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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Maudie" / "Ronnie" Maud Veronica ILES / MENDELAWITZ

Born 22 November 1915 in North Perth, Western Australia [P47]
Daughter of "Jack" John Edward ILES and Maud Victoria HAWKINS [P47]
Resided with her parents on their farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah from 1923 [P47]
Her name was part of an application for a State School to be established on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1926 [276]
Educated at the Inering State School and then as a boarder at the Dominican Ladies Convent in Dongara [P47] [7: page 75]
Won 2nd prize for Wildflowers at the Carnamah Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of red georgette and lace [5: 19-Aug-1932]
On Thursday 15 September 1932 attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Basketball Club in 1933 - played for the Rovers [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of midnight blue georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 22-Dec-1933] [56]
Travelled to Perth with her grandmother Mrs Alice HAWKINS on 4 December 1933 and stayed with her for a fortnight [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
To the Grand Opening Ball she  wore a frock of apple green organdie with dainty frills of contrasting shade and an Alice bandeau [5]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in a white organdie dress and Alice bandeau [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held to raise money for books at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Performed an overture for the opening of the first play at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 26 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on Saturday 20 October 1934 in a dress of black marocain [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Along with her parents and Gladys WYLIE travelled from Carnamah to Perth by car on Wednesday 6 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 in a gown of blue satin [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 February 1936 wearing blue satin [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Member of the Carnamah brancch of the Country Women's Association in 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Accompanied her mother, Mrs Petronilla ROCCHI and Miss C. Jessie WYLIE to Perth by car on 30 March 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     After spending a short holiday together in Perth the four of them returned to Carnamah on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on 11 July 1936 wearing a cerise and black tunic frock [5: 17-Jul-1936]
After spending a vacation of several weeks in Perth she returned to Carnamah on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936, 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in shell crepe de chine [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Contributed a pianoforte solo at the Annual Birthday Celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. on 26 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
After spending some time in Perth she returned to Carnamah on Monday night 7 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
By the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 she had left the Carnamah district [P47]
Married Mervyn Maurice MENDELAWITZ in Perth in 1941 [66]
Worked with her husband in his pharmacy in Carnarvon and later in Perth [P47]
She was artistic, an accomplished pianist and a keen horsewoman [P47]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Alfred Cove [2]
Died 14 May 1971 in Perth WA; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 2, Rose Memorial, GG, 3) [2] [P47]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maud Veronica Iles / Mendelawitz' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 May 2019 from  [ sources ]

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