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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Rita Martha GALLASCH / HAIG

Born 11 August 1904 in Gladstone, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Johann Alfred GALLASCH and Johanna Caroline STAUDE [55]
Married "Clyde" John Clyde HAIG on 22 March 1926 in Norwood, South Australia[55]
Her husband and his parents and siblings shifted to farmland in Winchester, Western Australia in 1926 [P26]
Initially she remained in South Australia however joined the family in Winchester a short time later, in 1926 or 1927 [P26]
Resided in Winchester from C.1926 until 1955 [P26] [19]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held in Carnamah on 2 April 1929 in a dress of [4: 27-Apr-1929]
     "sunburst crepe de chine, brocaded Egyptian design in old gold and self tonings, waistline finished [4]
     with velvet sash and long ends falling below hem, and a shoulder posy of natural shaded carnations" [4]
One of the Judges at the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall in July 1929 [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held in Winchester on 10 August 1929 and 14 September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
One of the three Costume Judges at the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Along with her two children spent six weeks holiday in Unley, South Australia in early 1930 [4: 1-Feb-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Show Ball in September 1930 in a frock of midnight blue silver tissue and tulle [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Races on 2 October 1930 in a dress of blue chiffon with bodice of silver tissue [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 28 July 1932 in a gown of floral ninon and black georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Won 1st prize for a Supper Cloth with Crochet Edge at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the social evening tendered to Nell NORTHEY at the Winchester School on Saturday 29 June 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
During May 1935 Mrs ROBERTSON, mother of the teacher at the Winchester School, spend a holiday staying with her [5: 31-May-1935]
Attended the Show Ball held after the 1935 Carnamah Agricultural Show wearing "blue taffeta with silver lame coat" [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Accompanist on the piano at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance on 26 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Accompanist at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance in Winchester on 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Motored from Winchester to Perth on Thursday 2 July 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Costume Judge at the Coorow Tennis Club's Back to Childhood Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 22 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Attended the Show Ball held after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 dressed in violet marocain [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won 2nd prize for White Bread at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     Attended the Show Ball held at the Carnamah Hall after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 dressed in marina taffeta [5]
     Her sister Mrs Freda I. WILLING of South Australia, dressed in figured georgette, was also present at the 1936 Show Ball [5]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936 [5: 23-Jul-1936]
During January 1937 the former local teacher, Miss H. I. Jean ROBERTSON, spent a holiday with her in Winchester [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 in "violet Elizabeth crepe with trimmings of dull fuchsia" [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]
She and her husband were among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [489]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1943 [0: image 04232]
She travalled from Winchester to Perth by train on Monday 5 November 1945 [5: 9-Nov-1945]
Judge of the Knitting section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1947 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1947-1953 [0: images 04483 & 04717] [72]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1952 [0: image 04652]
Resided in Winchester until 1955 [19]
Resided at 44 Rome Road in the Perth suburb of Melville up until her death in 1995 [2]
Mother of "Brian" John Brian and "Rita" Margot Rita [25]
Died 22 February 1995; ashes scattered over the Rose Garden at the Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rita Martha Gallasch / Haig' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/rita-martha-gallasch [reference list]




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