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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dorrie" Doris Jessie ALFIERI / DRING

Born 1910 [15]
Daughter of "Alf" Arthur ALFIERI and Kathleen Maud Lilly FALKNER [P37]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah dressed as "Springtime" on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of orange flowered voile [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Married "Bill" Charles William DRING in 1932 [66]
     Her father built them a house on Bill's farm out of bush timber and whitewashed hessian bags [P37]
     Resided with her husband on Lindum Farm on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road near Carnamah [P37]
     Cooked meals for her family and workmen on the farm with no electricity or running water [P37]
Attended in a dress of pink crepe de chine the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund Ball on 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of white crepe satin [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of navy crepe satin ensemble [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of floral crepe-de-chine [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 dressed in blue marocain [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Drove her, her sister's and some of the neighbours children to the Caron State School in an old bus 1942-1947 [P37]
Resided on Lindum Farm near Carnamah until about 1988 [P37]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Applecross [P37]
Mother of Wendy, Peter, Beryl and Beverley [P37]
Died 17 June 2001; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZS, 405) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Doris Jessie Alfieri / Dring' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from [sources]

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