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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Tottie" Lillian Madge ROWLAND / DIAMOND

Born 1902 in Strawberry, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Frederick Charles ROWLAND and Sophia MITCHELL [15]
She grew up in Irwin and was educated at the Irwin State School [P276]
Attended the Carnamah Race Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 10 April 1924 in a dress of cream satin and blue radium lace [10: 24-Apr-1924]
Married Carnamah farmer "Jack" Reginald McWhinney DIAMOND in October 1927 [P276]
Her bridesmaid was her sister "Rica" Frederica Sophia ROWLAND, while best man was Irwin farmer Rex A. F. SOLLING [P276]
Resided on Wooruk Farm in Carnamah from 1927 [P276] until C.1959 [142]
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 Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club and the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929-30[4: 23-Nov-1929, 8-Mar-1930]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4]
     She was noted as wearing "floral crepe de chine, uneven hem dipping at left side" [4: 31-May-1930]
Won 2nd prize for Cut Blooms in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of blue georgette and taffeta [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Following an accident took her daughter to Perth in mid August 1932 to receive treatment at the Children's Hospital [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of blue georgette [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 Sept 1933 in a smart black gown of lace and crepe de chine [5: 8-Sep-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]
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 funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1934-1936 - was a Committee Member in 1935 [5: 11-May-1934, 5-Apr-1935] [4: 29-Aug-1936]
     Following the departure from the district of the Secretary she was elected to the position on 1 August 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935, 27-Mar-1935]
     Committee Member and Secretary of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
     Received a brass fire screen from the Carnamah Golf Club Associates in recognition for her services in 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Attended the Show Ball held after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 wearing lemon georgette [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Helped organise the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance for presentations at the Carnamah Hall on 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
After a few weeks holiday in Perth herself and her children returned to Carnamah on Saturday 16 February 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936, 21-Feb-1936]
Attended the Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 February 1936, wearing lemon georgette with crystal buttons [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Travelled to Perth for the wedding of her brother "Locke" Avon R. M. ROWLAND and Elsie C. DUNN in July 1936 [5: 17-Jul-1936] [66]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in ivory satin [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Herself and her husband travelled to Perth in early October 1936 to attend the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
After spending a holiday in Perth she returned to Carnamah in later October 1936[5: 6-Nov-1936]
Herself and her husband were among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Social of the Carnamah Golf Club Associates at the home of Mrs Millie G. LEITHHEAD on 9 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
The North Midland Times newspaper reported that she spent a few days in Perth in August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Social Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1937-38 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Patron of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1958 [4: 11-Jul-1958]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Myaree [2]
Mother of Rica and John [P276]
Died 3 June 1992; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (VC Section, Niche Wall, W13, 32) [2]

From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 21 March 1926:
"Lillian Madge ('Tottie'), eldest daughter of Mr F. C. Rowland and later Mrs F. C. Rowland, Rupert Vale, Irwin, to Reginald McWhinney (Jack) Diamond, of Carnamah, third son of Mr A. F. Diamond, Adelaide, South Australia."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lillian Madge Rowland / Diamond' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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