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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Lottie" / "Sharl" Charlotte Winifred ARNDT / BARR

Born 1919 [P106]
Daughter of Franz Louis ARNDT and "Anna" Wilhelmina Anna BLOCHWITZ [P106]
Resided with her parents on farmland in Three Springs, and later with her mother in the Three Springs townsite [P106]
Educated at the Three Springs State School 1925-1934 [P106]
After leaving school worked at the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company's store in Three Springs [P106]
Initially worked in the store's Grocery department then Manchester and Drapery department (which she later managed) [P106]
Won a 2nd prize for Sewing at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 as "Summer" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 as a "Cracker" [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 21 December 1933 as "What God Made Mothers For" [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Caught a lift from Three Springs to Perth by car with Arthur POTTS on Saturday 27 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 13-Dec-1935, 11-Dec-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Competitor in the North Midlands District Hospital Appeal's Popular Girl Competition conducted in May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
     Through her involvement in the competition she received 12,984 votes which raised £54/2/0 for the local Hospital [5]
Attended Kenneth R. PETTIT's 21st birthday Social & Dance at his home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Won a box of cigarettes in a raffle at the Dominican Convent School's Concert in Three Springs on 21 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Won the Table Tennis Tournament conducted by the Three Springs Parents & Citizens Association on 12 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Motored from Three Springs to Perth with John J. BYRNE and Maxwell S. BARR for the first weekend of February 1937 [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Attended the Surprise Party for Miss Joyce E. BASTIAN at The Oaks Farm in Three Springs on 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Motored from Three Springs to Perth for a holiday of several weeks on Saturday 6 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
     Travelled and holidayed with her brother "Frank" Franz H. ARNDT, Maxwell S. BARR and "Cath" Carolina W. F. WOLTER [5]
Partook in the Empire Parade dressed as Malaya at the Anglican Church's Annual Ball in Three Springs on 17 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Won the Amateur Singing Competition at Novelty Dance Evening in Three Springs on Thursday 15 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Herself and her mother were members of the Three Springs Anglican Church's Choir[P106]
Member of the Three Springs Basketball Club [P106]
Left Three Springs in either 1938 or 1939 [P106]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Married "Max" Maxwell Sydney BARR on 15 December 1941 [P106]
After her marriage, when her husband was in the Australian Army, she worked for John WILLS in Mosman Park [P106]
Once Max returned and was discharged from the Army they lived and worked carting firewood in Glen Forest [P106]
Purchased the Post Office and General Store in Gutha, which they ran and resided in adjoining premises [P106]
Later they purchased land in Gutha and farmed for a time before retiring to Geraldton [P106]
Mother of Wendy and Terrence [P106]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charlotte Winifred Arndt / Barr' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charlotte-winifred-arndt [sources]




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