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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Leila Joan COWDEROY

Born 21 January 1917 [P307]
Daughter of Albert Patrick COWDEROY and Eva Rebecca ENGLISH [P307]
Resided with her parents in premises adjoining their shop at 2 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [3]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Violet Chocolates" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won prizes for Writing, Pencil Drawing and Sewing in the school-work section of the 1927 Carnamah Agricultural Show [9: 21-Oct-1927
Later attended a school away from Carnamah; in April 1929 herself and her sister Joyce spent their holidays in Carnamah [4: 6-Apr-1929]
In 1933 was a student at Perth College, however spent her school holidays with her parents at home in Carnamah [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 in a dress of white organdie [5: 8-Sep-1933]
On 5 January 1934 attended the Surprise Party in Carnamah tendered to her mother and sister before they left for England [5: 12-Jan-1934]
After spending Christmas in Carnamah with her parents she left on Saturday 6 January 1934 on a holiday to West Murray [5]
She holidayed at West Murray with the Rev. and Mrs FREETH of Guildford Grammar School [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Student at Perth College, Perth in 1934, however spent her school holiday in Carnamah with her parents [5: 18-May-1934]
During her May 1934 school holidays she had in Carnamah as visitors Winnie and Connie BANCE of Victoria Park [5: 18-May-1934]
Resided in Perth until August 1936 when she shifted to Three Springs [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Trainee Nurse at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
In 1940 her postal address was P.O. Box 74 at the Carnamah Post Office [80: 26-Mar-1943]
Registered or re-registered as nurse by examination at the Perth Hospital in Perth on 20 February 1940 [80: 26-Mar-1943]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leila Joan Cowderoy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 January 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leila-joan-cowderoy [sources]




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