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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Andy" Anthony ROCCHI

Born 13 August 1900 in Fremantle, Western Australia [16]
Son of Luca ROCCHI and Petronilla ROSTOVICH [15]
On 12 July 1926 took out a contract in partnership with Oliver W. WILSON to purchase 1,674 acres of virgin land in Carnamah [27]
     The 1,674 acres of prospective farmland was Lot M1216 of Victoria Locations 1935, 1937 and 1938 [27]
     Purchased the 1,674 acres from the Midland Railway Company for £837/6/3 (10/- per acre), payable by instalments [27]
Farmer in Carnamah 1927-1934 [3] [5: 5-Jan-1934] [6]
     In July 1928 ownership of the farm was changed to his name, his brother John and their mother [27]
     Farmer in Carnamah in partnership with his brother John as "Rocchi Bros" 1928-1933 [3] [5: 5-Jan-1934] [19]
     The farm was bounded on the north by Waters Road, on the south by Carnamah-Bunjil Road and on the east by Pope Road [62]
     In January 1928 "Rocchi Bros" purchased a new Fordson tractor from Three Springs dealer Charles W. F. PEARN [4: 14-Jan-1928]
     Including an extra £241/0/6 in interest they completed paying the instalments for their farm and became its freehold owners [27] [61]
In 1927 obtained clearance from the North Midlands Football Association to transfer from East Fremantle to Carnamah [4: 7-May-1927]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in 1928 and 1929 [53]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1929-1933 - was Captain 1929-1931 [4: 21-Aug-1929, 1-Aug-1931] [5: 11-Aug-1933]
     In 1930 he represented the Carnamah Foobtall Club at meetings with the Centenary Park Improvement Committee [86: 15-Mar-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1929-30 and 1930-31 - was Vice Captain in 1930-31 [4: 2-Nov-1929, 11-Oct-1930]
In mid February 1929 was one of five Carnamah cricketers who travelled to Perth to participate in country week cricket [4: 16-Feb-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social and Wind-Up at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Won the Ferguson & Smith Medal for being the Carnamah Football Club's Best in Defence player for the 1929 season [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
In November 1929 purchased a new Chev truck from Carnamah dealer L. Scott WYLIE[4: 9-Nov-1929]
He was one of the best three players when Carnamah defeated Three Springs for the Football Premiership in 1930 [4: 13-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1930 [4: 13-Sep-1930]
Attended and spoke at the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Once more won the Ferguson & Smith Medal for being the Carnamah Football Club's Best in Defence player for the 1930 season [4]
Married Mollie DICKINSON in Perth in 1931 [66]
His postal address was P.O. Box 47 at the Carnamah Post Office [50]
He was tendered a send-off by the Carnamah Football Club on Friday 29 December 1933, prior to his departure from the district [5]
Along with his wife and children left the Carnamah district in late December 1933 or early January 1934 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
He and his brother John sold their 1,674 acre farm in Carnamah to Allen J. PERRY during the 1948-49 financial year [3]
Resided in Karridale, in the south west of WA, in the 1940s and 1950s [2] [16]
Died 20 September 1954 [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Anthony Rocchi' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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