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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Annie Lennox NIVEN

Born 22 June 1895 [P13] in Arrochar, Dunbarton, Scotland [20]
Daughter of Robert NIVEN and Annie MUNRO [20] [28]
Resided with her parents on Ardliesh Farm in Arrochar, Dunbarton, Scotland and later at Tyndrum in Stirling, Scotland [P13]
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 parents to their Ready-Made Farm in Carnamah [P13]
Resided on a number of occasions with her parents, mother and later brother on Craigend Farm in Carnamah, Western Australia [P13]
In 1928 she was working at Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Middle Brighton [81: 20-May-1928]
     She travelled back to Western Australia for a visit on the steamship Katoomba, arriving in Fremantle on 17 May 1928 [81]
     Spent her three months' leave with her mother in Carnamah [81]
Attended the Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of orange taffeta and net [5: 23-Sep-1932]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of flame satin [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of black spotted matelasse [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball in Carnamah on 29 February 1936 wearing floral voile with rose to tone [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction by train on Tuesday 31 March 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     After spending several weeks at Midland Junction she returned to Carnamah [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Sister Gladys A. ROBINS of the Perth Public Hospital spent a holiday with her in Carnamah during August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936] [50]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
      Her visitor may have still been in Carnamah as a Miss ROBINS also attended the Show Ball after the Agricultural Show in 1936 [5]
Travelled from Carnamah to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction by train on Monday 19 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by car with local bank clerk William H. MOORE on Friday 15 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
     Two days later, on 17 January 1937, she and her brother Archibald M. NIVEN travelled to Carnamah with William H. MOORE [5]
On leaving Carnamah she worked for her sister Margaret at Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P13]
After another holiday with her mother in Carnamah she and Miss ROBINS returned to Perth on 20 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Later shifted to and worked in the Eastern States of Australia [P13]
Returned to Carnamah and kept house for her brother Bob, residing in Carnamah from 1961 until her death in 1971 [2] [19] [P13]
Died 13 October 1971 in the Perth suburb of Bedford; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Presbyterian, DA, 358) [2] [P13]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Annie Lennox Niven' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/annie-lennox-niven [sources]




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