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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Mary Amelia TURNER

Born 1907 [15]
Daughter of William James TURNER and Emma Theresa WEBLEY [P2]
Resided with her parents on Victoria Farm in Arrino [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]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 4 April 1929 in lemon coin spotted lace over satin to tone [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Wore "sea green georgette, diamante trimming, posy to tone" to the  Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on 3 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of ivory silk lace [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club - was Ladies Captain in 1932-33 and a Committee Member in 1936-37 [5: 23-Sep-1932, 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of eau de nil brocade satin [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a dress of mauve brocaded satin [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club 1933-34 to 1936-37, and a Committee Member in 1935-36 [5: 8-Dec-1933, 20-Sep-1935, 24-Dec-1936]
Member of the Arrino branch of the Country Women's Association - was Secretary in 1934 [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Herself and Bill McCAGH won the monte carlo dancing competition at the C.W.A. Dance in Arrino on 5 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Donated a cut glass sandwich tray for the C.W.A.'s Euchre & Bridge Evening held at the Arrino Hall on 28 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Helped cater for the supper at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Exhibited in the Confectionary and Art sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5]
      Won 1st prizes for Animal Study Oil Painting and Still Life Oil Painting, and 2nd prizes for Jams and Pickles [5]
      Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Pen Painted Cushion Cover and for Papier Mache Art [5: 27-Sep-1935]
District Vice President of the Northern Division of the Country Women's Association in 1935 [5: 8-Nov-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]
Won 1st prize for Best Made Article in Papier Mache in the Arts section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
After visiting Perth for Easter herself, her brother Bill and sisters Emma and Annie returned to Arrino on 8 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in eau de nil lace [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Wore lemon floral georgette to the Annual Catholic Ball at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka on Thursday 24 June 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Resided in Arrino until 1941 [19] and then resided in Perth [P2]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Annie to John J. McCAGH at Saint Paul's in Three Springs on 30 April 1946 [4: 18-May-1946]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [2]
Died 26 February 1989; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 2, N021) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Amelia Turner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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