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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Janet Elsie NAIRN / BARDEN

Born 1889 in Upper Irwin, Western Australia [15] [29]
Daughter of Frank Edward NAIRN and Harriett Emma LONG [15]
She was a grand-daughter of Carnamah pioneers James & Sarah NAIRN and Coorow pioneers William & Sarah LONG [P3]
Spent her childhood with her parents at both Noolooloo Station in Carnamah and Claremont Farm in Dongara [P3]
She was baptised by the Church of England rector based in Dongara on 12 October 1890 [332]
After her mother's departure from the family she resided with her spinster NAIRN aunts on the Claremont Farm in Dongara [P3]
Resided on Claremont Farm in Dongara until March 1916 when she and her sister moved to Perth with their aunt Clementina NAIRN [86]
Prior to leaving they were the guests of honour at a social at the Dongara Hall on Wednesday evening 22 March 1916 [86: 25-Mar-1916]
The social included music, songs, recitations, dancing and speeches about the high esteem they were held in [86: 25-Mar-1916]
Later in 1916 and in 1917 she was living with her aunt Clementina at 143 Tower Street in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [50]
Partner of Ernest BARDEN [15]
They resided in Dongara 1917-1922 [50]
Resided in Three Springs in 1924, where her husband worked as a Storeman [98]
Her children William and Betty were students at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from May to December 1924 [98]
At the end of 1924, or in early 1925, they left Three Springs and shifted to Mullewa [98]
Resided in Mullewa 1925-1972 [50]
Mother of William Dominic, Betty Magdalene and Bernard Joseph [15]
Died 8 December 1972 in Geraldton; buried at Mullewa Cemetery in Mullewa, Western Australia [15] [29]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Janet Elsie Nairn / Barden' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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