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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Rae" Rachel Leah MORGAN / GRIFFITHS

Born 4 April 1913 in Three Springs, Western Australia [P240]
Daughter of Stephen John Henry MORGAN and Ann WHITEHURST [P240]
Resided with her parents on Mingatarra Farm in Three Springs [19]
Came 3rd in the 8 to 10 Years Girls Running Race at the Peace Celebrations in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
In 1928 donated a prize to the Art Union formed to obtain artworks for the proposed new hospital in Three Springs [4: 2-Jun-1928]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 in peacock blue crepe de chine with lace and silver braid [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as a "Gipsy" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
She and her mother ran the cool drink stall at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Inaugural Secretary of the Younger Set of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association in 1931 [4: 19-Sep-1931]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of royal blue satin [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of midnight blue satin [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Attended and won the prize for euchre at the Bridge and Euchre Party held in Three Springs on Saturday 22 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball in Carnamah on 2 September 1933 in a royal blue marocain dress [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a white taffeta dress with pink spray [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 Three Springs Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1936-37 [5: 10-Nov-1933] [5: 16-Mar-1934, 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Commenced business in Carnamah as a dressmaker on Monday 22 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
     Dressmaker from Cowderoy's Buildings at 2 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
     Undertook all classes of dressmaking, children's clothes, O. S. cutting and specialised in evening wear [5: 16 & 30-Nov-1934]
Herself and her sister Ann were the proprietresses of the Wattle Tea Rooms in Three Springs in 1936 [120: 15-Oct-1936]
     They sold quality meals at all hours, confectionary, fruit and vegetables; and four times a week sold fresh fish [120]
Attended the Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in dusty pink marocain [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 in white matelasse with purple coatee and trimmings [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Wore flame velvet with black trimmings to the Catholic Ball at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka on 24 June 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Married Harry GRIFFITHS in 1938 [66]
Her husband, who enlisted in the Australian Army, was a Prisoner of War in Germany from early on until the end of WW2 [P2]
Resided of late in Nazareth House in Geraldton [P240]
Died 27 February 1996 in Geraldton; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Uniting, Plot 212) [P240]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rachel Leah Morgan / Griffiths' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 July 2022 from [reference list]

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