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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Billy" Libra OSBORNE / MORRISON

Born 1906 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Resided in Carnamah in 1928 and 1929 [4]
Shop Assistant in the newsagency business of Frank BADRICK in Carnamah in 1928 [4: 3-Mar-1928]
Her mother passed away while on a visit to the Eastern States of Australia in late February or early March of 1928 [4: 3-Mar-1928]
She had several days off work in December 1928 owing to having the flu [4: 8-Dec-1928]
Relieved for Miss Vera KEEN at Norman W. REYNOLDS' General Store in Carnamah for two weeks in February 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Married "Horrie" / "Cohen" Horace Walton MORRISON in 1929 [66]
Resided with her husband on Yarra Street in Carnamah 1930-1936 [19]
She appears to have run a boarding house from their home in Carnamah 1931-1936 [6]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah dressed as "Hidden's for Value" on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of blue georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of blue georgette [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of blue georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1932-33, 1933-34 and 1934-35 [4: 18-Mar-1933] [5: 2-Mar-1934, 12-Oct-1934]
     She and George AUNGER won the trophy for the Parkinson Tennis Club's Mixed Doubles for the 1934-35 season [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Helped run the Cake and Refreshment stall at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of black georgette and lace [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Won 1st prize for Cream Puffs in the Confectionary section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild in 1934 [105]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Hosted a Surprise Party at her home on 28 March 1934 for Miss Gladys M. DIXON, who was leaving Carnamah [5: 30-Mar-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5]
     To the Grand Opening Ball she wore a cornflower blew morcocain frock with shoulder fur trimmings [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in a green georgette dress with cape collar [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Supplied pianoforte extras at the Carnamah Football Club's Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday 27 October 1934 [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
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]
Played the piano at the Carnamah Football Club's Benefit Dance for Kevin CLARKE on Saturday 29 September 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Played the piano at the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Played the piano at the Farewell Social held at the Carnamah Hall for Brian and Gerda STACY on 16 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 27-Mar-1936]
Played the piano at the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 March 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Played the piano at the Carnamah C.W.A. Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 11 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Played the piano at the Farewell to Herbert E. HELLEWELL at the Carnamah Hall on Tuesday 28 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Winner of the Bridge Evening held at Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Thursday 6 June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Played Jane in the play "Uncle Joseph" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert at the Carnamah Hall on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Supplier of music at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Supplier of music at the Miscellaneous Evening to John and Veronica MCGOWAN in Carnamah on 10 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
Winner of Bridge at the Presbyterian Card Evening held at the Church Hall in Carnamah on Thursday 29 August 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Fancy Scones at the 1935 Carnamah Agricultural Show, and attended the Show Ball wearing white satin [5]
     Herself, her husband and Charles ROBERTSON had organised and decorated the Carnamah Hall for the Show Ball [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Played the piano at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance in Winchester on 26 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Gratuitously played the piano at the W.A. Blind Appeal Concert & Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 28 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Played the piano at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as "Old English Lavender" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 25-Oct-1935, 15-Nov-1935]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
She spent a few days in the Perth metropolis in late January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing blue satin trimmed in French pleating [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth for a month long holiday on Tuesday 21 April 1936 [5: 24-Apr-1936]
     During her holiday she met with her sister Miss OSBORN who was on a visit from the Eastern States of Australia [5: 24-Apr-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
In mid July 1936 herself and her husband purchased the General Store and its premises at Lot 10 Choral Street in Winchester [3] [5]
     They purchased the general store, its premises and the adjacent vacant block (Lot 9) from W. George MULLIGAN [3] [5: 24-Jul-1936]
     She, her husband and their son Keith left Carnamah and shifted to Winchester in July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Along with husband ran the General Store and Post Office in Winchester 1936-1940[5: 24-Jul-1936] [6]
     On taking over the store they stocked all general lines including groceries, fruit, vegetables, cigarettes and bread [5]
     They could procure any requirements at the shortest of notice [5]
     Sellers of The North Midland Times newspaper which was published from Carnamah, and of The West Australian newspaper [5]
     They were also agents for wheat buyers Louis Dreyfus & Co Ltd and publishers Gordon & Gotch [5]
     Advertised their store on a weekly basis on the front page of The North Midland Times newspaper from 24 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
     In 1936 distributed show schedules from their store for the Carnamah and Coorow-Waddy Forest agricultural societies [5: 14-Aug-1936]
     They donated a box of chocolates for the Winchester Tennis Club's Euchre Tournament & Dance on 29 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
     Entries for the Novelty Limerick in aid of the 1937 North Midlands Popular Girl Competition could be left at their store [5: 16-Jul-1937]
They advertised their general store in the schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1939: [13]
     "H. W. & L. Morrison - General Storekeepers and Agent - Post Office Store, Winchester" [13]
     "All Newspapers and Periodicals; Spare Parts for all Motor Cars and Tractors; Fresh Vegetables; Tyres and Tubes" [13]
     "All Goods Obtained at Shortest Possible Notice" [13]
     "Loading Agents for: Elder, Smith & Co. Limited; Dalgety & Company, Ltd.; Westralian Farmers Ltd." [13]
     "Agents for Louis Dreyfus & Co.; Queensland Insurance Co. - Fire, Marine, Accident; Musgroves Ltd." [13]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in saxe marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     Donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tennis Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in navy floral marocain [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Provider of dancing music at the Winchester Tennis Club's Social at the School Hall in Winchester on 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 12 May 1937 in "navy blue floral swiss silk" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Won one of the competition at the ladies' afternoon for Alice M. PETHICK at Saint Mary's in Winchester on 29 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Foundation Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939 [0: image 03834]
Her husband enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 May 1940 [16]
     While her husband was an active service resided at 45 Thomas Street in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [50]
     Lived at 45 Thomas Street with her children, mother-in-law Mrs Louisa MORRISON and sister-in-law Miss Vera L. MORRISON [50]
     Her daughter Wilma passed away at their home 45 Thomas Street on Christmas Day in 1941, aged 12 years [2] [39: 26-Dec-1941]
     Her husband was discharged from the Australian Army on 15 December 1947 [16]
They resided at 14 Second Avenue in the Perth suburb of Claremont for at least the years 1949-1972 [50]
In 1980 she and her husband were living at 76 Gore Street in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia [50]
Mother of Wilma, Keith and Malcolm [39: 26-Dec-1941, 24-Sep-1945] [50]
Photograph, taken at the Carnamah Agricultural Show, comes from The Western Mail newspaper of 22 September 1938 [120: 22-Sep-1938]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 24 July 1936:
Change of Business
"A further change in business circles in the Carnamah district occurred this week when Mr W. G. Mulligan disposed of his general store at Winchester to H. W. and L. Morrison, of Carnamah. Both and Mr and Mrs Morrison have had varied and extensive experience in business and the residents of Winchester district can be assured of a service equal to what can be obtained elsewhere. All general lines will be kept in stock."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Libra Osborne / Morrison' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/libra-osborne [sources]




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