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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Priscilla Hill VINCE / GOOCH

Born 1898 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Alexander Alfred VINCE and Ann Elizabeth HINDLEY [15]
Resided with her parents on Hampton Farm in Greenough [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Worked as "Companion Help" at Yarrallah Farm on Beach Road in Dongara 1928-1930 [19]
Following an absence she returned to Dongara and resided there 1932-1935 [19]
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]
Attended the Annual Ball after the Three Springs Show in 1930 wearing lavender georgette with posy to tone [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Won 1st prizes for Collection of Fancy Work, Washed Piece of Fancy Work, Crochet Doyleys, Hand Worked Doyleys [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     and for the Best piece of Crochet Work and 2nd for Coloured Table Cloth at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5]
Married "Syd" Sydney Cornelius GOOCH on Wednesday 17 June 1936 at Saint James Church in Three Springs [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     She wore a flowing gown of white with puff sleeves and lace cuffs and carried a lilies of the valley bouquet [5]
     Her ladies in waiting were her sister-in-law Mrs Acie A. B. VINCE and Syd's married sister Mrs Fannie SEWELL [5]
Resided with her husband on Binderrie Farm in Three Springs [19]
They were tendered a social evening in honour of their marriage at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 2 July 1936 [5]
     During the evening, which consisted of dancing and speeches, they were presented with "a very fine dinner set" [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Awarded 1st prize for a Collection of Fancy Work at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5]
     Also received a 1st prize for a Piece of Crochet Work, 2nd prize for Supper Cloth, and 2nd prize for Doyleys [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association - served as President [206]
Steward of the Farm & Diary Produce section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1948 [262]
She donated playground equipment for the Country Women's Association rest room in Three Springs [206]
Following her husband's death in 1956 she continued to reside in Three Springs until at least 1975 [19]
Later resided at 4/225 Port Denison Drive in the coastal town of Port Denison[132]
Passed away at the age of 96 years at the Saint John of God Hospital in Geraldton [132]
Died 8 December 1994; buried Dongara Cemetery, Dongara WA (Anglican, Plot 16)[132]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Priscilla Hill Vince / Gooch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/priscilla-hill-vince [sources]




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