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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alma Ethel CONNOLLY / BYGRAVE

Born 1908 [15]
Daughter of Robert Walter CONNOLLY and Harriet GOULD [P2]
Resided in Arrino [19]
Member of the Dudawa Tennis Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 20-Apr-1929, 30-Nov-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 4 April 1929 in rose pink crepe de chine with pink fluted skirt [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as a "Dudawa Cowboy" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Wore  ivory lace with handkerchief skirt to the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball at the Arrino Hall on 3 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Ball on Thursday 25 September 1930 in a cream satin frock [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a white frock [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of white frilled georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the R.S.L. Sports Day at the Arrino Recreation Ground on 5 November 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 8 June 1933 [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Bridesmaid at her sister Elvera's wedding to Arthur A. SMITH on 11 July 1933 at the Anglican Church in Three Springs [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 20-Apr-1934, 8-Mar-1935, 15-Nov-1935]
Herself and Bert FAWCETT won the Arrino Tennis Club's Spoon Contest held in Arrino on Sunday 17 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Competed in the North Midland Districts Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 20, 21 and 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Married "Tim" Leonard Robert BYGRAVE in 1936 [P2]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino until the mid 1940s and then on farmland in Dongara [P2]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1936-37 - for the second year running she was Ladies Champion [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Attended the Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 18 April 1937 in "ivory satin high black collette in self material" [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Won 4th prize of two charity tickets in a Three Springs Parents & Citizens Association raffle in mid 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Resided in Dongara until her death in 1994 [2]
Mother of Hadyn [P121]
Died 25 July 1994; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alma Ethel Connolly / Bygrave' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alma-ethel-connolly  [ sources ]




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