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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Eva" Evangeline SHERIDAN / SULLIVAN

Born 1890 in Walebing, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Stephen SHERIDAN and Margaret HUNT [15]
Student at the Moora State School in Moora [9: 23-Oct-1908]
In training as a teacher she passed all subjects with honours and also qualified as a sewing mistress [9: 23-Oct-1908]
School Teacher at the Moora State School in Moora in 1907 and 1908 [9: 23-Oct-1908]
Member of the Ladies Committee that conducted the Show Ball after the Moora Agricultural Show on 9 October 1908 [9: 16-Oct-1908]
Teaching in Moora she "proved herself earnest and painstaking and completely won the hearts of her scholars" [9]
In October 1908, after 18 months as a teacher in Moora, she was promoted to take charge of the Glencoe State School [9: 23-Oct-1908]
Prior to leaving the Moora State School entertained her over afternoon tea and presented her with a gold bangle [9: 23-Oct-1908]
Accompanied by her father she left Moora by train on Thursday 22 October 1908[9: 23 & 30-Oct-1908]
School Teacher of the Glencoe State School in Glencoe near Katanning in later 1908 [9: 30-Oct-1908]
School Teacher of the Coomberdale State School in Coomberdale in 1910 and 1911[9: 14-Jan-1910] [73]
During January 1910 she spent a holiday in the Perth suburb of Subiaco staying with her sister Mrs Mary M. BROWN [9: 14-Jan-1910]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Catherine SHERIDAN and Arthur C. COPE atMongaming in Moora on 30 March 1910 [9]
To her sister Catherine's wedding she wore "a pretty white embroidered frock empire effect with touches of blue" [9: 9-Apr-1910]
In 1911, during which time she was the sole teacher of the Coomberdale State School, she received an annual salary of £102 [73]
Officially opened the Carnamah State School in Carnamah on 15 July 1912 [7: page 86]
Teacher of the Carnamah State School for the second half of 1912 and the first half of 1913 [7: pages 86-91] [73] [97]
During her time in Carnamah she was the sole teacher of the only school in the district and received an annual salary of £132 [73]
School Teacher in Dowlering near Woodanilling in 1914 [6]
From later in 1914 until 1916 she was the teacher of the North Bandee State School at North Bandee near Merredin [10: 11-Sep-1914] [50]
Spent a holiday with her parents in Moora in early September 1914, and then resumed her duties at North Bandee [10: 11-Sep-1914]
Married Robert Moses SULLIVAN on 3 October 1916 at the Roman Catholic Church in Moora [10: 13-Oct-1916]
Bridesmaids at her wedding were her sisters Miss Norah SHERIDAN and Miss Marie T. SHERIDAN [10]
At her wedding she was gowned in a  white embossed voile with a wreath and veil, and carried a bouquet of white flowers [10]
After a honeymoon of one or two weeks in Wagin her husband embarked for overseas with the Australian Imperial Force [10]
Her husband was Lance Corporal 2986 in the 4th Signalling Company of the A.I.F. in France and was awarded the Military Medal [30]
During her husband's active service abroad she resided at 99 Aberdeen Street in Perth and later with her father in Moora [30: item 809106]
Storekeeper in Mount Magnet in 1925, and her husband was working as a Carrier[50]
In 1936 they were living at 8 Eghan Road in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park and her husband was working as a Traveller [50]
Mother of Margaret, Richard, Mary and Robert [P151]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Evangeline Sheridan / Sullivan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2022 from [reference list]

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