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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Rae" Rachel Marion Alice WALLACE / JAMES

Born 30 January 1910 in Sandstone, Western Australia [P111]
Daughter of "Ike" Isaac WALLACE and Catherine FERRIS [P111]
Resided with her parents in Three Springs from 1911 to 1937, and at times between 1937 and 1946 [P111]
Educated at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [98] and the Dominican Ladies College in Dongara [9: 30-Sep-1921]
After competing her schooling she worked as a Telephonist on the Telephone Exchange at the Three Springs Post Office [P111]
Came 2nd 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]
Performed in the Convent School's Annual Concert held in Three Springs on Wednesday 8 September 1920 [10: 17-Sep-1920]
Won 2nd prize for Bread at the local picnic and show, the Three Springs Day, held on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Scored 121 marks in the Primary Division School Examinations at the Dominican Ladies College in Dongara in 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
Runner up in a Popular Girl Competition conducted in Three Springs in January 1928 in aid of the local Hall Piano Fund [4: 14-Jan-1928]
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 those who welcomed Prime Minister of Australia, Stanley BRUCE, on his visit to Mingenew in mid 1928 [4: 14-Jul-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 a dress of eau de nil crepe de chine with lace bodice [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as an "Early Victorian" [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]
Attended the Armistice Day ceremony held at the Three Springs State School on Monday 11 November 1929 [4: 16-Nov-1929]
Organiser of the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 [4: 23-Nov-1929]
     Herself and Mrs May CALDOW jointly organised the Ball to raise funds for the local Anglican Church Building Fund [4]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
Attended the Annual Ball after the Three Springs Show in 1930 wearing amoer lace and crepe de chine with uneven hem [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Exhibited in the Fancy Work and Confectionary sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
     1st for Doyleys, Collection of Fancy Work, Pickles & Arrowroot Sponge; 2nd for Afternoon Tea Cakes, Small Cakes & Bread [5]
     Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show in a frock of amber lace [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]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club 1933-1936 [5: 8-Sep-1933, 7-Jun-1935, 5-Jun-1936]
Attended the R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 in a dress of ivory lace [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Most successful exhibitor of the Confectionary section at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5]
     1st for Bread, Biscuits, Fruit Cake, Wholemeal Biscuits, Swiss Roll, Victoria Sandwich, Arrowroot Sponge and Assorted Pastry; [5]
     2nd for Marmalade and Pickles in the Confectionary section; and in the Fancy Work section won 2nd for Hand Worked Doyleys [5]
     Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 in a dress of white lace and chenille velvet [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of white lace and chenille velvet attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Attended the 21st birthday of Gladys BASTIAN at her parents' home in Three Springs on Sunday 22 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Successfully exhibited in the Confectionary section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society held on Thursday 13 September 1934 [5]
     1st prizes for Wholemeal Biscuits, Arrowroot Sponge and Assorted Pastry, and 2nd for Jams, Pickles, Biscuits and Swiss Roll [5]
     Also exhibited in the Fancy Work section, where she was awarded 1st prize for Hand Worked Doyleys [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth by car with Oswald and Mary SOWERBY in early October 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Exhibited in the Farm Produce, Fancy Work and Confectionary sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Awarded 1st prize for Dressed Fowls, and 2nd prizes for Laundry Soap, Collection of Fancy Work and Coloured Table Centre [5]
     Received 1st for Bread, Fruit Cake, Chutney & Sauces, Jams and Biscuits; and 2nd for Tea Cakes, Swiss Roll and Marmalade [5]
At the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1936 she exhibited in the Farm & Dairy Produce and Confectionary sections [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prizes for Dressed Fowls, Bread, Fruit Cake, Chutneys & Sauces, Jams, Biscuits, Pickles, and Wheatmeal Bread [5]
     Finished her prize winnings with two 2nd prizes for Cream Puffs and Farmers Lunch, and won the William Mutter Trophy [5]
