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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 9 November 1904 in Maylands, Western Australia [P298]
Daughter of Charles Challoner CHOPIN and Gertie NOTTLE [15]
Grew up in the Perth suburb of Maylands and was educated at the Maylands Primary School [P298]
After leaving school she cared for her unwell mother and worked as a waitress at a hotel [P298]
Married "Fred" Frederick Rainforth BEBBINGTON in Carnarvon on 19 November 1928[P298]
Initially resided with her husband in Mullewa, where he was the contractor for the mail run from Mullewa to Dairy Creek [P298]
After leaving Mullewa they lived in Perth before buying the lease for and running the Kukerin Hotel in Kukerin [P298]
Remained in Kukerin for a short time and they then purchased the lease for a newsagency in the Perth suburb of Maylands [P298]
In 1939 they left Perth and shifted to Dongara after purchasing the lease for the Dongara Hotel, which they ran until 1945 [P298]
Herself and her husband were Manageress and Manager of the Mingenew Hotel in Mingenew in 1946 and 1947 [P298]
Along with her husband and their two sons shifted to Carnamah in 1948 after purchasing the lease for the Carnamah Hotel [P298]
Her husband was Publican and Licensee of the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1948-1962 [P298]
     Resided with her husband and two sons in an upstairs portion of the hotel consisting of two rooms and a verandah [P298]
     They had their meals in the staff dining room at the hotel[P298]
     She managed the accommodation and dining room of the Carnamah Hotel [P298]
They advertised the hotel in the Show Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1949 [13]
     "Everything of the Very Best at the Carnamah Hotel (The Popular House of the North Midlands)" [13]
     "Swan Bear always on tap! Served under the most up-to-date hygienic conditions" [13]
     "In the Bars and in the House : Comfort, Service and Civility" [13]
     "Dinning Room and House under the personal supervision of Mrs. Bebbington" [13]
     "Fred Bebbington is the Licensee (Formerly of Dongara and Mingenew)   No. 3 -- Telephone -- No. 3" [13]
Herself and her husband contributed financially to most local organisations and sporting bodies [P298]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association [P298]
Her sister and brother-in-law Mavis and John BROOKES also resided in Carnamah[4: 21-Mar-1958]
In 1962 herself and her husband retired, left Carnamah and shifted to the Perth suburb of Innaloo [P298]
Resided at 351 Scarborough Beach Road in the Perth suburb of Innaloo from 1962 until her husband's death in 1986 [P298]
Following her husband's death she moved into a nursing home in Subiaco, where she died at the age of 89 years [2] [P298]
Mother of Ivan and Keith [P298]
Died 13 September 1994; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (VC Section, Niche Wall, W8, 7) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thelma Pearl Chopin / Bebbington' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 March 2024 from [reference list]

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