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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Kath" Kathleen HAUSSLER / ZUEGG

Born 28 April 1905 in Ulm, Wurttenberg, Germany [30: item 42015] [P223]
Daughter Hans HÄUSSLER and Mathilve HEYBERGER [P87]
Spent her younger years with her parents in Burma, India and London, England [P223]
Departed from Marseilles in France with her parents on the steamship Mooltan bound for Western Australia [70]
They arrived on the Mooltan in Fremantle, Western Australia on 16 December 1913 [70]
Her father had made arrangements to purchase a Ready-Made Farm at Winchester in the Carnamah district [34]
Resided with parents and later also her husband on Gregorfields Farm in Winchester 1913-1931 [30] [P223]
Farmer and Grazier of Gregorfields Farm in Winchester with her parents and later also her husband [19]
In May 1916 she travelled to Perth by train to be admitted to the Perth Public Hospital to be cured of Rheumatic Fever [34]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1927 [4: 12-Nov-1927] [7: page 59]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as a "Husky Lady" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Won a prize for her costume at the Carnamah Girls Club's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 21 August 1926 [39: 7-Sep-1926]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Maggie KROSCHEL and Ned WELLS in Carnamah on 8 February 1927 [4: 19-Feb-1927]
     To Maggie's wedding she wore a gown of wedgewood blue taffeta trimmed with pink shaded chrysanthemums [4: 19-Feb-1927]
Married Harry ZUEGG at 6:15pm on Tuesday 7 February 1928 at the Presbyterian Church in Carnamah [39: 14-Feb-1928]
     Harry was her father's partner in Gregofields Farm in Winchester [7: page 58]
     She was "charmingly attired in sofyt white satin and old Limerick lace, trimmed with hand made roses and pearls" [4: 11-Feb-1928]
     Her bridesmaid was Miss "Judy" Lucy Gwenyfred Senior JAMES, daughter of Sir Walter H. JAMES of Perth [9: 17-Feb-1928]
     Judy and her mother had travelled up from Perth for the wedding and decorated the Church for the wedding [4: 11-Feb-1928]
     In the absence of her late mother, Mrs Maude F. JAMES of Three Springs assisted her father as hostess of the reception [4]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of green figured chiffon [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 in a dress of printed chiffon in tones of green [4: 18-Oct-1930]
In the early 1930s she was the lessee of the 4,928 acre Victoria Location 8194 in Winchester [3]
Along with husband left Gregorfields Farm in 1931 and shifted into the Carnamah townsite [P87]
Resided with her husband and daughter Jill in a house in the Carnamah townsite 1931-1933 [P87]
Elected Treasurer of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association on 24 November 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of red georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball held at the Carnamah town hall on 6 August 1932 [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of geranium red georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Due to tough times left Carnamah in early 1933 and accompanied her husband and Pat ROOKE prospecting on the goldfields [P87]
     They returned to Carnamah for a visit over the weekend of 12th and 13th of August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
     Along with her husband, Pat ROOKE and F. SLEEMAN she was the owner of the Shannandor Mine at Gullewa in 1934 [4: 14-Jul-1934]
     On 30 June 1934 she went into the mine to gain more experience of the operations and on inspection noticed a yellow speck [4]
     Her husband inspected the speck and with a pick found it to be a large 165 ounce gold nugget worth £1500 [4: 14-Jul-1934] [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     She, her husband and "Pat" John Patrick ROOKE were reported in local newspapers as the "Carnamah Prospectors" [4: 14-Jul-1934]
Resided in Mullewa 1938-1943 [19]
Her husband passed away on 10 November 1941 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
     At her husband's funeral she and Miss "Sallie" Sarah C. HEARDER were the two chief mourners [5: 14-Nov-1941] [P319]
     Miss HEARDER was from England, a sister-in-law of Sir Walter H. JAMES, and resided in Western Australia 1938-1946 [P319]
She later resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Mother of Jill and Barbara [P223]
Died 14 November 1990; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kathleen Haussler / Zuegg' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 July 2024 from [reference list]

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