Catherine Margaret DUNN

Female - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Catherine Margaret DUNN 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I9368  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2014 

    Family John Kelvin BARNES,   b. 30 Oct 1918, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1970, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Engaged 1 Dec 1938  Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1

    • The engagement is announced of Catherine Margaret, second daughter of Mr and Mrs E, Dunn, 'Killarney,' Wowan, to John Kelvin, only son of Mr and Mrs G. Barnes, 'Errol.' Dululu.
    Married 22 May 1940  Wowan, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • WEDDING BELLS

      BARNES-DUNN

      A wedding of considerable interest to a large circle of friends was solemnised at St Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Wowan, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, when Catherine Margaret, second daughter of Mr and Mrs K. Dunn, Killarney, Wowan, was married to John Kelvin, only son of Mr and Mrs C. Barnes, Errol, Dululu.

      Father Anderson was the officiating priest. Mrs W. Dunn presided at the organ, and Miss Maureen Hayman sang an Ave Maria during the signing of the register.

      The tall, graceful bride looked charming as she entered the church with her father, who gave her away. She wore a beautiful gown of magnolia satin made on classical lines, the flared skirt extending into a long train. The bodice featured long sleeves extending in points over her hands, a large quilted collar, and pearl trimmings, and was finished at the neckline with a spray of lilies of the valley. Her beautifully embroidered tulle veil, lent by the bride's cousin, Mrs J. Ball, was worn with a coronet of lilies of the valley. She carried a shower bouquet of eucharis lilies, white chrysanthemums, and gladioli, arranged with white satin ribbons.

      Miss Molly Dunn, sister of the bride, who attended as bridesmaid, wore a pretty frock of blue stiffened lace over satin. The swing skirt was edged with a pleated frill of the material and was trimmed with blue velvet bands and the gathered bodice showed tiny velvet bows on the puffed sleeves. Her blue veil was worn with a headdress of pink roses and carnations arranged with blue tulle and tied with pink satin ribbons. Mr Jack Dunn (brother of the bride) attended as best man.

      As the bride left the church a white satin horseshoe was placed on her arm by her nephew, John Dunn.

      About 60 guests were present at the reception held later at the Blue Bird cafe, which was tastefully decorated in the bridesmaid's colours (pink and blue). Father Anderson presided.

      Mrs E. Dunn, mother of the bride, chose a navy crepe romaine frock trimmed with bands of ruching and finished at the neckline with cream lace-frilling and a gold ornament. With it she wore a navy Baku hat and she carried a bouquet of red gerberas and ferns arranged with red tulle.

      Mrs Barnes, mother of the bridegroom wore a frock of navy crepe riche, finished at the neckline with white gardenias. She added a small white hat finished with a navy veil, and she carried a bouquet of red roses.

      When leaving for the honeymoon, which is being spent in Yeppoon, the bride wore a frock of snapdragon crepe suede made with a circular pleated skirt, the bodice featuring diagonal pintuckings and black buttons. Her large black hat of Neora straw was finished with veiling and white flowers. [2]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F5891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEngaged - 1 Dec 1938 - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 May 1940 - Wowan, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1938 'ENGAGEMENTS.', The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956), 1 December, p. 24, viewed 15 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70856059.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1940 'WEDDING BELLS BARNESóDUNN.', Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), 30 May, p. 3, viewed 16 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56158705.

    3. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: John Kelvin Barnes, Marriage date: 22/05/1940, Spouse's name: Catherine Margaret Dunn, Registration details: 1940/C/2577.