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Gwen MILLHOUSE

Gwen MILLHOUSE

Female 1917 - 2009  (92 years)

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  • Name Gwen MILLHOUSE  [1
    Born 30 Jan 1917  Moorak SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Achievements/Education 28 Jan 1939  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    TECHNICAL SCHOOL'S CONTINUED PROGRESS;
    ENROLMENTS SHOW INCREASE. Creditable Examination Results. A further increase in enrolments and very creditable examination results were reported by the President of the Technical School council, Mr. Wm. Hay, at the annual prize distribution on Thursday night.
    The function was the most largely attended for many years, and seating accommodation, proved quite inadequate. Mr. Hay, who presided, expressed pleasure at the attendance of such an unexpectedly large gathering, and apologised for the shortage of
    seats. The Mayor and Mayoress (Mr. and Mrs. W.' E. Pyne) were among those present, and members of the School Council who supported the President were Messrs. Alex Cameron, G. C. Barnard, F. C. Addison, C. H. Tomkins and H. G. Dunning. The new District Inspector of Schools (Mr. A. Paul) was also present. He was cordially welcomed by the President and introduced to the gathering. President's Report. In presenting the report of the work and general activities of the Technical school year 1938, Mr. Hay said he was very pleased to note that the enrolments and examination successes. were slightly ahead of
    the previous year. The number of students in the various classes were as follows:
    Dressmaking-Mount Gambier 89, Tantanoola 10, Gloncoe 14, Kalangadoo 16, Milllcent 28, Naracoorte 27, Penola 21; Total 205. Art subjects (16 different subjects) 73, bookkeeping 17, shorthand 21, business correspondence and typewriting 26, general woodworking 20, dairy technology 11, invalid
    cookery 11. EXAMINATIONS One hundred and forty-eight students sat for the Country Technical School Examination; of these 127 were successful, an average of over 85 per
    cent.The Kilsby trophy, presented cach year by Mr, G. H, Kilsby to the student "who obtains the best examination results, has this year been won by Margaret Betty Hosldng,
    who passed with credit in three commercial'subjects. Prizes have also been awarded to:-Eileen Kluge (special prize)-four commercial passes. Margaret B. Hosking-Book-keeping grade I, Gwen Millhouse-Dressmaking grade I. Margaret C. Dixon-Dressmaking
    grade II. Una Gammon-Dressmaking
    grade III. Ailsa M. Clode-Bookbind
    ing grade I, Marie A. Ewens-Wooc^
    carving grade II, Valerie B, Webster
    Plant drawing grade I. John Keily- <
    Dairy technology grade I, Michael
    Thurlbeck-General woodwork grade
    I. Lorna B. Higginbottom-invalid ;
    cookery grade I. Free tuition in the next higher grade has been awarded to Gwen
    Millhouse-Dressmaking grade I.  
    Died 2 May 2009  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • In Gwen Millhouse biography written in the original BRB it states Gwens birth at 30 Jan 1917 and repeats that date for her marriage to Doug Ashby. However there is evidence attached to her profile stating she was still being educated in 1939. But no findable entry of a wedding. Source Lorna McLean 28.11.2017
    Person ID I-4545  Christina and Donald McLean | Archibald McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2017 

    Family Donald Edward (Doogy, Doug, Old Zeke) ASHBY,   b. 21 May 1915, Mount Schanck SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 2006, Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married
    • In Gwen Millhouse biography written in the original BRB it states Gwens birth at 30 Jan 1917 and repeats that date for her marriage to Doug Ashby. However there is evidence attached to her profile stating she was still being educated in 1939. But no findable entry of a wedding. Source Lorna McLean 28.11.2017
    Children 
     1. DM A
     2. EG A
     3. JF A
     4. IA A
     5. JM A
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 23:01:13 
    Family ID F-1486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - Donald Edward Ashby & Gwen Millhouse
    1995 - Donald Edward Ashby & Gwen Millhouse
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).

    2. [S-99] Ryerson Index (Australian Broadsheet Deaths only), http://ryersonindex.org/search.php, 28 Nov 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DEATH,ASHBY Gwen, 02MAY2009 at 92yoa St Marys Boandik Lodge, broadprint in Mt Gambier Border Watch 06MAY2009