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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Rudie" Rudolf ARNDT

Born 4 May 1904 in Lawlers, Western Australia [P106]
Son of Franz Louis ARNDT and "Anna" Wilhelmina Anna BLOCHWITZ [P106]
Resided with his parents on the East Murchison goldfields until 1909 when they shifted to Three Springs [P106]
Believed to have been educated at the Three Springs State School, after which he helped his father on the farm [P106]
Later worked as a farmhand for other farmers in Three Springs, as his father's farm could not support he and his brothers [P106]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1920-1924 [10: 23-Jul-1920, 10-Jun-1921, 30-Jun-1922, 22-Jun-1923, 12-Jun-1924]
     Broke his shoulder match in Three Springs versus Arrino football match in Arrino on Sunday 8 July 1923 [10: 19-Jul-1923]
     He was one of the Three Springs Football Club's best men and it was hoped he'd be plating again before the end of the season [10]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1921 [9: 21-Jan-1921]
Farmhand in Three Springs in 1925 [50]
Left Three Springs around 1926, however often returned on weekends [P106]
On leaving Three Springs joined the Western Australian Police Force and remained with them until his retirement [P106]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Married Marjory SKEWES in Armadale on 22 September 1934 [P106]
His wife Marjory had previously worked with his sister Elsie at a shop in Three Springs [P106]
In 1936 they were living at 55 Collins Streets, Piccadilly in Kalgoorlie [50]
He was stationed at various places and prior to retirement was Police Inspector of the Fremantle Branch [P106]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Father of Doreen and Clifford [P106]
Died 30 September 1980; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, WR, 130) [2]
Also known as and always wrote his name as Rudolph ARNDT [P106]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rudolf Arndt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 January 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/rudolf-arndt [sources]




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