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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Leah BIGNELL / CARTER

Born C.1865 [6]
Married Reuben CARTER in 1893 in Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Settled with her husband and son Bert on prospective farmland in Three Springs, Western Australia in 1906 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Resided in Three Springs from 1906 to 1928 [4] [19] [120]
Helped with the supper at Charlie and Winifred THOMAS' social at the schoolroom in Three Springs on 30 July 1910 [9: 12-Aug-1910]
Donated poultry to be sold at a Basket Social & Dance held in Three Springs in aid of the Red Cross on 30 July 1915 [10: 6-Aug-1915]
     During the evening she purchased a donated bag of wheat for 20/- and then donated it back so it could be sold again [10: 6-Aug-1915]
Herself and Mrs Maude JAMES judged the Bread, Butter and Eggs at the "Three Springs Day" on 16 September 1915 [10: 24-Sep-1915]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1919 [9: 27-Jun-1919] [10: 27-Jun-1919]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Won 1st prize for Eggs at the annual picnic and show, the Three Springs Day, held on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Ran the Cool Drink & Sweets Stall at the Hospital Ball at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 5 April 1923 [9: 27-Apr-1923]
Herself and her husband spent an extended holiday in Perth in January 1928 [4: 14-Jan-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Exhibited in Dairy Produce and Confectionary sections, winning 1st for Duck Eggs and Candied Peel and 2nd for Rainbow Cake [4]
Resided with her husband in retirement in Perth, however appears to have returned to Three Springs after his death in 1943 [2]
Resident of Three Springs at the time of her death in 1946 [2]
Died 30 September 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, HA, 545)[6]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leah Bignell / Carter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leah-bignell [sources]




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