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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alice May CONWAY / KLOPPER

Born C.1872 [2]
Married "Ernie" Ernest Theodore Christian KLOPPER in 1905 in Geraldton, Western Australia [15]
Resided with her husband and children on Lake View Farm in Three Springs[19]
Won 1st prize for Eggs at the "Three Springs Day" held in Three Springs on Wednesday 26 September 1917 [10: 5-Oct-1917]
Attended the Saint Patrick's Day Sports held at the Parakalia Race Course in Three Springs on Saturday 16 March 1918 [10]
     During the day's races her horse Golden Gloss won the Parakalia Handicap and came 2nd in the Forced Handicap [10: 22-Mar-1918]
     Her horse named Golden Gloss was a child of Grenelle, a stallion owned by Donald MACPHERSON of Carnamah [10: 3-Apr-1924]
Received 1st prize for Eggs at the Three Springs Day held on Mrs Minnie M. WATSON's farm on 26 September 1918 [10: 4-Oct-1918]
At the Three Springs Races held on Thursday 6 March 1919 her horse Cutaway came 2nd in the Pony Race [9: 14-Mar-1919]
     Her horse Cutaway also competed in the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting on Thursday 27 March 1919 [10: 11-Apr-1919]
Cutaway and Golden Gloss competed at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1920 [123]
Her horse Golden Gloss competed at the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on 16 September 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
Golden Gloss was a starter in the Yarri Yarri Handicap and Local Handicap at the Carnamah Races on 28 March 1921 [10: 1-Apr-1921]
Her horse Golden Gloss competed at the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Thursday 15 March 1923 [9]
     Golden Gloss won the Hurry Scurry race and came 2nd in the Trial Stakes race, both of five furlongs each [9: 13-Apr-1923]
Her horse Golden Gloss ran at the Carnamah Race Club's Races at Macpherson Park in Carnamah on Thursday 10 April 1924 [10]
     Golden Gloss came 3rd in the Trail Stakes (winning £1) and won the Third Class Plate (winning £15) [10: 17-Apr-1924]
Donated cake for the Refreshment Stall at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1925 [124]
     Golden Gloss ran in the Saint Patrick Handicap and Parakalia Handicap races at the Picnic Race Meeting [124]
Won 1st and 2nd prizes for Eggs and Radishes at the Carnamah Agricultural Show held in Carnamah on 13 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Following her husband's death in 1928 she continued to reside in Three Springs for many years [P2]
Resided in the Three Springs townsite - initially in rented rooms of the boarding house and then in a house [P2]
Awarded 1st prize for Eggs at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival held in Carnamah on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Came 2nd in the Handicap Trot in the Ring Events, and won 1st prize for Hen Eggs and 2nd for female Black Orpington [4]
Won 2nd prize for Jersey Cow in the Cattle section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Resided in Slaughter Street, Three Springs in 1952 and 1953 [19]
Mother of Mervyn and Dorothy [P2]
Died 24 November 1953; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, HA, 867) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alice May Conway / Klopper' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alice-may-conway [reference list]




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