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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Annie" Ann Elizabeth HARRISON / BYRNE

Born 8 September 1897 in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England [20] [21] [114]
Daughter of "Harry" Henry HARRISON and Rhoda Jane HOLMES [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with her parents and sister Rhoda at 9 George's Terrace in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England [20]
Resided with her parents in Wannamal, Western Australia 1902-1917 [114]
In Wannamal her father worked as a fettler and later ganger on the Midland Railway line and her mother as postmistress [114]
Student at the Wannamal State School 1904-1911 [114]
She was often absent from school as she had to look after her younger siblings[114]
Her aunt and uncle Alice and Jacob HOLST resided in Three Springs in 1905 and 1906 [50]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in the Wannamal Hall on Friday 28 November 1913 dressed as "Silver Star Starch" [114]
Spent a holiday in Three Springs in October 1916, during which she stayed with the BYRNE family [10: 24-Oct-1916]
Left Wannamal with her parents in 1917 and shifted with them to the Perth suburb of Fremantle [114]
Married "Bob" Robert William BYRNE in Fremantle on 28 March 1918 [P137]
Had a lengthy engagement as her parents believed Robert was too old for her and insisted she wait until she was 21 years of age [114]
Resided in Three Springs in 1922 [50]
Resided with her husband and children on a farm between Carnamah and Three Springs from C.1922 to C.1930 [P116]
The farm was said to have been seven miles from Carnamah town and also seven miles from Three Springs town [P116]
Her three elder children attended the Carnamah State School and the family did their shopping in Carnamah [P116]
Attended the wedding of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
With the depression and severe reduction in wheat prices they sold the farm C.1930 and moved to Three Springs town [P116]
In September 1933 had a visit in Three Springs from her sister and brother-in-law Mr and Mrs DOHERTY of Fremantle [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Her sister Miss HARRISON of Fremantle spent a holiday staying with her in Three Springs in March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
A few years later left Three Springs with her husband and children and resided in South Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [P116]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of East Fremantle [2]
Mother of Mavis, Henry, Phyllis, Shirley, Robert, Rhoda, June and Gwyneth [P137]
Died 19 April 1988; buried at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, A7, 6)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ann Elizabeth Harrison / Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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