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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Maureen Elizabeth PATERSON / JENKINS

Born 11 October 1928 in Carnamah, Western Australia [P38] [4: 20-Oct-1928]
Daughter of "Tom" Thomas Forrest PATERSON and "Bessie" Elizabeth Mary SHARP [P38]
"Mr and Mrs T. Paterson are to be congratulated on the birth of a daughter, which took place at Carnamah on Thursday" [4: 20-Oct-1928]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah 1928-1942 [P38]
Educated at the Carnamah State School 1934-1942 and then attended Carmel College [P38]
Won the Under Six Girls Running Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Preparatory in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as an "Early Victorian" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Winner of the "Chasing Rooster" at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Won a 2nd prize for Cane & Raffia Work in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Came 2nd in the 7 Years Girls Running Race, and with Joyce M. TOWNSEND came 3rd in the 6, 7, & 8 Girls Siamese Race [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as "Valentine" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     Won the 8-11 Years Thread the Needle, came 2nd in the 8 years Girls Running Race and 3rd in the 6-8 Years Girls Alarm Race [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5: 14-May-1937]
Gave a recitation to the crowd of over 300 at the Community Concert at the Carnamah Hall on 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Girl Guides in 1940 [5: 20-Dec-1940]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1941 [5: 21-Nov-1941]
After leaving Carmel College worked for Margaret NIVEN at Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P38]
Trainee Nurse at Fremantle Hospital, completing her studies in 1949 [P38]
Spent a weekend with her parents in Carnamah during June 1946 [5: 28-Jun-1946]
During November 1948 she spent a holiday staying in Carnamah with her parents [5: 18-Nov-1948]
Married "Campbell" Allan Campbell JENKINS in 1949 [P38]
Having recently married and completed her final nursing examination, she holidayed in Carnamah during October 1949 [5: 27-Oct-1949]
Later worked as a Nurse for the Silver Chain in the Perth suburb of Hilton [P38]
Mother of John, Wendy and Lois [P38]


From The West Australian newspaper, 8 November 1928:
Births
"PATERSON – On October 11, 1928, at Carnamah, to Mr and Mrs T. F. Paterson a daughter – (Maureen Elizabeth). Scottish papers please copy."


From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 25 April 1949:
Engagements
"Mr and Mrs T. Paterson, of Carnamah, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their only daughter, Maureen, to Campbell, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Jenkins, of 56 Chester Street, South Fremantle."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maureen Elizabeth Paterson / Jenkins' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/maureen-elizabeth-paterson  [ sources ]




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