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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Graham DONALDSON / SOWERBY

Born 16 October 1894 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Daughter of George Frederick DONALDSON and Mary Watson RANKINE [55]
Married Oswald Stimson SOWERBY on 20 September 1922 in Adelaide, South Australia[55]
Herself and her husband resided in Strathalbyn, South Australia [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs, Western Australia 1928-1937 [--]
Attended the wedding of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
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]
Donor at the Gift Evening held for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 1 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Show in a dress of coral pink georgette on 30 September 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Foundation Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association in 1929 [206]
Herself and her husband attended the dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Attended the R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 in a dress of rose pink tulle [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Along with her husband travelled to Perth in March 1934 to meet her sister Peggy who was arriving from South Australia [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 18-May-1934, 7-Jun-1935]
Along with her husband and Rachel M. A. WALLACE travelled from Three Springs to Perth by car in early October 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Herself and her husband travelled form Three Springs to Perth by car with Percival L. MILLARD on 9 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
After spending an extended holiday in South Australia she arrived in Perth by train on Friday 12 June 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Her husband had motored to Perth that morning to meet her on arrival, and they returned to Three Springs [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Sang a song at the Surprise Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Thursday 10 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Herself and her husband motored to Perth on 22 February 1937 and after a holiday returned on 8 March 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937, 12-Mar-1937]
Sang a song at the welcome to the Venerable Archdeacon Charles L. RILEY in Three Springs on Tuesday 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 10 January 1977; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (General, Lawn 2, 12) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Graham Donaldson / Sowerby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-graham-donaldson [sources]




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