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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bridie" Mary Bridget POWER / EVANS

Born 28 June 1930 in Carnamah, Western Australia [P4]
Daughter of "Dick" Richard Joseph POWER and "Lily" Lilias Michie STRAITON [P4]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah 1930-1949 [P4]
     They lived in a house on James K. FORRESTER's Cullens Farm in Carnamah 1931-1941 [P4]
     They resided briefly in a house on Old Telegraph Road in 1941 and at 15 Caron Street in Carnamah in about 1942 [P4]
     Resided with her parents at 2 Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite 1944-1947 [P4]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     She came 2nd in the 6 & 7 Years Girls Sack Race and 3rd in the 6 Years & Under Girls Running Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended and received a Coronation Medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     Came 2nd in the 6 Years Girls Running Race and with Edith A. BAKER won 6 to 8 Years Girls Three Legged Race [5: 14-May-1937]
Worked in Noel NICHOLLS drapery store at 2 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1945 [P4]
Telephonist  for the Post-master General's Department (PMG) on the Carnamah Telephone Exchange in 1946 [P4]
     The Telephone Exchange was located within the Carnamah Post Office at 12 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P4]
     Later progressed from telephonist to sorting and processing mail at the Carnamah Post Office [P4]
     She worked in Carnamah the PMG Department, later known as Australia Post, on and off between 1946 and 2004 [P4]
Married "Dick" Richard Vivian EVANS in Carnamah on 9 July 1949 [P4]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1951 [0: image 04626]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1952 [0: image 04654]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1953 [0: image 04718]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1955 [0: image 04795]
Worked in the drapery and then newsagency sections of Stan ASHDOWN's store at 2 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1965 [P4]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club – was Captain in 1966 and 1967 and later Treasurer for five years [P4] [7: page 213]
Later Life Member and Patron of the Carnamah Golf Club [P4]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society 1970 - was Secretary 1972-1979 and 1986-2004 [67]
     In 1985 was awarded the Red Cross Society's Long Service Medal [7: page 180]
     For many years she opened  and ran the Red Cross op-shop at 21 Macpherson Street in Carnamah one morning each week [P1]
Attended the 'Day of Pioneers' luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
At one point worked for Colleen W. BENNIER in the sports betting T.A.B. at 10 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P4]
Member of the Carnamah Historical Society 1986-2004 [P4]
     She helped run the society's museum for many years - working to accession donations, write labels and arrange displays [P1]
     In 2005 she was made a life member of the Carnamah Historical Society [P1]
On 26 January 2001 received the Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Award (for a person over 25 years of age) [P4]
Won fourth prize in the 2003 Christmas Lights Competition in Carnamah [65: 4-Feb-2004]
Attended the official opening of the restored Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah on Saturday 23 October 2004 [270]
Attended Bert TURNER's surprise 80th Birthday Party at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 25 June 2005 [P8]
Postal Assistant at the Carnamah Post Office for some of 2006 while Mrs Carol ARMSTRONG was on chemotherapy [P8]
Attended the Official Decommissioning of the Uniting Church in Carnamah on Sunday 15 October 2006 [P8]
Attended an afternoon tea in Carnamah to celebrate George & Pam FOWLER's 50th Wedding Anniversary on 14 February 2007 [P8]
Attended the talk by Joanna SASSOON on the life and photographs of Ernest L. MITCHELL in Carnamah on 3 November 2007 [P8]
Mother of Shirley, David, Richard, Rosemarie and Wendy [P4]
Died 18 May 2017 [P8]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Bridget Power / Evans' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-bridget-power [sources]




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