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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"May" Mary Alice ROBINSON / BATTY

Born C.1903 in Ireland [132]
Married "Dick" Claude Richard BATTY in 1926 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Resided with her husband on Lot 7 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1926-1938 [19] [66]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association 1932-1935 [0: image 03302] [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Sung a song at the First Birthday celebrations of the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. in Carnamah on 24 November 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Also sang a song at the wedding of Robert KING and Mollie JAMES at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 17 April 1933 [5: 21-Apr-1933]
During the second week of June 1933 she was operated on at Saint John of God's Hospital in Perth for appendicitis [5: 23-Jun-1933]
Along with her daughter spent a holiday in Dongara in January 1934 [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Her husband accompanied her and their two daughters to Perth on Monday 6 July 1934 in the lead up to their trip to England [5]
     She, Kitty and Gwen departed Fremantle on the steamship Bendigo on Monday 13 July 1934 [5: 10-Aug-1934, 8-Feb-1935]
     They arrived in London, England on 13 September 1934 and stayed at 89 Tottingham Road in Bury, Lancashire, England [204]
     They departed London, England on the steamship Orford and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 February 1935 [5] [63]
Sang a song at the Concert-Dance in aid of the W.A. Blind Appeal at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 28 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
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]
Sang a song at the Farewell Social & Dance to Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 20 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Sang "Sweet Mystery of Life" at the social for the Lord Archbishop of Perth in Carnamah on 19 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
She, her husband and their daughters were among those from Carnamah who holidayed at Dongara in January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Sang a song to the crowd of over 300 at the Community Concert at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Sang a song at the House Party at George & Kathleen F. CATTO's Piyowola Farm in Carnamah on 21 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Telephoned the Carnamah Police Station at 3:30 p.m. on 29 November 1937 as their crop was on fire and assistance was required [88]
     The Post Office was advised and they telephoned around and obtained all the help they could [88]
     The fire was soon extinguished however not before destroying about one acre of their wheat crop [88]
Resided in Port Denison 1939-1941 and later on Main Street in Dongara [19]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Maloja and arrived in London, England on 9 October 1952 [204]
     During her visit to England her address was 46 Buxton Crescent in Rochdale, Lancashire, England [204]
Always known as May, she was a talented soprano singer and pianist [P510]
Resided in the coastal town of Dongara until her death in 1962 [132]
Mother of Richard, Kitty and Gwen [P510]
Died 1 May 1962 in Dongara; buried at the Dongara Cemetery in Dongara, Western Australia (Catholic, Plot 135) [132]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Alice Robinson / Batty' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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