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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Biddy" Ellen Margaret OLIVER / DUFFY

Born 6 March 1913 in Three Springs, Western Australia [98]
Daughter of Arthur OLIVER and Margaret MAGREE [P2]
Student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [98]
Performed in the Convent School's Annual Concert held in Three Springs on Wednesday 8 September 1920 [10: 17-Sep-1920]
Housemaid at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs [P2]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Annual Ball after the Three Springs Show on 25 September 1930 wearing blue satin embroidered with roses [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 in a dress of black georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 in a black georgette dress with satin cape [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of black georgette attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [4: 16-Dec-1933]
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 Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of ankle length lemon georgette [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in a dress of green wrinkled marocain [5: 26-Oct-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]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the wedding of Richard H. S. JAMES and Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 in blue satin relieved with silver [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Ran the Sweets Stall at the Dominican Convent School's Annual Concert in Three Springs on Friday 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Married "Teddy" Edward Reau DUFFY in 1939 [P2]
Resided in Railway Road in the Three Springs townsite  1941-2000 [19] [24]
Passed away at the age of 87 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 24 December 2000; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 143) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ellen Margaret Oliver / Duffy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ellen-margaret-oliver [sources]




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