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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Rae BATTERSBY / HARRIS

Born 13 December 1934 in Carnamah, Western Australia [P335]
Son of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
Resided with her parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
She and her brother Donald were baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 3 February 1935 [84]
Student at the Coorow State School [P335]
Won a 1st for Handwriting and a 2nd for Ornamental Patchwork exhibited at the Victory Show in Carnamah in 1945 [5: 21-Sep-1945]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1946 she received for Standard VI a 1st for Handwriting and 2nd for Needlework [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Competed in the Carnamah & District Inter-School Sports held in Carnamah on 26 September 1946 [5: 4-Oct-1946]
     She and Betty MELVIN, also of Coorow, came 3rd in the Three Legged Race for Girls 12 Years & Under [5]
Exhibited in the in Educational section at 9th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on 5 September 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
    Won 1st prize for Handwriting (Standard VI), 2nd for Needlework (Standard VI) and 1st for Needlework (Standard VII) [5]
While at the Coorow State School she won a scholarship in 1946 and attended secondary school at Perth Modern [39: 26-Oct-1946] [P335]
Awarded 1st for Knitted Article by girl under 16 at the 11th Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
After two years at Teachers' Training College in Claremont she taught for three years in Northam and then Dowerin [P335]
Married Kenneth John HARRIS.in Perth in 1957 [66]
Did some relief teaching in 1965 and 1966 in Pinjarra region of Western Australia [41]
Later resided in the Perth hills suburb of Kelmscott [2]
Mother of Christine, Nicholas, Wendy and Justin [P335]
Died on 23 August 2010; buried at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (A West, G0016) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rae Battersby / Harris' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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