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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Chris" / "Chrissie" Christina King FORRESTER / HUNTER

Born 21 October 1895 in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [28]
Daughter of "Bob" Robert Clark FORRESTER and "Effie" Euphemia KING [28]
Resided for a number of years with her parents at Craig Villa in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [28]
Departed London, England with her parents and brother James on the Osterley on 9 April 1915 [P1]
     Also on the Osterley was her cousin Mrs Jane ROBERTSON, Jane's husband Richard ROBERTSON and their son Charles [P1]
     John BOWMAN, who was very well acquainted with her father and brother, and his family also travelled on the same voyage [P1]
     The three families arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the Osterley on 11 May 1915 [70]
Her father, cousin-in-law Richard ROBERTSON and John BOWMAN travelled to Carnamah to inspect farms on 13 May 1915 [34]
     Herself and her brother stayed at the King Edward Hotel in Perth for two days, before also travelling up to Carnamah by train [P300]
     Travelled to Carnamah in company with her mother and brother and members of the BOWMAN and ROBERTSON families [P300]
     Upon arrival in Carnamah they were met at the train siding by "Jock" John P. HUNTER with a Clydesdale horse and dray [P300]
     Some of them travelled on the dray and others walked the four or so miles to Lot M950 on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [P9]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah in 1915 and 1916 [P251]
In late 1916 left Carnamah with her parents and shifted to the Perth suburb of North Fremantle [P251]
Married "Jock" John Paterson HUNTER, who had met them in 1915, at the Presbyterian Church in Fremantle on 23 March 1918 [P251]
At their wedding Estella Ruby Pearl MCKAY was her bridesmaid and Hugh CAMPBELL her husband's best man [P251]
Resided with her husband in Humad Street in the Perth suburb of Palmyra 1918-1922 [P251]
They then resided on a farm in Narembeen 1922-1940 [P251]
Mother of Effie and Jean [P81]
Died May 1965; buried Narembeen Cemetery, Narembeen WA (Presbyterian, Plot 103)[182]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Christina King Forrester / Hunter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 May 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/christina-king-forrester [sources]




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