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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Vi" Violet Hazel ALFIERI / DRING

Born 1915 [15]
Daughter of "Alf" Arthur ALFIERI and Kathleen Maud Lilly FALKNER [P37]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah dressed as "Shell Motor Spirit" on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of pink georgette [4: 4-Oct-1930]
On Thursday 28 July 1932 attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of blue crepe-de-chine [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Married George DRING in 1933 [66]
Resided with her husband on Lindum Farm on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road near Carnamah [P37]
Cooked meals for her family and workmen on the farm with no electricity of running water [P37]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball in a dress of floral silk velvet with red flowers [5: 18-May-1934]
Member of the Caron Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "red embossed marocain" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
On occasion relieved her sister Dorrie in diving an old bus which took their and some nearby children to the Caron State School [P37]
Resided in Perth with her children from 1942 to 1944 while her husband served in the Royal Australian Air Force [P37]
After her husband's discharge in November 1944 they returned to the farm near Carnamah [P37]
At this time or shortly afterwards they shifted from Lindum Farm to Kelstern Farm in Caron [P37]
Resided with her husband and children on Kelstern Farm in Caron [P37]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [2]
Mother of John, Barbara, Julie and Nola [P37]
Died 31 March 1978; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 17, 73) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Violet Hazel Alfieri / Dring' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from [sources]

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