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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Maud Victoria HAWKINS / ILES

Born 28 June 1886 [P47] in London, England [21]
Daughter of Thomas HAWKINS and Alice Ann CONNOLLY [P47]
Married "Jack" John Edward ILES in 1906 in Perth, Western Australia [P47]
Resided with her husband in North Perth until 1923 when they shifted to a soldier settlement farm in Carnamah [P47]
Settled with her husband and their two children on Lot 13 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P47]
Resided with her husband on Lot 13 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah from 1923 until 1940 [P47]
On 15 August 1923 purchased 765 acres of nearby virgin land from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 765 acres was Lot M1023 of Victoria Location 1935 and cost £544, payable by instalments over 15 yeas [27]
Won the special prize for scones and 1st prize for sponge cake at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the local farewell for Jack and Annie LYNCH at the home of Mr and Mrs Roger W. CLARK on 6 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Won 1st prize for Plain Scones and 2nd prize for Fancy Scones at the Carnamah Show on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of blue georgette [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Her mother spent a holiday of some weeks staying with them at Inering before returning to Perth on 4 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Attended the Inering School Dance at the Carnamah Hall on the evening of Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
After a holiday in Perth herself, her daughter Maud and Miss Gladys WYLIE returned to Carnamah on 24 February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 in a gown of navy blue marocain trimmed with white [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 29 February 1936 wearing green floral georgette [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Drove to Perth on 30 March 1936 accompanied by her daughter Maud, Miss C. Jessie WYLIE and Mrs Petronilla ROCCHI [5]
     After spending a short holiday together in Perth the four of them returned to Carnamah on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3 & 17-Apr-1936]
Her mother returned to Perth on Monday 15 June 1936 after spending three weeks with them in Carnamah [5: 19-Jun-1936]
After another holiday with them in Carnamah her mother returned to Perth on Thursday 22 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in black georgette and lace [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in figured marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Costume Judge at the Carnamah Girls Club's Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
In February 1937 herself, her husband and their daughter "Maudie" spent a holiday in Perth [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Herself and her husband motored to Perth on Thursday 24 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Steward in Charge of the Confectionary section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Show on 8 September 1938 [13]
In 1940 held a clearing sale in which she sold her and her husband's sheep, horses, cattle, plant, machinery and furniture [0: image 03054]
In early 1940 leased her 765 acres and along with her husband left Carnamah and shifted to North Perth WA [0: image 03054 & 6] [P47]
Resided with her husband at 412 Charles Street in North Perth and then on their own orchard at Mundaring in the Perth hills [P47]
From 1946 to 1948 leased her 765 acres of farmland in Carnamah to Kenneth J. SIVYER; sold him the 765 acres on 27 May 1948 [3]
Later retired with her husband in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2] [P47]
Mother of "Jack" John Ernest and Maud Veronica ILES [P47]
Died 25 February 1968 in Perth WA; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, BC, 362) [2] [P47]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maud Victoria Hawkins / Iles' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

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