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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Kate" Katie BURT / BODYCOAT

Born 1890 in Newquay, Cornwall, England [20] [21]
Daughter of William Charles BURT and Sarah Jane BURLEY [20] [21]
In 1891 was resident with her parents and brothers Henry, Thomas, William and Richard at 6 Cock's Row in Newquay, Cornwall [20]
In 1901 was living in Crantock Street in Newquay, Cornwall with her widowed mother and brother Richard [20]
Married Walter BODYCOAT in 1920 in England [7: page 69]
Resided with her husband on Crantock Street in Newquay, Cornwall, England [203]
Departed London, England with her husband on the steamship Omar and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 20 July 1921 [70]
Said to have arrived in Carnamah on Tuesday 25 August 1925 [P10]
Resided with her husband on Trevose Farm on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road, Carnamah from 1925 until the mid 1950s [7: pages 69 & 70]
On 8 October 1925 extended their farm with the purchase of 969 acres of virgin land from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 969 acres consisted of Lots M1006 and M1007 of Victoria Location 2022 and cost £339/3/-, payable over 15 years [27]
Won 1st prize for Duck Eggs and 2nd prize for Pansies at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 received 2nd prize for Pansies [5: 14-Sep-1934]
In April 1936 the corner of her Lot M1006 and the corner of her husband's Lot 6 of the Inering Estate were truncated [5: 24-Apr-1936]
They were truncated for the construction of the Carnamah North-East Road (part of what is now the Carnamah-Perenjori Road) [5]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1936 and 1937[5: 15-Jan-1937]
Attended the local C.W.A. Farewell for Mrs Amy F. DYKE and Mrs Clarissa E. HUMPHRYES on 9 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [489]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1940-41 and from 1948-49 to 1950-51 [89]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Around 1954 [19] retired to Perth with her husband, their sons Ken and Gordon taking over the farm in Carnamah [78: 14-Mar-1957]
Resided at 7 Ellesmere Road in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [61]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Wembley Downs [2]
Mother of Kenneth, Gordon and Barbara [P43]
Died 10 February 1979; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Garden of Remembrance) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Katie Burt / Bodycoat' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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