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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Nancy Mavis PHILLIS / PIKE

Born 29 October 1910 in Hyde Park, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Isaac Edwin PHILLIS and Katherine KEOUGH [55]
Married "Dick" Richard Alick PIKE on 2 January 1932 at Saint Hugh's Church in Cowell, South Australia [55]
Her husband took over The North Midland Times newspaper in Carnamah, Western Australia during March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Resided with her husband and daughters in Carnamah, Western Australia from 1935 to 1938 [19]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 17-Jul-1936, 7-May-1937]
Owing to illness she was an inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital during the first week of July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Gave birth to a daughter at doctor Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Carnamah Private Hospital on Wednesday 9 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 7 December 1935 as a "Dutch Lady" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Leap Year Ball in Carnamah on 29 February 1936 in black net with bands of corded taffeta and cape [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Wore a black taffeta gown with net to the Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 11 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as "Bell Boys" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 3 September 1936 dressed in black net [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won 1st prize for Portraits in the Photography section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in black net [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Played one of the servants in the play "No Servants" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
She appears to have been the local press-woman for The West Australian newspaper in 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
In January 1937 her cousin Cyril J. PHILLIS of South Australia spent a holiday staying with her family in Carnamah [5: 8 & 15-Jan-1937]
Her cousin was the Men's Champion of the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 - hosted some of their meetings at her home [5: 19-Feb-1937, 9-Jul-1937]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "black net and taffeta" [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]
Ladies Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937[5: 7-May-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in black net and taffeta [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Played the mother in the play "The Dangerous Age" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Social of the Carnamah Golf Club Associates at the home of Mrs Millie G. LEITHHEAD on 9 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Gave a demonstration of handmade flowers at the monthly meeting of the Carnamah C.W.A. on Saturday 7 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Played a young lover in the play "Meet the Family" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Steward of the Fancywork section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Ladies Hairdresser in Gardiner Street, Moora in 1942 [0: image 04124]
Also visited Carnamah to cut ladies hair in 1942; bookings could be made in Carnamah with Mrs G. A. FERGUSON [0: image 04124]
Mother of Claire and Julith [235: 7-Apr-1933] [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Died 1991; ashes interred at the Northwest Crematorium Memorial Garden in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia [275]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Nancy Mavis Phillis / Pike' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/nancy-mavis-phillis [sources]




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