Valerie Audrey BARNES

Female 1913 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Valerie Audrey BARNES 
    Born 29 May 1913  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I2160  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father George Frederick BARNES,   b. 19 Aug 1886, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1969, Innisfail, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elly Sophie Maria "Nell" WENCK,   b. 05 Aug 1892, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1961, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1912  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elliott BOLLAND,   b. 23 Jun 1911, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1956, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1935  Wowan, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • BOLLAND— BARNES. 

      A wedding of considerable interest to a large circle of friends in Dululu and the surrounding districts was celebrated in the Church of England, Wowan, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17.

      The contracting parties were Valerie Andrey, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs G. F. Barnes, Errol, Dululu, and Elliot, younger son of Mr E. Bolland and the late Mrs Bolland, of West End, Brisbane. The Rev. Mr Forde was the officiating minister.

      The church, which was prettily decorated with arum lilies and sweet peas, proved far too small to accommodate the large number of relatives and friends who were present to witness the ceremony, many having to be content to wait in the grounds.

      The bride made a pretty picture as she entered the church with her father, who subsequently gave her away, to the strains of "The Bridal March" played on the organ by Mrs Bartley, who also played "The Light Morning" during the signing of the register.

      The bride's frock was composed of ivory bridal satin made on classical lines, ankle-length, and featuring a cowl neckline, tight-fitting sleeves and a long train. Her beautiful waxed tulle veil was worn in the cap fashion and held in place by a halo of orange blossoms. She carried a magnificent sheaf of arum lilies and statice, tied with satin ribbon and tulle, which was made by Mr G. Hansen, Rockhampton.

      The bride was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss Bernice Barnes, sister of the bride (chief), Misses Dorothy Grieves, May Tysoe, and Winifred Collins, who were frocked alike in jubilee blue windswept satin, and who wore black satin skull caps trimmed with blue, and black silk lace mittens. Their frocks were made severely and were worn with plaited girdles and trains, and each carried a beautiful rope of camellias.

      Little Myrle Bartley and Wanda Staheli, who wore long blue velvet frocks with silver trimmings, and who carried baskets of sweet peas and ferns, made pretty flower girls.

      Mr W. Bolland, Brisbane, brother of the bridegroom, undertook the duties of best man, and Mr K. Barnes brother of the bride, was groomsman.

      The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a handsome beaver coat, and to the bridesmaids silver clips set with brilliants, and the flower girls gold bangles, whilst the bride's gift to the bridegroom was a gold inscribed cigarette case.

      The wedding breakfast was held at Errol, the home of the bride's parents, where Mrs Barnes received her guests wearing a handsome gown of figured morochene and carrying a bouquet of asters and stocks. The bride's grandmother, Mrs J. Wenck, Wondai, chose figured silk foulard.

      Although only relatives and a few intimate friends were invited to the breakfast fifty guests were present, amongst them being Mr and Mrs Wenck and family from Wondai, Mr and Mrs J. Wenck, Biloela. Mrs Graham (Ballarmil), Mr and Mrs T. Barnes, Mr and Mrs C. Larsen, Mr and Mrs Bartley, Mr and Mrs Harris, Mr and Mrs L. Larsen, Mrs Crawford, and Mr Priddis.  

      The outstanding feature of the table was the beautiful three-tiered wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs W. Fuller, Dululu, and surmounted with a silver vase holding a bunch of real orange blossoms.

      At night a reception was held in the Dululu Hall, where over 300 guests were entertained. The hall had been most artistically decorated by Mrs C. Crawford, assisted by Mrs A. T. Collins.

      All the decorations were carried out in the C.W.A. colours, blue and white, the bride for several years being president of the Dululu Younger Set.

      Dancing was the main feature of the evening, and music was supplied by Miss B. Barnes (violin), Messrs T. Pegg (piano) and B. Wessels (cornet). Mr J. Ollson contributed extras, whilst Mr Bartley officiated as M.C. Members of the C.W.A. assisted Mrs Barnes in the supper arrangements.

      The bridal couple left after the reception by car for Mount Morgan, en route to Coolangatta and Brisbane, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling frock was of heavy wool crepe de chene featuring a large cape lined with white satin and long sleeves, and she wore a hat to tone.

      Their future home will be at Quinalow, Darling Downs. [2]
    Children 
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    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Alfred John ORMAND,   b. Abt 1918,   d. 06 Jul 1993, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F5845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 May 1913 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1913/ 001309.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1935 'SOCIAL and PERSONAL.', The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956), 5 September, p. 24, viewed 8 October, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70623826.

    3. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1935/C3368.