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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Dorothy" / "Dorrie" Dorothea Margaret ARNDT

Born 1915 [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 [P106] following which she remained in Three Springs until 1941 [19]
Won 1st prizes for a Pencil Drawing and Sewing and 2nd for Mapping at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 as an "Early Victorian" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
As a "Gypsy" she was the Best Dressed Girl under 14 years at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in TS on 28/11/1930 [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Attended the Back to Childhood & Nursery Rhyme Ball in Three Springs on 6 November 1934 as a "College Girl" [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Won 1st prize for a "Piece of Fancy Work" at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 11-Oct-1935, 27-Nov-1936]
Attended Kenneth R. PETTIT's 21st birthday Social & Dance at his home in Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
She was the "Tennis Queen" Candidate in the Patriotic Funds Queen Competition conducted in Three Springs in 1940 [4: 9-Nov-1940]
A Monster House Party was held at Charlie & Win THOMAS' on 12 November 1940 to further her candidature in the competition [4]
Worked as a cook at the hotel in Wongan Hills and then worked at Kobeelya Girls' School in Katanning [P106]
Later worked at Cave's House at Yallingup, and at the time of her death was of Perth [P106] [2]
Died 16 August 1966; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Niche Wall, WS, 83) [2]


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




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