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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Vera May HANSTRUM / BOOTH

Born 1912 [15]
Domestic worker in Carnamah 1928-1938 [4] [5] [19]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball at the town hall on 18 May 1929 in a dress of blue crepe de chine [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 as "Parcel Express Delivery" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 in a shell crepe de chine dress [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Dressed as the "Sunday Times" she attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in peacock crepe de chine [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society (M.U.O.F.S.) in 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 13-Nov-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in turquoise crepe de chine [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 12 May 1937 dressed in "peacock blue marocain" [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]
Won the prize for Best Poster as "MacRobertson's Sweets" at the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Married "Jack" John Henry BOOTH in 1938 [66]
Resided with her husband in Carnamah from 1938 [19] until 1952 [P213]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1938 [0: image 03781]
Left Carnamah in December 1941 to reside in Perth WA [0: image 04057]
Returned to live in Carnamah in March 1942 [0: image 04084]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1946 and 1947 [0: images 04394 & 04478]
Member of the Carnamah R.S.L. Women's Auxiliary - was Vice President in 1948[0: image 04506]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Eneabba in the 1960s [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Mother of Patricia and Barry [P213]
Died 22 August 1993; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (VC, Ground Niche, C, 15) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vera May Hanstrum / Booth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/vera-may-hanstrum [sources]




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