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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Tom" / "Tommie" Thomas Joseph FITZGERALD

Born 1903 in New Norcia, Western Australia [15]
Son of Michael FITZGERALD and Johannah Catherine LANIGAN [5: 14-Jun-1935] [15]
Farmhand on Exmoor Farm in Round Hill in 1925 [50]
Farmhand in Carnamah 1927-1933 [4] [6]
Brother of "Andy" Andrew G. FITZGERALD, who also worked in Carnamah as a Farmhand [6] [7: page 199]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club from 1927-28 to 1929-30 [9: 21-Oct-1927] [4: 2-Nov-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1928 and 1929 [4: 28-Jul-1928, 24-Aug-1929]
Member of a team of single man who were defeated by a married men's team at cricket in Carnamah in November 1928 [4: 24-Nov-1928]
In mid February 1929 was one of five Carnamah cricketers who travelled to Perth to participate in country week cricket [4: 16-Feb-1929]
Attended the surprise party given to Albert and Eva COWDEROY in Carnamah on 21 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended the Three Springs race meeting and evening ball in Three Springs on 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
On 18 May 1929 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall [4: 25-May-1929]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Came 2nd in the third heat of the Sheffield Handicap at the Sports Meeting in Three Springs on St. Patrick's Day in 1930 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
The North Midlands Football Association gave him a clearance in April 1930 to transfer from Carnamah to Three Springs [4: 19-Apr-1930]
Married "Molly" Mary DUFF in Perth in 1930 [66]
In 1931 they were living with his wife's mother at 116 Cantonment Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [39: 3-Sep-1931]
Their son George passed away at the Children's Hospital in Fremantle on 2 September 1931 at the age of seven months [39: 3-Sep-1931]
In 1936 he was working as a Labourer and living at 388 High Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [2]
Died 28 March 1963; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Roman Catholic, C4, 579) [2]
Following his mother's death at the age of 92 years in 1971 she was buried in the same plot at the Fremantle Cemetery [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Joseph Fitzgerald' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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