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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Petronilla ROSTOVICH / ROCCHI

Born C.1876 [55]
Daughter of Anthony ROSTOVICH [55]
Married Luca ROCCHI on 22 October 1895 at Saint Ignatius Church in Norwood, South Australia [55]
Resided with her son John and daughter May on farmland in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1935 and 1936 [5: 23-Aug-1935,  24-Jan-1936]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 8 August 1929 in black crepe de chine [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended her daughter May ROCCHI's 21st birthday at her son's farm in Carnamah on Thursday 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the Show Ball held after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935, wearing black marocain relieved with white [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Later in September 1935 she was absent from Carnamah on account of spending a holiday in the Perth metropolitan area [5: 20-Sep-1935]
After spending four weeks in Perth she returned to Carnamah by train on Wednesday 30 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended her daughter May's wedding to Stuart FORD at Saint Andrew's Church in Carnamah on Saturday 25 January 1936 [5]
     To her daughter's wedding she wore "a navy blue and white ensemble with a smart hat to match" and carried a posy [5: 31-Jan-1935]
     After the ceremony she hosted a wedding breakfast at their home in Carnamah for a small number of family and friends [5]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing white spotted marocain [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Accompanied Mrs Maud V. ILES, Miss Maud V. ILES and Miss C. Jessie WYLIE to Perth by car on 30 March 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     After spending a short holiday together in Perth the four of them returned to Carnamah on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Won 1st prize for White Hen Eggs in the Farm Produce section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5]
     Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 dressed in black and white crepe de chene [5: 18-Sep-1936]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Petronilla Rostovich / Rocchi' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/petronilla-rostovich [reference list]




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