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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"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 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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