Constance Boyd Berryman (née Hall)

Connie Berryman (née Hall), eldest daughter of Aubrey and Helen Hall, was born at Roe's cottage in Roebourne on 9 August 1912.12 The family were living at Croydon station in 1915 when her sister Margaret was born, and to get away from the heat they moved to Jarmen Island off Cossack.2

Connie married Alan Berryman on Saturday 20 May 1937 in Canarvon. Their wedding was reported on the following Wednesday in the Northern Times:3

Wedding Bells.

BERRYMAN-HALL

The marriage took place at St. George's Church, Carnarvon on Saturday May 20 at 12.30 noon, of Constance Boyd, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Hall of Carnarvon, and Mr. Alan Berryman (of Elder, Smith and Co. Ltd. Carnarvon), son of Mrs. Berryman of Birmingham, Engand, The Ven. Archdeacon Simpson performing the wedding ceremony. The bride who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful lace over ninon frock cut on slim lines, with long train and long sleeves. The misty tulle veil which was suspended from silver halo, was the one worn by the bride's mother at her wedding, and the bride carried an early Victorian posy of pale pink roses and paw-paw flowers. The altar was decorated by Mrs. Eden with yellow chrysautheums and Mrs. Horton officiated at the organ.

After the ceremony a luncheon party was held at the home of the bride's parents which was decorated with a profusion of gorgeous roses, the gift of Mrs. Quince. Mrs. Hall received the guests, wearing a smart frock of navy figured morocain, with hat to tone.

A beautifully decorated square wedding cake, surmounted with the Leake family vase, which had adorned both the bride's mother's and grandmother's wedding eakes and is loaned for all family weddings, held pride of place on the bridal table.

After the usual toasts' had been honored, the bride and bridegroom left by car for Wooramel station, where the honeymoon was spent, the bride travelling in a tunic frock of cream woollen matelasse with button trim mings and navy blue accessories.

Mr. and Mrs. Berryman were the recipients of many handsome gifts and cheques.


  1. Family Notices. (1912, September 3). \emph{The West Australian} (Perth, WA: 1879--1954), p. 1. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from \url{http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26520217} ``BIRTHS. \dots HALL.---On August 9, at their residence, Roebourne to Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Hall---a daughter.''

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  2. Autobiography by C. B. Berryman, 1983. https://archive.org/details/C.B.Berryman1983

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  3. Wedding Bells. (1937, May 26). Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA: 1905--1952), p. 2. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75120076

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Related iems

Item 122 – Helen Hall with her two daughters, (folder1-109)
Item 54 – Helen Hall with Constance and Margaret, c.1915, (folder1-14)
Item 127 – Helen Hall with (probably) Margaret and Constance, (folder1-113)
Item 81 – Constance Hall with her sister Margaret, (folder1-67)
Item 93 – Constance, Joan, and Margaret at Sherlock Station, (folder1-79)
Item 156 – Children at Sherlock Station (copy), (folder1-144)
Item 161 – Children at Sherlock Station (original), (folder1-149)
Item 77 – Carnarvon Presentation Convent School, 1927–28, (folder1-63)
Item 106 – Constance, Joan, and Margaret on a nor-west passenger ship, (folder1-93)
Item 117 – Helen Hall, Constance Hall, and Helen Lamond, in 1929 in Carnarvon, (folder1-104)
Item 204 – Joan, Con, etc. in Carnarvon, (folder2)
Item 34 – Constance, Margaret, and Joan with dogs in Carnarvon, (folder1-15)
Item 202 – Connie Hall, Ken Irvine, Carnarvon, (folder2)
Item 66 – Constance, Joan, and Margaret at Joan's wedding, 1960, (folder1-30)
Item 101 – Constance, Joan, and Margaret at Joan's wedding, (folder1-87)
Item 80 – Envelope containing three photos, (folder1-65)
Item 22 – Daughters of Pioneers, (unknown)
Item 11 – Autobiography by Constance Berryman, 1983, (unknown)
Item 23 – Marg, Con, and Joan c.1990, (folder1-89)
Item 24 – Margaret, Constance, and Joan c.1990, (folder1-61)