, Mr and Mrs G. Hampton, Mr and Mrs J. Goddard, Mr and Mrs A. Grigg, Mr and Mrs E. Chapman, Misses J. Ransom, Thelma Bothe, B. Wormald, C. Evans, E. Bradbury, V. Oliver, O. Kau, Millicent Greenwood, A. Lampard, Nancy Peterkin, J. Healy, Milly Peterkin, D. and J. Goddard, E. Nolan, M. Deering, Fom Sharland, M. Foley, Messrs A. Ward, T. And E. Ransom, E. Hayward, C. Vivian, K. Campbell, J. Kerr, H. Kau, R. Magrath, J. Evans and C. A. Mettam."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ivy Lilian Bingham / Ransom' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 February 2024 from [reference list]

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