Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Frank" Walter Frank FENNELL

Born 21 March 1927 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [215] [342]
Son of Walter George FENNELL and Alice Christina BRYANT [14] [86: 28-Nov-1935]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Marchagee [19]
He was baptised by Coorow rector Rev. "Bill" Albert W. CURTIS on 11 October 1931 [342]
Student at the Maya State School in Maya and then from 1938 the Coorow State School in Coorow [215]
Part of an overland trip to the uninhabited coast at Jurien Bay, which departed on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     The 12 other members of the party were Walter G. FENNELL, Frank R. BRYANT and C. Jock BRAYNT of Marchagee; [5]
     Baxter D. BOTHE, William J. GAUNT, George HUTRCHRAFT, Donald S. GRANT, David TODD, Fred BINGHAM, [5]
     and John S. READ of Coorow; Angus A. N. MCGILP of Waddy Forest; and William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah [5]
     They travelled in two trucks and two cars and from Moora they drove over 54 miles of road and 30 miles of sand [5]
     They erected a shed and tables and were able to get good reception on a wireless Fred BINGHAM had taken along [5]
     They took a boat with them and fished every day, and paid a visit to caves situated nine miles from their camp at Jurien Bay [5]
     The party also visited Sandy Cape and North Head and after an enjoyable stay returned home on Friday 19 February 1937 [5]
Won the Motorcycle Flag Race at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Sports Day in 1947 [5: 28-Mar-1947]
Purchased the 1,778 acre Victoria Location 9493 in Marchagee from Frank R. BRYANT in January 1950 [3]
Farmer in Marchagee 1950-1980 [19]
Married Yvonne Lorraine STANTON in Perth in 1957 [66]
Fisherman of Lot 101 Bristol Street in the Coorow townsite in 1986 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Armadale [2]
Died 15 May 1995; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Frank Fennell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-frank-fennell [sources]




Use the below form or email history@carnamah.com.au

Name:
 
Email:
 
Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
 
 
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.


During this time we encourage you to stay active + keep connected. Check out Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home for ideas!