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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Olga BARCLAY / GRAHAM

Born 1903 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Rev. Arthur Johnston BARCLAY and Maria May LILLYWHITE [4: 12-Jul-1930] [15]
Married Neil Maxwell GRAHAM in Perth in 1929 [66]
Resided with her husband at 31 Caron Street in Carnamah 1929-1934 [3] [4: 24-Aug-1929, 15-Dec-1934]
Aided the Carnamah Rifle Club in helping to organise and arrange their ball which was held in Carnamah in March 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club Ball on 20 April 1929 in georgette finished at shoulder with posy of autumn tints [4: 27-Apr-1929]
Her sister, Miss Winifred L. BARCLAY, spent a holiday staying with her in Carnamah in August 1929 [4: 24-Aug-1929]
Attended the Card Evening held at the home of Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 12 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
In September 1929 her brother Trevor BARCLAY spent his fortnight of school holidays in Carnamah and Winchester [4: 14 & 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of lavender taffeta [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Foundation Member in 1933 and Committee Member in 1934 of the Carnamah Repertory Club [5: 2-Jun-1933, 13-Apr-1934, 30-Nov-1934]
Attended the social and address on Home Mission work by her father, Rev. BARCLAY, in Carnamah on 10 July 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
On 17 July 1933 attended the American Gift Evening held in Carnamah in aid of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Rendered two recitations at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Inaugural Concert on Monday 21 August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933] [72]
     Her two recitations, The Dime Museum and As His Mother Used To Do, were said to have "entertained considerably" [5]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on Saturday 2 September 1933 in a dress of rose pink georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Gave a lecture on "Gesture" to the members of the Carnamah Repertory Club on 18 October 1933 [5: 6-Oct-1933]
Rendered a recitation at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fete and Concert held in Carnamah on 2 November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Played Alicia Pemberton in "Wayside Wars" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 2nd Concert on 30 November 1933 [5: 1-Dec-1933]
Performed a recitation at the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 22 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Methodist Home Mission Social held in Carnamah on Tuesday 24 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Her sister Miss Winifred BARCLAY B Sc., Dip, Ed. spent a holiday staying with her in Carnamah in May 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
Played an accomplished Lady Newton in "Pearly Pearls" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 3rd Concert on 26 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1934 [5: 29-Jun-1934]
The members of the Carnamah Repertory Club tendered her a farewell evening on Wednesday 28 November 1934 [5: 30-Nov-1934]
     The farewell was held at the home of Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN and consisted of dancing, singing, bridge and supper [5]
     After supper the club expressed their regret at her pending departure from Carnamah and presented her with a white handbag [5]
During the same week she was also farewelled by her lady friends during an afternoon tea at Mrs Winifred ROBERTSON's home [5]
     Her friends wished her the best of luck and concluded in singing For She's a Jolly Good Fellow and Auld Lang Syne [5: 29-Jun-1934]
Along with her husband left Carnamah on Friday 7 December 1934 and shifted to Southern Cross [4: 15-Dec-1934]
Her father Rev. Arthur J. BARCLAY baptised her daughter Patricia Winifred GRAHAM in Southern Cross on 22 February 1937 [84]
Librarian at Methodist Ladies College in the Perth suburb of Claremont in the 1960s [P8]
During her time at Methodist Ladies College her sister Winifred worked there as a Mathematics Teacher [P8]
She and her sister Winifred resided together at 14 Rosendo Street in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [P8]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Died 25 March 1989; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Rose Memorial, 7B, 8) [2]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 14 January 1928:
"The engagement is announced of Mr. Neil Graham, the well known solicitor of Carnamah, to Miss Olga Barclay, daughter of the Rev. A. J. and Mrs. Barclay of West Leederville."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Olga Barclay / Graham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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