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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Joan" Margaret Joan MANNING / CROFT

Born 23 March 1919 in Strathalbyn, South Australia [55]
Daughter of George Alfred MANNING and Margaret Victoria DEED [55]
Shifted with her parents from Strathalbyn in South Australia to farmland at Waddy Forest in Western Australia in 1928 [P84]
Resided with her parents on Hill View Farm in Waddy Forest [P84]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing in the Educational section of the inaugural Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
At the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 won 1st prize for a Worked Apron and 2nd for a Pencil Drawing [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Secondary winner of the Sturt Desert Pea growing competition at the Waddy Forest and Waddy Well schools in 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
Won 1st prize for Maid’s Dress made by girl under 20 years at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 6-Mar-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
Awarded 2nd prize for Plain Scones by girl under 18 years at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Married Lloyd Noel CROFT in Perth in 1942 [66]
Her husband was from Coorow but was serving in the Australian Army during the Second World War [16]
Following her husband's discharge they resided in Coorow and later in Mingenew [19]
After her husband's death in 1989 she left Mingenew and shifted to the Geraldton suburb of Bluff Point [P84]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Joan Manning / Croft' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from [reference list]

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