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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alice Amelia READ / BROWN / OLIVER

Born 31 March 1879 in Victoria Plains, Western Australia [15] [193]
Daughter of William READ and Sarah Jane BROAD [15] [193]
Resided with her parents at Niby Niby Farm between Walebing and Round Hill in the Victoria Plains [120: 11-Nov-1898] [193]
Married (1) "Mickey" Michael Clarence BROWN on 2 November 1898 at the Benedictine Mission in New Norcia [120: 11-Nov-1898]
Resided with her husband in Moora and later on Woopenatty Station in Arrino [6] [19] [50] [193]
By 1908 they were living with their children on farmland in Three Springs [19]
In early 1910 she purchased 338½ acres of land in Three Springs at 12/6 per acre [9: 4-Mar-1910]
The famous lecturer Jessie ACKERMANN stayed with her and her husband when she visited Three Springs in 1910 [9: 29-Apr-1910]
Committee Member of the Three Springs branch of the Liberal League in 1912 [39: 26-Nov-1912]
She, her husband and their children later left Three Springs and settled on a property in East Perenjori [193]
By 1916 they had moved again to a farm in Bowgada [193]
Following her husband's death in 1917 she oversaw the management of the farm in Bowgada [193]
Married (2) Alfred OLIVER in 1920 at the Anglican Church in Greenough [193]
Following their marriage Alfred managed the farm in Bowgada, where they resided until 1927 [193]
In 1927 they shifted to the Perenjori townsite where she ran a boarding house [193]
Resided in Perenjori until a month before her death in 1931, where illness necessitated her removal to Perth [193]
Mother of Louis, Eileen, Josephine, Lily, Michael, Alice, Theresa, Rita, Daphne and "Bob" Frederick BROWN [193]
By her second husband she was the mother of one son - "Jim" James OLIVER [193]
Died 13 November 1931; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, AA, 25A) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alice Amelia Read / Brown / Oliver' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alice-amelia-read [sources]




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