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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Molly" Mary Murdoch McIntyre DUFF / FITZGERALD

Born 13 January 1909 in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland [28]
Daughter of wood sawyer Thomas DUFF and Helen Richardson MCINTYRE [28]
Immigrated to Western Australia with her parents in 1911 [225: 18-Sep-1919]
Her father served during the First World War and her parents divorced after her father returned home in 1919 [225: 18-Sep-1919]
Following their divorce her mother married Kenneth E. HOLYOAKE and her father married Mabel C. LEPLEY [66]
Her father was the farmer of Strathmore Farm in Yandanooka 1923-1933 [19] [80: 28-Oct-1925]
She left Yandanooka by train on Monday 11 June 1928 and shifted to Carnamah, where she had secured a job [4: 16-Jun-1928]
From attendances at local events, she appears to have resided in Carnamah in 1928, 1929 and 1930 [4]
Came equal first in the "Ladies Race" at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the surprise party given to Albert and Eva COWDEROY in Carnamah on 21 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 in a dress of pale heliotrope inlet with gold lace [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held in Carnamah on 2 April 1929 in a dress of cyclamen crepe de chine [4: 27-Apr-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball on 18 May 1929 in a dress of lettuce green georgette [4: 25-May-1929]
Dressed in lettuce georgette and taffeta she attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
The Centenary Ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 8 August 1929 in a frock of green crepe de chine [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church Building Fund Ball in Carnamah on 24 May 1930 in a powder blue georgette skirt [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of green floral silk voile [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Her husband-to-be and his brother "Andy" Andrew G. FITZGERALD both worked in Carnamah as farmhands [6]
Married "Tom" Thomas Joseph FITZGERALD in Perth in 1930 [66]
In 1931 they were living with her mother at 116 Cantonment Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [39: 3-Sep-1931]
Their son George passed away at the Children's Hospital in Fremantle on 2 September 1931 at the age of seven months [39: 3-Sep-1931]
Later resided at 24 Samson Street in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [39: 12-Jun-1950]
Mother of George, Kenneth, Hazel, Wendy and Lewis [39: 3-Sep-1931, 12-Jun-1950]
Died 11 June 1950; buried at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, A3, Plot 914) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Murdoch McIntyre Duff / Fitzgerald' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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