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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Frank" / "Sandy" Franz Herman ARNDT

Born 2 February 1906 in Lawlers, Western Australia [P106]
Son of Franz Louis ARNDT and "Anna" Wilhelmina Anna BLOCHWITZ [P106]
Resided with his parents on the East Murchison goldfields until 1909 when they shifted to Three Springs [P106]
Along with his brothers, he was baptised by Rev. Ernest GILL, the Church of England rector in Dongara [332]
Believed to have been educated at the Three Springs State School, after which he helped his father on the farm [P106]
Farmer and later Dairy Farmer in Three Springs [6] [19]
Following his father's death in 1934 he took over the running of the farm [P106]
Married "Cath" Carolina Wilhelmina Frederika WOLTER in 1937 [P106]
Around 1940 sold his late father's farm to Herbert B. FAWCETT and purchased a smaller one four miles north of  Three Springs [P2]
He ran a dairy on the smaller farm and sold milk locally in Three Springs, until selling up in 1943 [P2]
Came 2nd in the Boys Arithmetic Race at the Peace Celebrations held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1922-1930 [10: 12-May-1922, 22-Jun-1923] [4: 7-May-1927, 28-Jun-1930]
Came 2nd in the Maiden Race of 100 Yards at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah on 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Most originally dressed lady as a "Garden Wall" at the Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Won the Quarter Mile Handicap race at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting held in Three Springs on 17 March 1930 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Attended the Card Party held in Three Springs at the home of Mr and Mrs A. E. SAGGERS on Monday 7 August 1933 [5: 11-Aug-1933]
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 Three Springs C.W.A. Husbands' Evening at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday 10 December 1932 [4: 17-Dec-1932]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club - was Secretary in 1933-34 and 1935-36[5: 6-Oct-1933, 20-Sep-1935, 11-Dec-1936]
     Captain of the Three Springs Tennis Club for the first half of 1936-37 and Vice Captain for the second half of 1936-37 [5]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from 1933 to 1941 [109]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Competed in the Three Springs verses Carnamah billiard contest held in Three Springs on Thursday 14 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
He and Ann MORGAN won the Handicap Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament held in Three Springs in 1935 [5: 8-Mar-1935]
Came 2nd in the 75 Yard Sprint at the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports held in Three Springs on 18 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Competed in the North Midland Districts Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 20, 21 and 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Attended the luncheon tendered to Primate of Australia Rev. Henry F. LE FANU in Three Springs on Monday 1 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Gent's Champion of the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Finalist in the North Midlands Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 11th, 12th and 13th of April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Association Appointed Umpire at the football match between Arrino and Coorow at Arrino on Sunday 19 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
     Following the football match he umpired it was reported that he "gave a real good exhibition, being strict and impartial" [5: 24-Jul-1936]
At the Three Springs Tennis Club's Dance on 17 August 1936 he was presented with trophy for being Men's Champion [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-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 sister "Lottie" Charlotte W. ARNDT, Maxwell S. BARR and "Cath" Carolina W. F. WOLTER [5]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Provisional Umpire for the first game of the North Midlands Football Association between Arrino and Carnamah in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     In June 1937 he was appointed Central Umpire for the North Midlands Football Association [5: 11-Jun-1937]
     Boundary Umpire of the final three matches of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs and dinner at the Commercial Hotel on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
     With great difficulty himself, Len SCHIER and Mick COFFEY rode a triple seated bike in a novelty procession to the opening [5]
After selling his dairy in Three Springs in 1943 he shifted to Serpentine where he also ran a dairy [P106]
Resided of late in Mandurah [2]
Father of Gerald, Peter, Leon, Graeme and Terrance [P106]
Died 22 July 1971; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 21, 185) [2]


