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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Vera Gladys HILL / MCCOOKE

Born 15 December 1908 in Crystal Brook, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Alfred John HILL and Gertrude Annie CHAPPELL [55]
Married "Ken" Kenneth Walker McCOOKE on 24 September 1934 in Beverley, Western Australia [P269]
Resided with her husband on Saint Mary's Farm in Winchester from 1934 to the 1960s [3] [19] [P175]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club from  1934-35 [4: 22-Dec-1934]
     Committee Member of the Winchester Tennis Club from 1935-36 to 1937-38  [5: 30-Aug-1935, 21-Aug-1936, 20-Aug-1937]
Returned to Winchester in late January 1935 after spending a holiday staying with her parents in Beverley [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Her mother, brother and sister accompanied her back to Winchester and after staying a week returned to Beverley [5: 1-Feb-1935]
During early May 1935 Miss J. ROBIN of Perth spent a holiday staying with herself and her husband in Winchester [5: 10-May-1935]
Won 1st for Baby Set and 2nd for Maid's Dress and Article Made From Fleece at the 1935 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Won the Ladies Euchre Prize at the Winchester Tennis Club's Euchre Tournament & Dance on Saturday 29 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Awarded 1st prize for Baby Set in the Fancy Work section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Winner of Euchre at the Winchester Tennis Club's Social at the School Hall in Winchester on Saturday 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Very successfully competed in the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tennis Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
     Received trophies for winning the Ladies Handicap Doubles with Alice M. PETHICK and the Ladies Handicap Singles [5]
Hosted a ladies' afternoon for Alice M. PETHICK, organised by herself and Mrs Edith B. ADAMS, on 29 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Won 2nd prize for Child Studies in the Amateur Photography section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Foundation President of Winchester's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1942 and 1943 [0: images 02972, 04121]
Steward of the Preserves section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1949 [13]
Won the trophy for gaining the most points in the Needlework section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1956 [4: 21-Sep-1956]
     Away from her exhibiting in the Show she was the judge for the Preserves and Farm Produce sections [4: 21-Sep-1956]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was Secretary in 1957 [4: 15-Mar-1957]
After leaving the farm resided in Carnamah town - initially in Macpherson Street and later in Caron Street [P269]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Left Carnamah and shifted with her husband to Duncraig WA in 1978 [P175]; of Duncraig until her death in 1989 [2]
Mother of Malcolm and Helen [P269]
Died 29 October 1989; ashes dispersed at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vera Gladys Hill / McCooke' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/vera-gladys-hill [reference list]




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