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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 15 December 1894 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Abraham ANDREW and Ellen BURTON [55]
Married "Tom" Thomas Henry PERRY on 3 January 1915 in Moonta, South Australia[55]
Along with Tom and their then five children left Paskeville, South Australia in an Overland Whippet car on 26 March 1930 [P20]
The journey was made on a two wheeled track across the Nullarbor with all petrol and supplies on the running board of the car [P45]
Once they got as far as Merredin they left the main track and began following the rabbit proof fence towards Carnamah [P45]
Arrived in Carnamah at 8 p.m. on Thursday 3 April 1930 [P20]
Initially resided with her husband and five children on FRANCIS Bros' East End Farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah [P19]
For a short time taught her three children of school going age by correspondence before they attended the Billeroo State School [P20]
Provided afternoon tea for the tennis match between Gimlet Hill and Inering clubs at their home on 25 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for George AUNGER in Carnamah on Sunday 2 October 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
During the 1934-35 financial year she purchased Arthur ALFIERI's 838 acre farm in Carnamah [3]
The 838 acres was Lot M1083 of Victoria Location 1935 situated on the south side of the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [3] [62]
Resided with her family at 45 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite and her children attended the Carnamah State School [P19]
Then shifted to a house on HOLLINGSWORTH's farm and her children once more attended the Billeroo State School [P19]
Resided for a period with her family in a house on HOLLINGSWORTH's farm prior to a house being built on their own property [P19]
Her husband named their 838 acre farm Karkarilla after a mine of the same name in Moonta, South Australia [P45]
Resided on Karkarilla Farm on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road in Carnamah [P19]
In the later 1930s and early 1940s ran a piggery on the farm [0: images 02915, 03033 & 03051]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1932 [13]
Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for a Sheaf of Green Oats for Hay at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Paid £2/10/- in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board during the 1933-34 financial year for killing five foxes [300]
Along with her husband and Moray and Eliza AUNGER travelled to South Australia for a holiday in January 1934 [5: 26-Jan-1934]
They returned to Western Australia by the ship Katoomba, arriving in Fremantle on Monday 12 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
She and her husband attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance at the Carnamah Hall on the evening of Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Winchester Methodist Church Ladies Guild and later a member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild [P80]
Helped run the Afternoon Tea Stall at the Presbyterian Church Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Won 1st prize for 1934 grown Oaten Hay at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Purchased a new Sunshine harvester from local agent Oswald S. SOWERBY in November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Along with her husband and children travelled from Carnamah to Perth by car on Monday 10 January 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Sold four pigs at 16/6 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 11 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Sold 22 sheep suckers at 17/7 and two pigs at £2/3/6 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd on 9 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Motored from Carnamah to Perth with her husband and children on Thursday 4 February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
     They were accompanied by Mrs Gladys E. POTTER and daughter, and Mrs Ester F. MULLIGAN and her three children [5]
Attended the very largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in black georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association [P45]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Vice President in 1943-44 [0: image 04247]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's management board in 1947 [0: image 04468]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild - was President in 1951[0: image 04622]
Retired with husband to 13 Yarra Street in Carnamah town, leaving the farm to be run by their elder children [P45]
Remained the freehold owner of Karkarilla Farm (Lot M1083) until selling it to her son Allan in 1956 [3] [61]
Along with her husband left Carnamah in 1960 [P45] and shifted to Liverpool Street in Safety Bay WA [3]
Later returned with her husband to Carnamah and once more resided at their house at 13 Yarra Street [P45]
On 23 July 1973 shifted with her husband Tom to the newly constructed Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs [147]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs until her death at the age of 83 years [147]
Mother of Eileen, Mervyn, Gordon, Kita, Allen, Maurice, Von and Shirley [P45]
Died 17 August 1980 in Three Springs; buried at Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row C, Plot 13) [1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ruby Andrew / Perry' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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