"Frank" Franz Herman ARNDT was one of the suppliers of music at many and numerous local functions:
Part of the admirable orchestra at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show Ball on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Member of the orchestra that provided the music at the Football Dance held in Arrino on Tuesday 2 October 1928 [4: 6-Oct-1928]
Part of the orchestra that provided the music at the Ball that followed the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Supplier of music at the Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs in aid of the local Anglican Church on 27 June 1929 [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Provider of music at the Mingenew Younger Set's Fancy Dress Ball held in Mingenew on Thursday 10 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
He and Lettie HUNT supplied the music at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 6 December 1929 [4: 14-Dec-1929]
He and Lettie HUNT supplied the music at the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball at the Arrino Hall on 3 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Supplier of music at the Anglican Church's Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Supplier of music at the Anglican Church Ball at the Three Springs Hall during the third week of July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Supplier of music at the farewell to Miss Mary LYNCH in Three Springs on Wednesday 31 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Played the violin at the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Assisted with the supplying of music at the Farewell to Miss Gladys DIXON at the Carnamah Hall on 22 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Part of the five piece orchestra that performed at the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance in Carnamah on 14 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Supplier of music at the C.W.A. Euchre Party and Dance held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 15 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Part of the orchestra that performed at the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Dispenser of music at the Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Provider of music at the social evening tendered in Three Springs to Gladys BASTIAN on Thursday 24 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Supplier of music at the Dance held in Carnamah on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Supplier of music at the Inering School Dance at the Carnamah Hall on the evening of Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Benefit Dance for Kevin CLARKE in Carnamah on 29 September 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Supplier of music at the social tendered to Mario and Annie MAYRHOFER in Three Springs on 15 October 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Played the violin at the Back to Childhood & Nursery Rhyme Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 6 November 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Played the violin at the C.W.A. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 8 December 1934 [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Supplier of music at the Valedictory to Jack HODKKISS and the BICKELL family in Three Springs on 21 January 1935 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Played the violin at the Grand Ball after the Saint Patrick's Day Picnic & Sports in Three Springs on 18 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Played the violin at the North Midlands District Hospital Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     Played as part of Coffey's Orchestra which consisted of himself, Colin STONE, Colin CALDOW, and Rene & Mick COFFEY [5]
Played the violin at Miss Dorrie KLOPPER's 21st birthday social at the Commercial Hotel, Three Springs 14 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Played the violin at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 4 July 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Violinist of Coffey's Orchestra which played at the Three Springs Football Club's Dance held on Thursday 18 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Played the violin at the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball at the Three Springs Hall on Wednesday 2 October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
He and Rene COFFEY supplied the music at the Anglican Church Dance held at the Arrino Hall on 1 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Played the violin at the Dance at the Coorow Hall held after the Coorow-Waddy Sports on Saturday 9 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Herself and Rene COFFEY supplied the music at the Three Springs Tennis Club's Flannel Dance on 16 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Girls Club's Third Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Played the violin at the Three Springs C.W.A. Younger Set's Leap Year Ball held in Three Springs on 21 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Played the violin at the North Midlands District Hospital's Annual Ball in Three Springs on Easter Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Played the violin at the Farewell Social & Dance to George F. and Florence M. BROWN in Carnamah on 23 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 May 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 May 1936 [5: 5-Jun-1936]
Played the violin at the Three Springs Anglican Church's Annual Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
     Played as part of Coffey's Orchestra, which on that occasion consisted of himself, Rene & Mick COFFEY, and Colin STONE [5]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 27 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Played the violin at the Coorow Tennis Club's Dance at the Coorow Hall in Coorow on Saturday evening 4 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 11 July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall in Carnamah on Saturday 8 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Girls Club's "A Night in Iceland" at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 15 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Played the violin at the Coorow Tennis Club's Back to Childhood Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 22 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Played the violin at the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball at the Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 1 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Played the violin at the Coorow Golf Club's Annual ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Girls Club's Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 21 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Supplier of music at the Anglican Church's Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Friday 27 November 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Played the violin at the Coorow Rifle Club's Annual Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 28 November 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on Saturday evening 5 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Played the violin at the Three Springs Rifle Club's First Annual Ball at the Hall in Three Springs on 12 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Provider of music at the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Anglican Church's New Year's Eve Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 31 December 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Played the violin at the Social Evening for local newlyweds Richard H. S. & Rachel M. A. JAMES on 5 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Played the violin at the Coorow Tennis Club's H.M.S. Coorow Dance at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 23 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Played the violin at the Three Springs Tennis Club's Flannel Dance in Three Springs on Saturday 6 February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Played the violin at the Annual Ball of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Monday 29 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 17 April 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Played the violin at the Coronation Ball in Three Springs following the Coronation of King George VI in May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
Supplier of music at the Farewell for Barney & Frances BARNHART at the Hall in Three Springs on 3 February 1938 [4: 12-Feb-1938]
Played the violin at the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall following Coronation Celebrations on 12 May 1937 [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]
As part of the "Three Springs Orchestra" played the violin at the Anglican Church's Annual Ball on 17 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball with mannequin parade on Saturday 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Played the violin at the Coorow Rifle Club's Presentation Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 10 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Played the violin at the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday night 5 June 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Played the violin at the Grand Ball of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in Three Springs on 31 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Played the violin at the Show Ball held after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 2 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Supplier of music at the Valedictory for Minnie WATSON & Arthur MORTIMER in Three Springs on 15 February 1938 [4: 19-Feb-1938]
Played the violin at the Farewell for EK, Les & Dorine BYRNE and Merv WILLIAMS in Three Springs on 16 June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Franz Herman Arndt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/franz-herman-arndt [sources]




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