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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Agnes Joan NIVEN

Born 30 March 1907 in Tyndrum, Perthshire, Scotland [28]
Daughter of merchant Robert NIVEN and Annie MUNRO [28]
She was born at 6:45 in the evening at Bendoran House in Tyndrum [28]
Arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Orvieto with her parents and twelve siblings on 4 August 1914 [P13]
After a short stay in Perth travelled with her parents to their pre-purchased Ready-Made Farm in Carnamah [P13]
Resided with her parents on Craigend Farm in Carnamah [P13] and was a student at the Carnamah State School [P5]
Member of the Carnamah Sunday School in 1914 [7: page 238]
In 1931 she was living with her mother and sister Jean at 117 Bencowe Street in Perth suburb of West Leederville [50]
Later worked doing domestic duties at her sister Margaret's Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P13]
She spent a fortnight's holiday staying with her mother in Carnamah during April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Arrived in Carnamah on another visit on Saturday 8 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
Years later she returned to Carnamah on occasion to keep house for her brother Bob [P13]
Resided in Carnamah from 1950 to 1955 [19]
Retired with sister Margaret in the Perth suburb of Bentley after the Saint Andrew's Hospital was sold in 1963 [P13]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Bentley until her death in 1993 [P13]
Died 12 March 1993; ashes buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, DA, 358) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Agnes Joan Niven' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/agnes-joan-niven [reference list]




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