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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 17 April 1933 in Three Springs, Western Australia [215]
Daughter of "Augie" Augustus Frederick Leopold CROFT and Alma Caroline HOLDEN [P328]
Resided with her parents in the Coorow townsite and on farmland at Lake Eganu in Coorow 1933-1944 [P328]
Student at the Coorow State School in Coorow 1939-1944 [215]
During the Second World War she had long periods away from school, during which time she was educated by correspondence [215]
In February 1944 shifted with her parents from Coorow to Mingenew [215]
They had returned to Coorow by August 1945 when she was readmitted as a student of the Coorow State School [215]
Won 1st prize for a Pencil Drawing for Standards V-VI at the Victory Show held in Carnamah on 13 September 1945 [5: 21-Sep-1945]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1946 she won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Pencil Drawing for Standards V & VI  [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Competed in the Carnamah and District Inter-School Sports at Carnamah on 26 September 1946 [5: 4-Oct-1946]
     She and Loris DOWNES came 3rd in the Three Legged Race for Girls 13 Years & Over [5: 4-Oct-1946]
Awarded 1st prize for Crayon Drawing for Standards V & VI at the 9th Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
Won the Monte Carlo novelty competition at the 21st birthday party of Lloyd BOTHE at the Coorow Hall on 10 May 1947 [5: 23-May-1947]
Received 2nd prize for Hand Painted Article in the Arts & Crafts section of the 1947 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 12-Sep-1947]
Performed a solo item at the Coorow-Waddy Forest P. & C. Community Concert held in Coorow on 21 August 1948 [5: 16-Sep-1948]
Won 2nd for Child Studies (three snaps/photographs) at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
Married (1) Frances PAYNE in 1948 [66]
Married (2) Geoffrey HETHERINGTON [P328]
Mother of Norma, Carey and Eric [P328]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'April Dawn Croft / Payne / Hetherington' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 January 2020 from [sources]

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