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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Pat" Margaret Dorothy FIELD / DE CASTILLA

Born 21 August 1906 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [43: OH250]
Daughter of Matthew James FIELD and Emma Annie BRODIE [43]
Resided with her parents in Laverton for ten months, in Brookton for eight years and then in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [43]
Educated at the Cottesloe State School; Beaconsfield State School; and then at Perth Modern School on a scholarship 1920-1924 [43]
Worked as a monitor at swimming classes and as a School Monitor of the Fremantle Infants while studying at university part time [43]
Attended and boarded at the Teacher's College in the Perth suburb of Claremont in 1927 and 1928 [43]
Probationary Assistant Teacher at the State School in Three Springs in 1929, on an annual salary of £160 [4: 16-Feb-1929] [73]
Later in 1929 she officially graduated and received her Bachelor of Arts degree[4: 18-May-1929]
Drove from Three Springs to Mingenew one weekend in March 1929 to visit her friend Miss Violet J. SHARMAN [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 wearing "tomato red georgette with double frilled skirt" [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth for a holiday in mid May 1929 [4: 18-May-1929]
After leaving Three Springs she taught at Moora full time and then in a temporary position at the Infant's School in Claremont [43]
Secretary for Professor CAMERON in Perth, until staff were reduced due to the depression [43]
Taught in the Perth suburb of Carlisle for one year, in Broome for two years, and later at East Fremantle [43]
Spent one year's exchange in New South Wales, where she taught at Brighton le Sands, Queanbeyan and Lismore [43]
Married pearling fleet manager "Jock" Jack DE CASTILLA in Broome on 26 September 1937 [43]
Resided with her husband in Broome until evacuating to Perth in early 1942, just before Broome was bombed [43]
After the Second World War herself and her husband shifted to Denmark where they conducted a dairy farm [43]
Resumed teaching in Denmark in 1947 before shifting with her husband and daughters to Broome in 1948 [43]
Resided in Broome, where her husband managed the North West Pearling Company's pearling fleet [43]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of West Perth [2]
Mother of Margo and Judith [43]
Died 15 October 1997; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Dorothy Field / De Castilla' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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