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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Lance" Frederick Lance DURACK

Born 28 December 1906 [187]
Son of Patrick Mantinea DURACK and Susan DOWNES [P2]
Educated at the Arrino State School and then at Saint Idephonsus College in New Norcia [P2]
He and his brother Walter were enrolled as Boarding Students at Saint Idephonsus College in New Norcia on 21 April 1917 [187]
Won 1st prize for a Schoolchild's Crayon Drawing at the annual Three Springs Day held on Thursday 26 September 1918 [10: 4-Oct-1918]
Farmer in Arrino [19]
He and his brothers owned and farmed their late father's 12,500 acre farm in Arrino as "Durack Bros" [P2]
They also owned and farmed the large Parkwood Farm east of Three Springs and two farms in Yandanooka [P2]
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]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Following the Arrino Race Club's race meeting attended the evening Ball in the Arrino Hall on Thursday 4 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
In 1929 he and his brothers cleared an additional 250 acres of virgin bush on their Arrino property [4: 20-Apr-1929]
He was among those who took a joy-ride in a Gipsy Moth plane which visited Arrino on 19 December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1929-1933 and in 1937 [4: 24-Aug-1929] [5: 25-Aug-1933, 13-Aug-1937]
He was among those from Arrino who travelled to Perth to attend the Perth Royal Show during October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
He was a passenger on a Fargo truck that overturned in Three Springs on Christmas Day 25 December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
     He was pinned under the truck with a bag of wheat across his head, however his only injury was abrasions to his face [4]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1934-35 [4: 15-Dec-1934]
Married "Ellen" Harriett Eleanor COTTON in Perth in 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935] [66]
Following his marriage he returned to Arrino with his wife on Friday 29 March 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Won the consolation prize for Euchre at the Card Party held at the home Mrs TURNER in Arrino on 7 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
In October 1935 signed a petition in support of the Three Springs Road Board constructing new tennis courts in Arrino [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
     Won the Three Springs Rifle Club's Morcombe Trophy and the Captain's Trophy of a leather rifle bag in 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith [2]
Died 22 June 1982; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn, G, 669) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Lance Durack' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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