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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Pat" Patrick Joseph BERRIGAN

Born 4 March 1921 in Three Springs, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Tom" Thomas Joseph BERRIGAN and Johanna Catherine KEYS [P134]
Baptised on 13 March 1921 by Father Mark L. HART of Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [91]
At his baptism Patrick LYNCH of Three Springs and his sister Lilian BERRIGAN were appointed his Godparents [91]
With 7,310 votes he won the Baby Competition conducted at the Three Springs Day on Thursday 28 September 1922 [9: 20-Oct-1922]
Began his education as a student at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs in August 1926 [98]
Resided with his parents in Three Springs until shifting with them to Carnamah in 1927 [4: 18-Jun-1928]
In Carnamah he resided with his parents at 14 Boojerabba Street 1927-1930 and at 25 Macpherson Street 1930-1936 [P134]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1927-1936 [5: 9-Mar-1934] [7: page 87] [--]
For a period travelled each day with his sister Eileen to the Inering State School, where he was a student and she was the teacher [P132]
On the evening of 19 May 1929 helped extinguish a fire that started in the office of Stan O'GRADY's garage [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 as "Pink & Black Pierriot" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Boy Scouts in 1932 [4: 25-Jun-1932] [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Attended the first ever District Rally of Scouts and Cubs held at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Towards the end of May 1933 it was reported he was a convalescent after having been in hospital for a week [5: 26-May-1933]
Won 1st prize for Wood/Fretwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 27 October 1934 dressed as a "Stockman" [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Received a 1st prize for Sealing Wax in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Won a 1st and a 2nd prize for Handwork and a Special Prize for Woodwork at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 15-Feb-1935, 11-Oct-1935]
Played for the victorious latter in the Married verses Single men's cricket match in Carnamah on Sunday 3 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Competed in the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
     Won the 14 years and over Boy Running Race and the 13 years and over High Jump (with a height of four feet eight inches) [5]
     Came in at 3rd place in both the 13 years and over Boys Hop Step & Jump and the 13 years and over Boys Broad Jump [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as a "Butler" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Following the creation of two teams within the Carnamah Cricket Club he played for "Carnamah Reds" in 1935-36 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Travelled to and from cricket in Coorow with his team-mates on the back of Charlie OLSON's truck on 9 February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
     On their way back to Carnamah the truck hit a bank on the side of the road and they were all thrown off the back of the truck [5]
     Only one of his team-mates was slightly injured, and after repairing the truck they carried on with their journey home [5]
Along with his parents left Carnamah and shifted to Perth in 1936 [P134]
In 1937 he was living in the Perth suburb of Maylands [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Spent a holiday with his sister Claire and brother-in-law Alexander J. F. BROWN in Three Springs in September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 13 January 1941 [16]
     Corporal 29594 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 7th Operation Training Unit during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 5 September 1945 [16]
Married Nerissa May GARVY in 1945 [P134]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bedford [2]
Father of Pam, Susan and Paul [P134]
Died 28 September 1987; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, ZE, 41) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Patrick Joseph Berrigan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/patrick-joseph-berrigan [sources]




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