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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Mavis Muriel BYRNE / WEBSTER

Born 22 May 1919 in Fremantle, Western Australia [P137]
Daughter of Robert William BYRNE and Ann Elizabeth HARRISON [P116]
The first grandchild of Wannamal and Three Springs pioneer Edmund Keen BYRNE [P116]
Resided with her parents on a farm between Carnamah and Three Springs C.1922 to C.1930 [P116]
     Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from May 1925 to December 1925 [98]
     Student at the Three Springs State School in Three Springs in 1926 [98]
     Student at the Carnamah State School in Carnamah 1927-1930[P116]
Resided with her father's cousin Edmund K. WELLS and his wife Margaret on their farm in Carnamah in 1927 [P116]
     As it was seven miles to the school at Carnamah she lived in 1927 with her uncle Edmund and aunty Maggie WELLS [P116]
     She remarked that her Uncle Edmund always had sweets to give her while Aunty Maggie made her dresses [P116]
     Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah Saturday 15 October 1927, dressed as a "Rose" [9: 21-Oct-1927]
     After 12 months she returned to live with her parents [P116]
She, her brother Harry and later also her elder sisters were then driven to the school in Carnamah in a horse and buggy [P116]
     As an "Hawaiian Princess" she was the best dressed girl aged 9 to 11 at Carnamah's 1928 Children's Fancy Dress Ball [4: 14-Jul-1928]
     She won 1st prize for Sewing at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
     Came 3rd in the 9-11 years Girls Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
In 1930 or 1931 shifted with her parents to the Three Springs townsite, and then attended the Three Springs State School [P116]
     Won 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing and 2nd for a Pencil Drawing at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
After leaving school underwent brief training at the North Midlands District Hospital [P116]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a dress of old gold lace [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of shell pink georgette and lace [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Herself and Austin DURACK won the lucky spot dance at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Ball on 4 July 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of white marocain [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Won 1st prize for Plain Sponge cooked by girl over 14 and under 18 years at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing floral silk voil [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Later left Three Springs to undertake nursing training in Perth [P116]
Married pharmacist Leslie Edward WEBSTER on 21 January 1939 at Saint John's Church in Fremantle [P137]
Initially resided with her husband, and later two children, in Harvey where her husband worked as chemist [P116]
Herself and her husband were later the owners of a chemist shop and business in North Perth for a number of years [P116]
Later leased out the premises of the chemist shop in North Perth to run a larger chemist shop in Geraldton [P116]
Resided with her husband for a number of years in Perth suburb of Applecross; her husband passed away on 21 December 1991 [P116]
Following her husband’s death she shifted to Unit 24 at Saint Louis Retirement Village in the Perth suburb of Claremont [P116]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Mother of Judyth and Peter [P137]
Died 26 September 2007; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (General, Lawn J, 81) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mavis Muriel Byrne / Webster' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2024 from [reference list]

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