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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Kate ROBERTSON / MCINTOSH

Born 22 February 1889 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland [28]
Daughter of printer compositor John Scott ROBERTSON and Kate MCKENDRICK [28]
In 1891 was living with her parents, brother John and sister Annie at 13 Stirling Street in Dundee, Angus, Scotland [20]
She was a scholar and was boarding with John and Jane GRANT at the Railway Station in Rothes, Moray, Scotland in 1901 [20]
In early 1913 was working as a dressmaker and was still residing at the Railway Station in Rothes, Moray, Scotland [28]
Married John MCINTOSH on 22 February 1913 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland [28]
Departed London, England with her husband on the steamship Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 7 July 1914 [70]
Her husband had made arrangements to buy a Ready-Made Farm in Coorow, Western Australia from the Midland Railway Company [34]
On arrival her husband was unimpressed with the farm in Coorow but instead ended up buying a Ready-Made Farm in Winchester [34]
Settled in Winchester, within the Carnamah district of Western Australia, with her husband in 1914 [5: 23-Jun-1933]
Resided with her husband on their farm at Winchester 1914-1934 [3] [5: 23-Jun-1933] [19]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
She and her husband went to Fremantle on 10 January 1928 to meet her two sisters who were arriving from England [4: 14-Jan-1928]
Her sisters, one of whom was Miss Margaret ROBERTSON, travelled on the Orsova, the same ship she had arrived on in 1914 [63]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Conducted the Fortune Telling at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
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]
Resided with her husband on a 70 acre holding on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road in Carnamah 1935 onwards [3]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
The property contained a four bedroom wood and asbestos house as well as a galvanised iron chaff house and grain shed [0: image 04684]
Following her husband's death in 1941 inherited the 70 acre property on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road and continued to reside there [P4]
For a number of years she ran a poultry farm on the property [P4] [6]
She is also known to have sent cream to Perth to supplement her income [P4]
Her old cream can is now in the collection of the Carnamah Museum and is featured in the virtual exhibition Milk, Cream & Butter [P1]
Sold two ewes at 23/10 per head through Dlagety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 19 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Obtained the telephone in 1941 - was telephone number Carnamah-51 from 1941 to 1952 [60]
On 7 November 1952 put her Carnamah property up for sale by public auction through Westralian Farmers' Co-op Ltd [0: image 04684]
Sold the 70 acres, which was Victoria Location 9533, to Donald F. A. ROWLAND in 1953 [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [2]
Died 5 January 1959; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, JA, 636) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kate Robertson / McIntosh' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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