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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


May Elizabeth Rose TURNER / AUNGER

Born 17 April 1911 in Fremantle, Western Australia [15] [45]
Daughter of Arthur John PROCKTOR and Clara Rose COX [P9]
     Her father, late of Gingin, died at the age of 39 years on 22 April 1913 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
     In 1916 she was living with her widowed mother, brother Bill and sister Emily at 37 Hulbert Street in Fremantle [50]
     Later in 1916 her mother married her stepfather "Charlie" Charles William John TURNER [66]
One afternoon in October 1916 they left their home in Fremantle and caught the suburban train to Midland Junction [P399]
     That evening they caught the train from Midland Junction up to Carnamah - travelling all night on hard bench seats [P399]
     They were met at the railway station by her stepfather and they then travelled out to his farm with a horse and sulky [P399]
     Her stepfather walked ahead holding the horse, her brother walked behind and her mother, sister and herself in the sulky [P399]
Resided in Carnamah from 1916 until 2002 [P11]
On her arrival in Carnamah all that made up the 'town' was the railway station, DAVIESON's store and PARKIN's house [P11]
Initially resided with her mother and stepfather on Karragee Farm in Carnamah [P96]
     The farm was initially 794 acres in size consisting of Lots M954 and M955 of Victoria Locations 1934 and 1936 [27]
Won the Girls 8-10 Years Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations held in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Awarded a 1st prize for Pads and a 2nd for Writing in the children's section of the Annual Show in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
While her mother was out helping her stepfather one day she took the bread out of the oven and her hair caught on fire [P83]
      She ran out to the paddock screaming with her hair on fire however was fortunate enough to not get burnt [P83]
Worked and resided at Chitter and Flo BROWN's "Carnamah Hostel" at 13-15 Caron Street, Carnamah [P11] [P225]
She was often called upon to look after Ross, Max and Bill SHERIDAN when Mrs Ivy M. SHERIDAN was unwell [P11]
Spent time working as a cook and later housekeeper in Carnamah for Dr and Mrs ROSENTHAL and Sister LAWTON [P11]
     During the time she was housekeeper for Dr ROSENTHAL her sister Emily was working for him doing the cooking [P11]
     Continued to work for Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL at 14 Robertson Street in Carnamah until his death in 1939 [P11]
During the 1940s she worked at "Wells and Wells Pyramid Tearooms" at 10 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P11]
      While working for Edmund K. and Margaret A. WELLS she resided in the boarding house which adjoined the tearooms [P22]
Married local farmer "Moray" Maurice Simon Boucaut AUNGER [P11]
     Resided with her husband at 12 Robertson Street in Carnamah[P11]
     Their home in Robertson Street was telephone number Carnamah-35 [60]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as a "Flower Girl" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Attended the Masquerade Ball held in Carnamah on 14 May 1927 and won a prize for her "Amgoorie Coffee" costume [4: 21-May-1927]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
On Thursday 8 August 1929 attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall as a "Circus Girl" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Building Fund Ball in Carnamah on 24 May 1930 in floral figured crepe de chine [4: 31-May-1930]
Dressed as the "Sunday Times" she attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Race Ball on 2 October 1933 in a dress vieux rose crepe de chine with silver lace dipped at back [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show in September 1930 in a frock of cerise crepe de chine [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of biscuit georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of black georgette and lace [5: 8-Sep-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-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 Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended her sister Emily's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a petunia satin dress with puff sleeves [5: 18-May-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]
Wore a gown of lemon oatmeal marocain with gold trimmings to the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Won 2nd prize for a Bouquet exhibited the Cut Flowers section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 7 December 1935 as a poster for "Weeties" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball conducted by the Carnamah C.W.A. at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 [5]
     She attended in fancy dress as a "Merry-Go-Round" and received a Special Prize for being one of the best dressed [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Most Original with her sister Emily as "Things of the Past" at the Masquerade Ball in Carnamah in 5 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
After a holiday in the Perth suburb of Inglewood herself and her sister Emily returned to Carnamah on 11 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in amethyst marocain [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 wearing "navy blue lace, rose on shoulder" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
In 1938 the Carnamah R.S.L. presented her with a badge for service as a member of the Carnamah Girls Club [155]
Member of the Carnamah Ladies' Rifle Shooting Club in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 02933 & 04116]
Member of the Carnamah Girls Club - was President in 1944 [0: image 04579]
She was one of the organisers of the Children's Christmas Tree held in Carnamah in 1946 [0: image 04404]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon at the Carnamah Shire Council Chambers on 13 October 1982 [7: page 251] [253]
Following her husband's death in 1961 she continued to live at 12 Robertson Street until March 2002 [P194]
Resided at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from March 2002 until her death in 2006 [P194]
Attended her brother Bert TURNER's surprise 80th Birthday Party at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 25 June 2005 [P8]
Died at the age of 94 years on 15 April 2006; cremated at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton [45]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'May Elizabeth Rose Turner / Aunger' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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