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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Viv" Vivian Mavis REYNOLDS / ARNOTT

Born 1914 in Capel, Western Australia [P99]
Daughter of "Fred" Norman Wilfred REYNOLDS and Edith WHALLY [P136]
Resided with her parents in Capel 1914-1927 and then in Carnamah 1927-1939 [P99]
Student at the Carnamah State School - was in Grade V in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
After leaving school she worked for local tailor Alfred E. NIND at 27 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P99]
In 1931, when the tailor left the district, she worked as a shop assistant in her father's general store in Carnamah [P99]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as an "Eastern Lady" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won a 1st prize for Sewing and a 2nd for Writing in the education section of the Carnamah Show in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Also won the Skipping Race in the Children's Sports at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival, on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended in Freak costume the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the local Roman Catholic Church's Building Fund Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
In September 1930 attended the Carnamah Show Ball in a frock of pink georgette and silver lace [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 in a dress of pink georgette and silver lace [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Came 2nd in the 14-16 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of tangerine georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Foundation Treasurer of the Younger Set of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 [5: 23-Jun-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Basketball Club - was Secretary in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Attended the CA Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 Sept 1933 in a dress of lemon georgette with effective butterfly bow [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball in Three Springs on 12 October 1933 in an apple green organdie dress [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On Saturday 4 February 1934 attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall [5: 9-Feb-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 Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a salmon pink georgette dress [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in a tangerine georgette frock with black sash [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1934 [5: 15-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
In red velvet dress attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Returned to Carnamah in mid March 1935 after spending a vacation of several weeks in Fremantle [5: 22-Mar-1935]
In early July 1935 was a patient at a Perth hospital receiving treatment for a facial poisoning she'd had for several weeks [5: 12-Jul-1935]
After months in Perth receiving medical treatment returned to Carnamah on Thursday night 12 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing pale green organdie [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Returned to Carnamah from Perth by car with Clifford A. C. SCHOLEFIELD and George W. BREWER on 30 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 11 July 1936 dressed in scarlet taffeta [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in ivory crepe de chine [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
After a month long holiday in Perth she returned to Carnamah on Thursday 28 January 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Returned to Carnamah on 16 February 1936 after several days at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 19-Feb-1937]
In early April 1937 she was a patient  and "progressing favourably" at the Arvo Hospital in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [5: 2-Apr-1937]
After some time in Perth receiving medical attention she returned home to Carnamah on Monday 26 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
In mid May 1937 she was a patient at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 14 & 21-May-1937]
Married John Thomas ARNOTT in the Perth suburb of Highgate on 26 December 1939[0: image 03037]
Her bridesmaid was Norma MCLEOD while best man was her brother Norman W. REYNOLDS [0: image 03037]
Resided in Manjimup following her marriage [0: image 03037]
Arrived in Carnamah on 22 November 1940 to spend a holiday with her parents [0: image 03949]
Gave birth to a son at the Saint John of God Hospital in the Perth suburb of Subiaco in 1942 [0: image 04189]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Trigg [2]
Died 9 September 1995; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (RC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 3, 25) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vivian Mavis Reynolds / Arnott' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/vivian-mavis-reynolds [reference list]




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