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A Kunderang / Moona Plains marriage

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The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 – 1942), Thursday 14 March 1929

Wedding at Armidale.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Armidale, was the scene of a quiet wedding on the 11th ult., the parties being Jessie Eileen, daughter of the late Mr. Joseph Fitzgerald, of Kunderang Station, and Mrs. H. Fitzgerald, of Brown-street, Armidale, and Mervyn A. Crawford, of Moona Plains, Walcha.

The marriage was solemnised, and Nuptial Mass celebrated, by Rev. Dr. Coleman (Adm.), in the presence of Right Rev. Dr. O’Connor (Bishop of Armidale) and immediate relatives of the contracting parties. On the arm of her brother (Mr. J. P. Fitzgerald) the bride entered the church to the strains of the ‘Wedding March.’ She was effectively gowned in a long sleeved frock of white georgette, richly beaded; over this fell a full-trained beautifully hand-embroidered honition lace veil. Miss Mary Fitzgerald (sister) was the bridesmaid, frocked in orchid mauve georgette, with flared flounce, and hat to tone. The best man was Mr. Desmond Fitzgerald. During the Mass an ‘Ave Maria’ was rendered by the choir.

After the signing of the register, an adjournment was made to the Catholic Club adjacent, where the bride’s mother entertained the guests. His Lordship the Bishop was present, and Rev. Dr. Coleman presided, the usual toasts being honoured. Subsequently, the happy couple left for a motor tour of the Northern Rivers and Brisbane, the bride travelling in a blue check crepe de chine frock, with circular flounces, embroidered in batik of oriental colourings, adding a tucked coat of deeper tones of blue; a beige baku hat, touched with blue, completed a becoming ensemble.

Their future home will be Moona Plains, Walcha.

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May 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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