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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Joan Ellen READ / MCCANN

Born 1906 in Wembley, Middlesex, England [20] [21]
Daughter of John READ and Grace Emily SHEARS [P66]
Resided with her parents and widowed grandmother Mrs Emma READ on Elm Tree Farm in Wembley, Middlesex, England [20]
Departed London, England with her parents and siblings on the steamship Esperance Bay on 5 December 1922 [P66]
Following a month-long voyage they arrived on the Esperance Bay in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 January 1923 [P66]
Along with her parents and siblings resided in Fremantle for three months and then moved to farmland in Coorow [P66]
Resided with her parents on Tokyngton Farm in Coorow, Western Australia [P66]
Exhibited in the Poultry and Vegetable sections of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5]
     Received 1st prizes for female Black Orpington and Pair of Turkeys and 2nd prize for Potatoes [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Won 1st prize for Lady's Hand Bouquet and 2nd for Brown Hen Eggs and Garden Flowers at the Coorow Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Won 1st prize for Half Dozen Photographs and 2nd for Garden Flowers at the 1935 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
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 evening in honour of Mr & Mrs BIRMINGHAM of Perth at the home of Harry EDWARDS on 27 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Exhibited in the Amateur Photography and Flower sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for Half Dozen Snaps in the Photography section and as a result won the Mrs P. T. Morcombe Trophy [5]
     Won 1st prize for Bowl of Garden Flowers which also received 1st prize for Best Exhibit in the Flower section [5]
     In the Flower section also received 2nd prizes for Collection of Garden Flowers and for Vase of Garden Flowers [5]
     Attended the Show Ball held during the evening at the Coorow Hall dressed in blue and white floral silk voile [5: 4 & 11-Sep-1936]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Exhibited in the Fancy Work and Flower sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Won 2nd for Novelty Article in Wool, 12 Pansies, and Collection of Garden Flowers with Iceland Poppies "of outstanding merit" [5]
Married "Dave" David James McCANN in Perth in 1947 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Died 6 November 1994; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 2, Rose Memorial, GGD, 16) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joan Ellen Read / McCann' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/joan-ellen-read [sources]




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