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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Kath" Kathleen Fayth FOLLAND / OVENS

Born 1935 in Perth, Western Australia [215]
Daughter of Gilbert Ridgway FOLLAND and "Fay" Faith Reta NICHOLLS [P343]
Resided with her parents at Thornborough Cottage on Enfield Park Farm in Waddy Forest 1935-1945 [P343]
In 1945 moved with her parents and sisters into the main farmhouse and her grandmother and aunt moved into the cottage [P343]
Educated at home by correspondence, briefly attending the Coorow State School in 1942 and then returned to correspondence [215]
She was re-enrolled at the Coorow State School on 5 September 1944 and continued until 1947 [215]
Competed in the Carnamah and District Inter-School Sports held in Carnamah on 26 September 1946 [5: 31-Dec-1947] [5: 4-Oct-1946]
     In Girls 12 Years & Under she came 2nd in the Sack Race and with Eleanor GRONOW won the Three Legged Race [5]
Exhibited in the Education section of the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 4 September 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Won two 1st prizes - for Standard VI Handwriting and for a model featuring ornamental patching in Standard VI Needlework [5]
In her final year at the Coorow State School in 1947 she won a scholarship [5: 31-Dec-1947]
On behalf of students she presented a gift to teacher Joy WHITEMAN at the Christmas Tree in Coorow in1947 [5: 31-Dec-1947]
Student at Teachers' College on a Bursary during 1953 [215]
Married "Jim" Alvin James OVENS in Perth in 1955 [66]

From The West Australian newspaper, Friday 6 September 1935:
Births. "FOLLAND (nee Nicholls). – On September 4, at Miss Harvey's Hospital, to Mr and Mrs Gilbert Folland, of Waddy Forest – a daughter."

From The South Western Advertiser newspaper, Thursday 6 December 1951:
"Congratulations to Miss Kath Folland, of Leederville Tech., who has been awarded a bursary. She will return to her home at Waddy Forest this week for vacation."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kathleen Fayth Folland / Ovens' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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