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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jean" Hilda Isobel Jean ROBERTSON / SCHILLING

Born 1911 [15]
Daughter of school teacher William John ROBERTSON and Frances Tuckfield BATH [2] [39: 23-Jan-1942] [50]
Her parents were married in 1896 in Norwood, South Australia [55] but by 1903 had shifted to Western Australia [50]
School Teacher of the Winchester State School in Winchester, South Carnamah from March 1933 to May 1936 [5: 5-Jun-1936] [25]
During her time as sole teacher of the Winchester State School she received an annual salary of £221 [73]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1933-34, 1934-35 and 1935-36 [4: 22-Dec-1934] [5: 20-Oct-1933, 1-Nov-1935]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 in a dress of floral silk voile [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Foundation Secretary of the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association in 1935 [5: 10-May-1935]
Travelled from Winchester to Perth by train on Saturday 11 May 1935 to spend the school holidays in Perth [5: 17-May-1935]
Her mother Mrs ROBERTSON spent a holiday staying with Mrs Rita HAIG in Winchester later in May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
After spending the August school holiday in Perth she returned to Winchester on Saturday 31 August 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Wore yellow and silver marocain to the Show Ball held after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Organised the Winchester State School's School Concert & Ball at the Winchester School on Saturday 14 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Rev. David H. DYKE remarked at the School Concert that the students were fortunate in having a teacher of her calibre [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936 in a blue frock trimmed in silver [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
After spending the May school holidays in Perth she returned to Winchester on Saturday evening 16 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Left Winchester on Friday night 29 May 1936 after being transferred to East Cannington [5: 5-Jun-1936]
In January 1937 she was living in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Spent a short holiday with Mrs Rita M. HAIG on Kirkar Vale Farm in Winchester in January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Married Walter Leslie SCHILLING in Perth in 1938 [66]
Resided in Narembeen 1939-1942 [2] [39: 2-May-1939]
Mother of Keith and Brian [39: 23-Jan-1942]
Died 21 January 1942 in Perth; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, IA, 296) [2] [39: 23-Jan-1942]
Both of her parents, who died in 1959 and 1960, were also buried in the same plot at the Karrakatta Cemetery [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hilda Isobel Jean Robertson / Schilling' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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