On numerous occasions she provided luncheons and suppers for meetings of the Three Springs Road Board [5: 8-Jan-1937]
The associates of the Three Springs Golf Club threw her a surprise social afternoon at her on Thursday 10 December 1936 [5]
     The social of musical items, singing, elocutionary items and afternoon tea was in recognition of her impending marriage [5]
     During the afternoon she was presented with a silver entr�e dish in recognition of her services to the Golf Club [5: 24-Dec-1936]
She was tendered a Valedictory Social at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Tuesday evening 15 December 1936 [5]
     The social was organised by Mrs Sara T. MALEY to honour her prior to her marriage and departure from the district [5]
     The evening included dancing, supper, eulogistic speeches which received acclamation, and the presentation of a cheque [5]
     Among those at her social were Mrs Minnie M. WATSON, Mrs Grace J. BROAD, Mrs Hilda M. MCKENZIE, [5]
     Mrs Elsie M. SAGGERS, Mrs Alba JORDAN, Mrs Sara T. MALEY, Mrs Fanny I. MALEY, Mrs Emily I. HUNT, [5]
     Mrs Irene A. COFFEY, Mrs Clare BLACK, William J. TURNER, Evander W. FRANKLIN, Charles F. THOMAS Jnr, [5]
     Albert I. BROAD, William G. JORDAN, Cecil M. MALEY, Henry W. SMITH, Nathaniel MCKENZIE, Reginald WITHERS, [5]
     J. Leonard SCHIER, Philip M. McCAGH, William McCAGH, James McCAGH, "Frank" Franz H. ARNDT, John J. BYRNE, [5]
     "Mick" Clifford F. COFFEY, Arthur S. MORTIMER, Douglas THOMSON, Frederick C. MCKENZIE, E. Colston BETTY, [5]
     W. Aubrey WIMBRIDGE, Kenneth R. PETTIT, Henry E. MORGAN, Albert P. HUNT, James C. HUNT, Robert BLACK, [5]
     Gordon D. LEONARD, George E. McCLUSKY, Robert A. BLACK Jnr, A. Bruce FOGARTY, Norman V. FOGARTY, [5]
     John E. LEONARD, Maxwell S. BARR, Henry S. HUNTER; Misses Myra BASTIAN, Ava N. WILTON, I. Jean SMITH, [5]
     Ethel M. M. MALEY, Margaret M. M. BARBOUR, Nellie M. FRANKLIN, Hettie I. FRANKLIN, Doris M. M. KLOPPER, [5]
     "Lottie" Charlotte W. ARNDT, Elsie M. A. ARNDT, Mary L. OLIVER, "Biddy" Ellen M. OLIVER, Rachel L. MORGAN, [5]
     "Peggy" Margaret J. BARNETT, Constance O. BASTIAN, Mary E. HOWARD and Jessie A. HUNTER [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Married "Dick" Richard Hartwell Senior JAMES on Tuesday 5 January 1937 at Saint James Anglican Church in Three Springs [5]
     She wore cr�me satin with tulle veil and satin shoes to tone and carried a bouquet of cream roses and maidenhair fern [5]
     Her bridesmaids were Mary L. OLIVER and Ethel M. M. MALEY, and her train bearer was young Lynette A. JORDAN [5]
     Mary and Ethel wore blue lace frocks with pink sashes and blue and pink halos, and carried pink roses and green lilies [5]
     The Church was packed and had been attractively decorated by her friends with a large silver bell suspended from the roof [5]
     A reception was held at the home of her parents and hosted by her mother was assistance from Mrs Sara T. MALEY [5]
     Their three tiered wedding cake, which had been made by her mother and decorated by Mrs Alba JORDAN, took pride of place [5]
     After their reception a large gathering attended a social to celebrate their marriage at the Agricultural Hall, Three Springs [5]
     Their union brought together two old and respected families of Three Springs who had for many years been the finest of friends [5]
     It was remarked that they had grown up together from childhood and had decided to continue life's journey hand in hand [5]
     After their social evening herself and her husband left Three Springs amid a large farewell at the railway station [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Following their marriage herself and her husband shifted to Warriedar on the Murchison goldfields [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Wrote to the Three Springs Road Board in February 1937 thanking them for their expression of good wishes for her future [5: 5-Mar-1937]
By April 1937, when her herself and her husband visited Three Springs to see her parents, they were living at Gullewa [5: 16-Apr-1937]
They later shifted to mining at Big Bell before moving to Kalgoorlie, where her mother came and lived with them [P2]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Balga [2]
Following the death of her husband Richard on 22 February 1979 she was a widow for over 25 years [P2]
She had a breast removed when just over the age of 90 years, and died from cancer a few years later [P2]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Gwelup [2]
Died 17 June 2004; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 21, 71) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rachel Marion Alice Wallace / James' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 April 2024 from [reference list]

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