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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Lola BUSSENSCHUTT / MILLARD

Born 6 August 1906 in Paskeville, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Fredrich Heinrich BUSSENSCHUTT and Jane Anna Isabella GREGORY [55]
Educated at Paskeville Primary School in Paskeville and then at Yewthemarra Private School in Adelaide [P312]
After leaving school she actively supported her mother in keeping a beautiful home and also did light duties on her father's farm [P312]
Married "Percy" Percival Lascelles MILLARD on 19 June 1930 in Paskeville, South Australia [103: page 72] [55]
Resided on Gimlet Park Farm in Three Springs from 1930 until about 1966[P312]
Milked cows on the farm, separated cream and made butter, which along with eggs she sold to a shop in Three Springs [P312]
The butter and eggs, which were always meticulously presented, subsidised the cost of their groceries [P312]
Member of the Three Springs Anglican Church [P312]
Member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [P312]
Member of the Inering State School's Parents & Citizens Association [P312]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association [P312]
Along with her husband and children spent a five week holiday in South Australia over December 1935 and January 1936 [5]
     They returned by steamship, arriving on the steamship Orama in Fremantle, Western Australia on Monday 13 January 1935 [5]
     Returned to their home via Carnamah on Thursday 16 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
On 6 August 1936 purchased 1,000 acres on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     The 1,000 acres was Lot M1739 of Victoria Location 2022 and came at a cost £375, which was payable by instalments [27]
     Completed paying all instalments on the 1,000 acres of farmland, which she sold to Donald R. CAMAC in October 1948 [3] [27]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Along with her husband and children travelled from Three Springs to Perth by train on 1 December 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936, 15-Jan-1937]
      From Fremantle they embarked by ship for South Australia and after a month long stay returned home in early January 1937 [5]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 in a frock of autumn toning [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Herself and her husband hosted a very successful Barn Dance at their farm on Thursday evening 22 July 1937 [5: 16 & 30-Jul-1937]
     The Barn Dance was in aid of Miss Nan DAVISON's candidature in the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition [5]
     Trucks left from the Carnamah townsite to transport people to the Barn Dance which boasted cheese and rolls for supper [5]
Hosted a Social Evening on Monday 16 August 1937 in aid of Mrs Dorine C. BYRNE in the Popular Girl Competition [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1939-40 to 1941-42 [89]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Described as a sweet, kind and gentle person who was a dedicated wife and mother[P312]
Mother of June and Geoff [P312]
Died 6 February 1994; ashes interred Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs WA [2] [95]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lola Bussenschutt / Millard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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