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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


May Minnie Annie BOTHE / KAU

Born 1 November 1889 in Hampstead, South Australia [55]
Daughter of "Heinie" Heinrich Wilhelm BOTHE and "Mina" Eliza Wilhelmina NEWMAN [55]
Resided with her parents in Hampstead and later near the Adelaide Hills in South Australia where her father ran a hotel [P15]
Around 1894 shifted with her parents and brothers to Western Australia [P15]
Resided at various localities in Perth while her father continued running hotels and then on a farming property in Wagerup WA [P15]
In 1910 shifted from Wagerup to Coorow with her parents and brothers Charles and Baxter [P15]
Resided on Inglewood Farm in Coorow 1910-1914 [P15]
Came 3rd in the Single Ladies' Race at the Coorow Farmers' Progress Association's Picnic & Sports on 7 October 1911 [39: 12-Oct-1911]
Married "Fred" Frederick John KAU in Perth in 1914 [66]
Resided with her husband on Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow from 1914 until the Second World War [P15]
Assisted the Coorow Hall Committee with the Official Opening of the Coorow Agricultural Hall on 1 February 1923 [9: 23-Feb-1923]
She was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Won 2nd prize for Cakes at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
By 1932 was the owner of 781 acres of farmland in Coorow being Victoria Locations 5791, 5792 and 5793 [3]
Her 781 acres made up part of Meadow Dale Farm and around 1953 was transferred into her son Harry's name [3]
Hosted a 21st birthday for her daughter Olive at their home on Meadow Dale Farm on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended her father's surprise 75th birthday in Coorow on Tuesday evening 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Advertised in April 1937 that she wanted a "General Help" for her good home with wages of 15/- per week [5: 23-Apr-1937]
During the Second World War she left Coorow and shifted to Tenth Avenue in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [P15]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Inglewood from then until her death in 1978 [2]
Mother of Olive and Harry [14]
Died 1 May 1978 in Perth; ashes interred at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row R, Plot 7) [P15]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'May Minnie Annie Bothe / Kau' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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