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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dick" Richard Hartwell Senior JAMES

Born 25 February 1910 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Frederick Edward Senior JAMES and Maude Florence WALDECK [95]
Resided with his parents on Coodawa Farm in Three Springs [P111]
Came 2nd for the Boys with 1800 votes in the Popular Girl & Boy Competition conducted in Three Springs in 1917 [10: 2-Nov-1917]
After receiving some education in Perth he worked as a farmhand on his father's Coodawa Farm in Three Springs [P111]
Attended the wedding of Kathleen HÄUSSLER and Harry ZUEGG of Winchester in Carnamah on 7 February 1928 [4: 11-Feb-1928]
He 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]
     He and Miss A. CONNOLLY of Arrino won the Pair of Hacks Ridden by Lady & Gent in the Show's Ring Events [4]
     Received 1st prize for Lady's Hack and 2nd for the Gentleman's Motor Car Driving, and was M.C. of the Show Ball [4]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as the "15th Century" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Donated ale for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs for Christmas / New Year of 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
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 21st birthday of Gladys BASTIAN at her parents' home in Three Springs on Sunday 22 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
By December 1936 he had left Three Springs and was living in Wiluna [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Married "Rae" Rachel Marion Alice WALLACE on Tuesday 5 January 1937 at Saint James Anglican Church in 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]
     His best man was E. E. Robert WOODHOUSE of Winchester and his groomsman was Rae's brother E. L. Nolan WALLACE [5]
     The Saint James Church was packed with friends and relatives and had been attractively decorated by friends of his bride [5]
     Following the ceremony they had a reception at the home of his parents-in-law and then a social evening at the local hall [5]
Among those at their wedding reception were his father Frederick E. S. JAMES, his parents-in-law Isaac & Catherine WALLACE, [5]
     E. E. Robert WOODHOUSE, E. L. Nolan WALLACE, bridesmaids Mary L. OLIVER and Ethel M. M. MALEY, [5]
     Mrs Sara T. MALEY, Mrs Margaret OLIVER, Ken M. & Janet J. MALEY, Rev. Alfred J. & Mrs Myra TOOMEY, [5]
     Cecil M. & Genevieve S. MALEY, J. Patrick ROOKE, Ellen M. OLIVER, Edward R. DUFFY, and John P. OLIVER [5]
The social evening on their wedding night was at the Agricultural Hall which had been decorated with multi-coloured streamers [5]
     Speeches were given by locals Charles F. THOMAS Jnr, James K. HEBITON Snr, James G. LYNCH and Edward HUNT [5]
     Charles F. THOMAS Jnr, on behalf of the Three Springs Road Board, presented them with a solid leather travelling case [5]
     At the conclusion of the evening they left Three Springs by train to a rousing farewell from a gathering at the station [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Following their marriage they shifted to Warriedar on the Murchison goldfields[5: 8-Jan-1937]
By April 1937, when they visited Three Springs for a few days, they were living at Gullewa [5: 16-Apr-1937]
They late moved to Big Bell where they worked on a mine [P2]
Resided in Big Bell until enlisting in the Australian Army on 17 June 1942 [16]
Craftsman WX21783 in the Australian Army's 1 Australian Repair Cont Sec during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 14 December 1945 [16]
Later resided in Kalgoorlie [P2] and in the Perth suburb of Balga[2]
Died 29 February 1979; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 21, 71) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Richard Hartwell Senior James' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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