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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mignonne Therese PARKER / MEYER

Born 11 October 1923 in Three Springs, Western Australia [P6]
Daughter of "Lou" Louis Patrick PARKER and "Ettie" Mary Helena FLYNN [P6]
Resided with her parents at 5 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1923-1935 [P6]
Baptised on 4 November 1923 by Father P. James TYMONS of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [91]
Sponsors of her baptism were her father's good friend Harold NAIRN and her mother's relative Queenie Estell BOAR [91]
She was a train bearer at the wedding of Bob GRANT and Millie PARKIN in Carnamah during August 1927 [4: 20-Aug-1927]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Early Victorian" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1929 with her brother Alaric, dressed as "Early Victorians" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1930-1935 [P6] [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 dressed as a "Poppy" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
At the conclusion of 1933 received the prize for the most hardworking student in Grade IV at the Carnamah State School [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won 1st prizes for Needlework and Cane & Raffia Work at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
The next week at the Three Springs Agricultural Show she also won 1st prizes for Needlework and Cane & Raffia Work [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 27 October 1934 dressed as a "Spanish Dancer" [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Won 1st prizes for Cane & Raffia Work and Needlework and 2nd for Writing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Along with five others visited Three Springs on Thursday 17 October 1935 to sit for her scholarship examination [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Competed in the tennis match between the girls of the Carnamah and Winchester state schools on 26 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as an "Egyptian" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
As an Egyptian Couple herself and her brother Alaric received the prize for Best Dressed Couple at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball [5]
Competed in the tennis match between the Carnamah and Billeroo-Winchester schools on Friday 8 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Left Carnamah on Monday 16 March 1936 to further her studies at Saint Joseph's Convent School in Fremantle [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Herself and her brother Vaughan both spent a holiday with their parents in Carnamah in early August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Accompanied by her cousin Esme M. T. FLYNN she returned to Carnamah for the Christmas holidays in 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Along with her parents and brother Alaric left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Friday 29 January 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Married "Geoff" Geoffrey Neville MEYER in Perth in 1948 [66]
Her husband had previously resided in Three Springs where his stepfather was the local policeman [P429]
In 1949, at which time her husband was a student, they were living at 22 Coode Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [50]
Following in her brother Leo's footsteps, her husband worked as a Naval Psychologist [P506]
When her husband's grandmother Annie MEYER died in 1950 they were living in Tasmania [39: 11-Sep-1950]
By 1954 they were living at 9 Orrong Avenue in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston [50]
They later moved to Canberra and in 1963 were living at 36 Dalrymple Street in the Canberra suburb of Red Hill [50]
Died 12 February 1977 in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia [P6]
Her husband passed away in Saratoga, New South Wales, Australia on 22 February 1990 [P506]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mignonne Therese Parker / Meyer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mignonne-therese-parker [sources]




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