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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Elsie Marie Anna ARNDT / COLLINS

Born 1913 in Three Springs, Western Australia [15]
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, after which she worked as a Shop Assistant in Three Springs [P106]
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 Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on Thursday 11 April 1929 in a dress of pale mauve georgette and lace [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Returned to Three Springs on Friday 10 May 1929 after spending a few days in Geraldton [4: 18-May-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
In a dress of green georgette attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Ball on 25 September 1930 [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of floral georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
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 at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
     She was reported to have worn a dress of "pale green georgette, trial of flame flowers at shoulder" to the Monster Ball [5]
Won 2nd prize for Fruit Cake in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In lemon satin and lace 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]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dainty apple green georgette dress [5: 18-May-1934]
Won 2nd prizes for Wholemeal Biscuits and Fruit Cake at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in a dress of green floral georgette [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Back to Childhood & Nursery Rhyme Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Tuesday 6 November 1934 [5]
Herself and Miss I. Jean SMITH attended the Nursery Rhyme Ball together as "Where are you going to my pretty maid" [5: 9-Nov-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]
Came 2nd in the Smoking Competition at the Anglican Church's Fair held in the Three Springs Hall on 16 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Agricultural Show Ball on 12 September 1935 in black ring velvet trimmed with gold sequins [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-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 conveyed to Perth for health reasons in mid June 1936, and a fortnight later was still in the city receiving treatment [5: 3-Jul-1936]
After spending several weeks at the Perth Hospital she returned to Three Springs during the first week of August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in spotted oyster cloque [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her brother Frank and "Cath" Carolina W. F. WOLTER in Three Springs on 14 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
     Wore "coin spotted silk net over satin, with runchings of stiffened net falling from the shoulders and hem, with short veil" [5]
Resided in Three Springs until about 1941 [19] and then shifted to Perth and worked for accountant Duncan MCPHAIL [P106]
Married Peter G. COLLINS in Perth in 1942, however divorced after the Second World War [P106]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco, and later at Tenth Avenue in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [P106]
Died 17 June 1993; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (RC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 12, 265) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elsie Marie Anna Arndt / Collins' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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