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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Olive Mary CONNOLLY / STONE / MCGILP

Born 1918 [15]
Daughter of Robert Walter CONNOLLY and Harriet GOULD [P121]
Resided with her parents on Cintra Farm in Dudawa, East Arrino 1922-1930 and then with her father in the Arrino townsite [P121]
Educated at the Dudawa State School and later at the Arrino State School [P121]
She was among those who took a joy-ride in a Gipsy Moth plane which visited Arrino on 19 December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of white georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 in a white satin dress with shoulder cape [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of white satin attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 8-Dec-1933, 14-Dec-1934, 15-Nov-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
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 Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of coral pink lace [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held to raise money for books at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in dress of blue satin with silver trimmings [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Winner of Bridge at the Card Party at the home Mrs Emma T. TURNER in Arrino on Wednesday evening 7 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
In November 1935 Miss Win DAVEY (whose father had previously run the Arrino Store) spent a holiday staying with her [5: 29-Nov-1935]
After a short absence she returned to Arrino on Tuesday 28 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
On leaving Arrino shifted to Perth and worked cooking and house cleaning for Bill YOUNG of Young Motors for three years [P121]
After leaving the employment of Bill YOUNG worked at a cosmetic counter at Selfridges Department Store in Perth [P121]
Married (1) "Colin" Leonard Colin STONE in 1942, who had worked as a hairdresser in Carnamah and Three Springs [P121]
Resided with her husband in Perth, where he had his own hairdressing business in the then just completed Ahern's Arcade [P121]
They later shifted to Dongara where they jointly conducted a piggery and tomato garden [P121]
Member of a local orchestra in Dongara - her husband on the trumpet, herself on the drums and Peter BEATON on the piano [P121]
Resided with her husband Colin in Dongara until his death at the age of 47 years on 26 February 1961 [132] [P121]
Following her husband's death shifted to Perth and worked as a Receptionist at the Imperial Hotel in Wellington Street, Perth [P121]
Married (2) "Sandy" Alexander McDougall MCGILP [P121]
Resided with her husband Sandy on farmland in Waddy Forest / Latham and later in the Perth suburb of Claremont [P121]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Olive Mary Connolly / Stone / McGilp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 12 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/olive-mary-connolly  [ sources ]




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