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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jean MCSWAIN / GIBSON

Born 22 August 1926 in Guildford, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of Malcolm Munro MCSWAIN and Violet BRADY [P34]
Spent her childhood with her parents on their farm in Carnamah [P34]
Educated the Inering State School and the Carnamah State School [P34]
Won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
At the Combined School Sports she won the 8-9 years Girls Egg & Spoon Race and came 3rd in the 9 years Girls Running Race [5]
Won 1st prizes for Writing and Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
With Dorothy M. BAKER won the 9 to 11 Years Girls Siamese Race at the Inter-School Sports in Carnamah on 2 October 1936 [5]
     Individually she came 2nd in the 10 & 11 Years Girls Potato Race, and 3rd in the 10 Years Girls Running Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Competed for Carnamah at the North Midlands Athletic Sports in Three Springs on Friday 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
     Came 2nd in the 9 & 10 Years Girls Skipping Race, and 3rd with Valda FERGUSON in the Under 12 Years Girls Siamese Race [5]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Flower Fairy" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
     Won the 9 to 11 Years Girls Alarm Race and came 2nd in the 9 to 11 Years Girls Ball & Spoon Race [5]
     Herself and E. Gwyneth BROADHURST came 2nd in the 9 to 11 Years Three Legged Race [5: 14-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Ladies' Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 03995, 04085]
Resided in Carnamah until enlisting in the Australian Army on 1 September 1944[16]
     Driver WF40084 in the Australian Women's Army Service during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 1 March 1946 [16]
Married Donald GIBSON [P34]
Resided of late in Howard, Queensland, Australia [2]
Died 30 September 1991; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 10D, 79) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jean McSwain / Gibson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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