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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alma Elizabeth THOMAS / KIDD

Born 2 February 1901 in Geraldton, Western Australia [P40]
Daughter of Charles Frederick THOMAS and Winifred BROWNRIGG [15]
Settled with her parents on Kadathinni Farm in Three Springs in 1906 [P40]
Student at the Three Springs State School - received one of two prizes for the best needlework in 1913 [9: 19-Dec-1913]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Easter Monday 24 March 1913 dressed as a Spanish Dancer [9:4-Apr-1913]
Attended the Red Cross Society Basket Social & Dance held in Three Springs on Wednesday 22 November 1916 [10: 5-Dec-1916]
     During the evening herself, her sisters, Annie BYRNE and the Misses BERRIGAN sang the song "Australia Will Be There" [10]
Boarding Student at the Presentation Convent in Geraldton prior to being enrolled at the Convent in Three Springs [98]
Enrolled at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs on 19 March 1917, and after her sister was the Convent's fourth pupil [98]
Herself and her sister Nora sang "Friendship" at the Convent School's Annual Concert held in TS on 20 November 1918 [10: 29-Nov-1918]
Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs until leaving school in December 1918 [98]
Married "Frank" Francis KIDD on 7 June 1920 in Yarloop [P40]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Won 2nd prize for an Oil Painting at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 20-Sep-1928]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Died 21 July 1983; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn, F, 572) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alma Elizabeth Thomas / Kidd' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alma-elizabeth-thomas [reference list]




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