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Rediscovering Ginninderra:
Patrick Rolfe

Born: 1878; Married: Flora [Dunne]

Marriage of Patrick Rolfe

A very pretty wedding was solemnised at St Peter's, Surry Hills, on 2nd inst, the contracting parties being Patrick, fifth son of Mr Edmund Rolfe, of Gold Creek, Ginninderra, Queanbeyan, and Flora Dunn, youngest daughter of Mr Francis Dunn, of Mimosa Glen, Sutton. The ceremony was performed by the Rev R Collender, in the presence of a number of friends and relatives.

The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr W Dunn, of Mudgee, was charmingly attired in a cream Sicilian coatee, with elbow sleeves, trimmed with applique, and vest of goffered chiffon, pleated skirt, and toque or crinoline straw trimmed with folded chiffon and chiffon streamers. She wore a diamond ring and gold chain and cross, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Mollie O'Mara, who wore cream Sicilian, with rows of black velvet ribbon on pleated skirt, and a coatee effect was given to the bodice, black picture hat. She also wore a gold cross, a gift from the bridegroom; and Miss Linda Turnbull, who wore pale blue silk, yoke of cream lace and chiffon frills, crinoline straw hat to match. She also wore a gold neck chain and heart pendant. Mr Harry Rolfe (cousin of the bridegroom) was best man.

After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the ABC Cafe, where the wedding breakfast was served. The bride's travelling dress was light grey tweed semi-sacque coat and pleated skirt, relieved with emerald green velvet and pink tulle, with hat to match. The happy couple intend making their future home in the Queanbeyan district.

The presents were numerous and costly, as under :— Bridegroom, gold cross and chain ; bride to bridegroom, gold mounted tobacco pouch; parents of bride, cheque ; parents of bridegroom, valuable horse and sulky; sister of bridegroom, carved gipsy table, tea cosy and tray cloth of point lace ; Mr W Dunn, cheque; Mr E G Rolfe, cheque ; residents of Freemans Reach, silver tea service; Mr and Mrs J Hibberson, marble clock ; Mr H Rolfe, cruet ; Miss S Luff (Gundagai) silver cake basket ; Miss M Carberry and family, silver double pickle frame ; Mr and Mrs W Turnbull, afternoon tea spoons ; Mr and Mrs W E Oldfield, set of muffineers in case ; Mr and Mrs E Martin, biscuit barrel; Mrs Graham, vases; Miss M. Caybery, vases ; Mr and Mrs Cartwright (Sutton), cutlery ; Miss M O'Mara, silver bedroom candlestick ; Miss L Turnbull, afternoon tea cloth; Mr and Mrs C Greentree, silver jam spoon ; Mr and Mrs E Salter, silver butter knife; Miss L Daley, salad bowl; Mr and Mrs A Martin, water jug and glasses ; Miss D Martin, honey jar ; Master J Graham, butter dish ; Mrs J M Carberry, Japanese tea set; and many other useful articles.
[Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 13 April 1907]

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