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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Maxina BLACK / DYER / CHRISTIE

Daughter of Robert BLACK and Clare KOCH [P2]
Resided with her parents in Three Springs, where her father worked as a labourer and carrier [P2]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as the "Irwin Index" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of pink georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to her grandmother Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Herself and Ben DYER were given a surprise party prior to them leaving Three Springs on Friday 26 May 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
They left Three Springs by the midnight train that night and were married in Perth in early June 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
Married (1) "Ben" Benjamin Charles DYER in Perth in 1933 [66]
After their marriage settled on a group settlement block in the Manjimup district [5: 26-May-1933]
Resided on Dunottar Farm in Manjimup [50]
Arrived from "the south" for a holiday in Three Springs on Tuesday 5 March 1935 [5: 8-Mar-1935]
After a few weeks in Three Springs left for Perth by train on Tuesday 2 April 1935, and then proceeded to Manjimup [5: 5-Apr-1935]
She was left with five young children when her husband was killed by an explosion of gelignite in 1939, aged 33 years [293: 24-Aug-1939]
Married (2) Thomas CHRISTIE in 1941 [66]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Maxina Black / Dyer / Christie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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