Bernie BURNETT (1995)
–Born Bernice Verl Perring on the 17th January in Grafton. Her
family was musical with her father playing the concertina and
her mother sang in concerts. From the age two she was encouraged
to play the piano.
1930 – At the age of 8 she sat
her first piano exam.
1932 – Her father became unemployed and the family moved
to Burra Creek, inland from Coffs
1933 – Family returned to
1936 – First met Buddy Williams.
1937 – With Buddy in Sydney
to meet Arch Kerr who suggest she use the name Bernie Burnett.
1939 – Moved to Sydney.
Travelled with Buddy and appeared with him in
1940 – Married Buddy on the 9th of January in
Adelaide show finished.
joined the Ashton’s Circus. Joined other travelling shows
as well as shows by Buddy.
1941 – Recorded “When the Candle
Lights are Gleaming” and “Lets Grow Old Together”.
1943 – Recorded “Sunny
Australian Sweetheart” and “Stockmen in Uniform” with Buddy.
1945 – Divorced Buddy.
1952 – Married John Worthy.
Moved to Mt Gravatt. Did some
performing in the area.
1989 - Recorded on an album
Queensland Country Style the tracks “Under the Old Wattle Tree”
and You Can Never Do Wrong in a Mothers Eyes”. Recorded on Sun
Records “Lets Grow Old Together”, “When the Candle Lights are
Gleaming”, “Stockmen in Uniform” and Brown Eyed Sweetheart of
1992 - Recorded on an album
Queensland Country Style the tracks “Your Photograph”, “You and
Me” and “Waltzing with You”.
1995 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame in