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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Harriett Emma LONG / NAIRN

Born 24 July 1860 in Northam, Western Australia [P221]
Daughter of William LONG and Sarah GREEN [15]
Settled with her parents in Coorow in 1862 [P17]
Resided with her parents on Coorow Station, which they pioneered, from 1862 until her marriage in 1877 [P17]
In the earlier years their nearest neighbour was James NAIRN and later his son Frank NAIRN on Noolooloo Station [P1]
Married Frank Edward NAIRN on 18 December 1877 at the Parish Church in Greenough [40]
Resided with her husband and children on Noolooloo Station in what later became the Carnamah-Winchester district [P3]
Also resided part time with her husband and children on Claremont Farm in Dongara [P3]
Later left her husband and along with their youngest child she is said to have gone to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [P3] [P17]
Her husband advertised in April and May of 1895 that he would not be responsible for any debts she contracted [160: 24-May-1895]
She evidently returned to Western Australia as she was buried at Perth's Karrakatta Cemetery [2]
Mother of Charles Harold, Margaret, Amy, Edith Harriett, James William, Bessie Clementina and Frederick [15] [P3]
Raised her stepson and nephew Edward F. W. NAIRN, the son of her sister Lizzie and her husband who'd been born in 1873 [P3] [P17]
Died 5 October 1942; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, LB, 665) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harriett Emma Long / Nairn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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