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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Thelma Jean BOTHE / BINGHAM

Born 7 November 1917 in Perth, Western Australia [99]
Daughter of Charles Cleaver BOTHE and Margaret MCGILL [14]
Resided with her parents on Glenfield Farm in Coorow [50]
Student at Perth College in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [215]
Her father listed her as a prospective student in applications to have the closed Coorow State School reopened in January 1930 [215]
Following the reopening of the Coorow State School on 10 February 1930 she was the first student to be enrolled [215]
Student at the Coorow State School in Coorow 1930-1932 and then at the Dominican Ladies College in Dongara [99] [215]
Won 1st prizes for Handwork and a Crayon Drawing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club’s Monster Ball in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 in a powder blue satin dress [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Received 1st prize for Yeast Buns made by a girl under 18 years at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU’s 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in green silk velvet and silver [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON’s birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the surprise 75th birthday for her grandfather Heinrich W. BOTHE in Coorow on Tuesday 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in eau de nil silk velvet [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 in pale green silk velvet and silver lame cord girdle en suite [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]
Partook in the Empire Parade as “Britannia” at the Anglican Church’s Annual Ball in Three Springs on 17 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
By 1939 she was listed on electoral rolls with an occupation of Dressmaker [50]
Her engagement to Jack BINGHAM of Coorow was announced in February 1939 [39: 15-Fev-1939]
Married “Jack” John Herbert BINGHAM on Saturday 27 January 1940 at Saint Mary's Church in West Perth [81: 28-Jan-1940]
     Her dress was of white chiffon over taffeta with a corselet, sleeves and short train embroidered in silver [81]
     She wore a Tudor bonnet of hair-braid and bridal lace with a small spray of orange blossoms to hold her short tulle veil [81]
     Her bridesmaids were Dorothy JACKS and Dorothy RUMSEY while her brother Albert was one of the groomsman [81]
She and her husband resided in Coorow in 1940 and 1941 [19]
By 1943 her husband was a soldier and they were living at 67 Malcolm Street in West Perth [50]
They resided in the Perth suburb of Inglewood for a number of years - at 237 Ninth Ave in 1949 and 140 Tenth Ave in the 1950s [50]
In 1963 and 1966 they were living at 117 The Strand in the Perth suburb of Bedford [50]
Mother of John and Beverley [39: 7-Aug-1948]


From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 28 January 1940:
Wedding - Bride Chooses Tudor Headdress
    "St. Mary’s Church, Colin Street, was the scene of the wedding yesterday of Miss Thelma Bothe, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs C.C. Bothe, of Coorow, to Mr John Bingham, elder son of Mr and Mrs H. Bingham, of Manjimup. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Curtis, an old friend of the bride’s family.
     The bride, given away by her father, chose a picture frock of white chiffon over taffeta with a corselet embroidered in silver to match the silver embroidery on the sleeves and short train. A tudor bonnet of hair-braid and bridal lace with a small spray of orange blossom, held the short cut tulle veil in place, and she carried a trailing sheaf of water lilies.
     Her bridesmaids were Misses Dorothy Jacks and Dorothy Rumsey, with Messrs. Eric Bradley and Albert Bothe attending the groom. The maids were frocked alike in deep salmon marquisette over taffeta, in picture style, finished with buttons at the front. The tiger lilies with tulle bows falling in ends at the back formed their headdress, and they carried shallow gold baskets of tiger lilies. Mrs C. Mallett did the floral work.
     Among those present were Mr and Mrs B.D. Bothe, Mr H.W. Bothe, Mr and Mrs R.B. McGill, Mr and Mrs J. McGill, Mr and Mrs T.S. McGill, Mr and Mrs J. Thomson, Mrs J. McGill sen., Mr and Mrs J. Ransom, Mr and Mrs W. Jacks, Mr A. Clelland, Mr and Mrs Curtis, Mr and Mrs G. Morcombe, Mr and Mrs B, Sanders, Mr and Mrs P.T. Morcombe, Mr and Mrs Folland, Mr and Mrs Hunt, Mr and Mrs E. Bradley, Mr and Mrs Patton, Mrs B. Waldeck, Misses Olive Kau, E. Nolan, N. Clelland, J. Hunt, M. Greenwood, Madge Jones; Messrs R. Bothe, V. Bothe, Harry Kau, Bert McGill, Ald Brambsby, C. Bothe, M. Bothe, W. Jacks, W. Brumby and A.C. Bothe."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thelma Jean Bothe / Bingham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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