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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eva Harriett BROWN / FARLEY

Born 11 March 1870 in Calcutta, Bengal, India [272]
Daughter of Thomas and Ellen BROWN [272]
She was baptised at Saint Stephen's Church at Kidderpore in Calcutta on 10 April 1870 [272]
Resided with her parents in the suburb of Hastings in Calcutta, Bengal, India [272]
Her father was the Assistant Harbour Master of Calcutta [272]
She had six elder siblings - Henry (died aged 14 months), Edith, Jessie, Mabel, Albert and Henry [272]
Married Philip FARLEY on 26 October 1887 at Saint Stephen's Church at Kidderpore in Calcutta, Bengal, India [272]
     They'd both been living in the Calcutta suburb of Hastings and at the time of their union she was aged 17 and her husband 28 [272]
Departed Calcutta, India on the steamship Hymettus with her husband and their younger three children Ellen, James and Phyllis [338]
They arrived on the steamship Hymettus in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 April 1911 [338]
Resided with her husband and children on Dartmouth Farm in Coorow 1912-1925 [19] [27] [215]
Attended the Coorow Football Club's Annual Sports Day held in Coorow on 30 September 1913 [9: 10-Oct-1913]
     She won the Ladies' Nomination Race with her nominee and local farmer Ernest A. LONG running on her behalf as her nominee [9]
Organised a Welcome Home for her son James FARLEY at their home in Coorow on Thursday 10 July 1919 [10: 18-Jul-1919]
     Assisted by helpers she decorated the room with his battalion colours, and borrowed a piano from Mrs Lillian E. MCNAMARA [10]
     The evening was reported to have been "the best and brightest function yet head in that old established place Coorow" [10]
     A large crowd from Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs attended, many of whom travelled boggy roads to be present [10]
Donated pan turkeys for the Luncheon Booth at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1920 [124]
Her eldest daughter Mrs Bessie G. DICKSON, who lived with her husband in India, passed away on 27 August 1924 [120: 25-Sep-1924]
     When Bessie died her sons Alister and Philip were boarding students at Christ Church School in the Perth suburb of Claremont [120]
In 1936 she and her daughter Phyllis were living at 73 Marine Terrace in South Fremantle [50]
Mother of Bessie, Daniel, Ellen, James and Phyllis [34] [70] [120: 25-Sep-1924] [272]
Died 14 November 1936; buried at Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, A5, 205) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eva Harriett Brown / Farley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/eva-harriett-brown [reference list]




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