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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Marge" Margery Eunice NICHOLLS / BOWMAN

Born 3 October 1943 in Subiaco, Western Australia [39: 5-Oct-1943]
Daughter of "Art" Thomas Arthur NICHOLLS and "Dot" Dorothy Eunice CURTIS [39: 5-Oct-1943] [50]
Resided with her parents in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park, on farmland in Waddy Forest and in the Perth suburb of Riverton [50]
She was the "tiny flower girl" at the wedding of her uncle Rex NICHOLLS and June HALEY in Maddington in 1948 [417: 23-Sep-1948]
Entered into service with the Western Australian Education Department on 14 February 1961 [41]
Undertook a two year course at the Teachers' College in the Perth suburb of Graylands in 1961 and 1962 [41]
School Teacher for three years at the Carnamah Junior High School in Carnamah 1963-1965 [41]
Married Carnamah farmer John Russell BOWMAN in West Perth on 11 February 1966 [P1]
Initially resided with her husband and later daughters at The Cookhouse on Lot M1017 of Prowaka Spring Farm in Carnamah [P1]
Her husband, along with his father and brothers, purchased Ginawarra Farm in Carnamah from Gordon COLE [P33]
During the 1970s shifted with her husband and children to the farmhouse on Ginawarra, which they renamed Bowhill Farm [P1]
Their farmhouse had been built by Gordon COLE's father Fred, who was a builder, and it included a staircase and upstairs room [P1]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
For many years she worked in the office of the North Midlands Agricultural Society on show day and during the week before [P1]
Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club - was Honorary Secretary [P1]
Leader of the Carnamah Brownies / Girl Guides [P1]
She and her husband left Carnamah on 26 March 2003 and shifted to the coastal town of Lancelin [P1]
Resided at 3 Hinchcliffe Road in Lancelin from 2003 until her death in 2005 [P1]
Mother of Janet, Suzanne and David [P1]
Died 21 May 2005; cremated at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in the Perth suburb of Padbury [2]


From The Western Australian newspaper, Tuesday 5 October 1943:
Births. "NICHOLLS (nee Dorothy Curtis).—On October 3, at KEMH (private ward), to Dot and Art (AIF, returned ME), Victoria Park—a daughter (Margery Eunice). Both well."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margery Eunice Nicholls / Bowman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 10 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/margery-eunice-nicholls  [ sources ]




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