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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harriet LACEY / PAYNE

Born 11 August 1876 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia [P256]
Daughter of Joseph LACEY and Ann GADD [P256]
Grew up in Kyneton, Shepparton and Marungi in Victoria, Australia [P256]
Married "Bill" William PAYNE on 24 May 1889 in Nyngan, New South Wales, Australia [P256]
Along with her husband and two children arrived in Western Australia around 1902[P256]
In 1913 herself and her children, along with all of their possessions, caught the train to Three Springs to join her husband [P14]
     They stayed a night or two in Three Springs while her husband got a horse and cart and loaded up their possessions [P14]
     After walking all day they got within six miles of the farm in Perenjori by sundown, and camped there overnight [P14]
     The next morning they completed the journey and arrived at their farm at about 11 a.m. and began to unpack [P14]
Resided on Coliban Park Farm in Perenjori 1913-1915 [P14]
The farm was named Coliban Park after a station of the same name in Kyneton where she was born and her parents had worked [P387]
They resided in Carnamah for part of 1915 and 1916 and then shifted back to their farm in Perenjori [P14]
Resided on Coliban Park Farm in Perenjori 1916-1943 [P14]
She is probably the "Mrs Payne" who won 1st prize for Loaf of Bread exhibited at the Annual Show in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Mother of Bill, Ciss, Flo, Jack, Grace, Tot, Nell and Roy [P256]
Died 14 December 1943 in Morawa; buried at the Perenjori Cemetery in Perenjori, Western Australia [240: 17-Dec-1943]


From The Perenjori Pioneer newspaper, Friday 17 December 1943:
Obituary - The Late Mrs Payne
"On Tuesday morning last, at Morawa hospital, the death occurred of Mrs Payne, wife of Mr W. Payne, of Perenjori. The remains were conveyed to Perenjori, where the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friends. We were unable to have a representative present at the funeral, but took steps to obtain a report of this, as well as details of the deceased lady. Unfortunately the report had not arrived in time for publication in this issue, but will appear next week. Meanwhile, we join residents of the district in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved husband and family."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harriet Lacey / Payne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/harriet-lacey  [ sources ]




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