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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Joy Marion WYLIE / GIBSON

Born 7 January 1924 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE and Rose Clarice PIMM [P142]
Arrived in Carnamah with her parents in 1924 [P135]
Resided with her parents and siblings in a weatherboard house at 17 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite [P135]
     Boojerabba Street was part of the initial Carnamah townsite, and was named after an Aboriginal locality northeast of Carnamah [P1]
     The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name from Boojerabba to Robertson Street during March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Cobweb" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won the 5-7 years Girls Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Traders Association's Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Daphne STEPHENS and Frank ROOKE on 27 January 1934 in West Perth [5: 2-Feb-1934]
     Wore ankle length pink georgette with headdresses of pink tulle held in place with rosebuds and carried posies of pink roses [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 27 October 1934, dressed as "Dyola" [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1935 [7: page 87]
Won a 3rd prize for Cane & Raffia Work at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Attended the R.S.L. Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     Won the 11-12 years Girls' Running Race and in conjunction with Joy BREWER also won the Girls' Three Legged Race [5]
Won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Came 3rd in the 12 years Girls Running Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as a "Swiss Milk Maid" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5]
     Came 2nd in the 11-12 years Girls Race, and along with and N. Pearl BRADY won the Girls Sack Race [5: 17-Apr-1936]
     Also won the Girls & Boys Relay Race in team with Joy M. BREWER, Clifford S. BROWN and Terrence J. LYNCH [5]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     Won the 12 Years Girls Running Race, the 12 Years & Over Girls Potato Race, and the 11 & 12 Years Girls Skipping Race [5]
     Together she and Winsome MCSWAIN won the 12 Years & Over Girls Siamese Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Competed for Carnamah at the North Midlands Athletic Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Friday 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
     Won the 11 & 12 Years Girls Skipping Race and with Winsome MCSWAIN won the 12 Years & Over Girls Siamese Race [5]
     Equal 1st in 12 Years & Over Girls Potato Race, 2nd in 13 Years Girls Running Race and 12 Years & Over Girls Tyre Race [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as "Nigger Minstrel" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Wembley prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 29 April 1942 [16]
     She gave her next of kin as her sister Miss Gladys S. WYLIE [16]
     Corporal 99599 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 School of Technical Training during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 7 September 1945 [16]
In 1947 she was living at 67 Hawkestone Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [39: 24-May-1947]
Her engagement to Harold GIBSON was announced with a notice in The West Australian newspaper in May 1947 [39: 24-May-1947]
Married "Harold" Cedric Harold GIBSON in Perth later in 1947 [66]
     Her husband had served with the Australian Army during the Second World War [16] and after the war worked as an accountant [50]
     They resided at 197 Central Avenue in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [50]
     197 Central Ave was described in 1941 as a "modern home, five rooms, two sleep-outs, garage, lawns and fruit trees" [39: 5-Jul-1941]
     Her husband, late of the Perth suburb of Inglewood, passed away at the age of 34 years on 10 April 1956 [2]
Following her husband's death she initially continued to reside at 197 Central Avenue in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [50]
Resided at 21 Farnham Street in the Perth suburb of Bentley and at 6 / 47 Kinsella Street in the Perth suburb of Joondanna [50]
Later resided again in the Perth suburb of Bentley [39: 12-Jun-2017]
Mother of Gerald, Andrew and Wendy [39: 12-Jun-2017]
Died 10 June 2017 in Bentley; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [39: 14-Jun-2017]
"Such an extraordinary and well lived life would not be believed or endured by many" [39: 12-Jun-2017]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joy Marion Wylie / Gibson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/joy-marion-wylie [sources]




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