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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mabel Irene SHEPHARD / CARTER

Born 1898 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia [24] [32]
Daughter of Clarence A. SHEPHARD and Ruth E. GENTLE [32]
Married "Bert" Herbert Reuben CARTER in 1920 in New South Wales, Australia [32]
Resided with her husband on Fairview Farm in Three Springs, Western Australia 1923-1970 [19]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Won 1st prize for Fruit Cake in the Confectionary section, and 2nd prize for Gent's Buttonhole in the Flower section [4]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on Thursday 11 April 1929 in a dress of gold and blue shot satin [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Donor at the Gift Evening held for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 1 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Donated cakes for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs for Christmas / New Year of 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
     Herself and her husband also began an ongoing donation at Christmas in 1929 of milk every day for two months [4: 15-Feb-1930]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Ball on 25 September 1930 in black silk lace over satin [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Husbands' Evening at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday 10 December 1932 [4: 17-Dec-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of black georgette and lace [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Returned to Three Springs on the mail train on Tuesday 22 August 1933 after a trip to Perth [5: 25-Aug-1933]
Attended the R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 in a dress of black silk lace [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a dress black lace [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association - was President 1932-1934 [4: 22-Sep-1934] [5: 2-Jun-1933]
     By March 1936 she was no longer President of the Three Springs C.W.A., however was Vice President [5: 6-Mar-1936]
     By November 1936 she was once again President of the Three Springs C.W.A. [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Attended the 4th birthday of the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Made a speech at the Three Springs C.W.A. Younger Set's Leap Year Ball in Three Springs on Friday 21 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Won 1st prize for a Supper Cloth at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the Annual Birthday Celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. in Carnamah on Thursday 26 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "coronation blue georgette" [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]
By 1971 had retired with her husband and was living in Carnamah [24]
Passed away at the age of 72 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 26 January 1972 in Three Springs WA; buried Three Springs General Cemetery (Methodist, Plot 54) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mabel Irene Shephard / Carter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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