Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1882 in Saint Keverne, Cornwall, England [20] [21]
Daughter of farmer Charles RETALLACK and "Minnie" Mary WILLIAMS [20] [21]
She was one of ten children with siblings Jane, Thomas, Ada, Henry, Phillip, James, Grace, William and Francis [20]
In 1891 was living with her parents and siblings at Tulamean and in 1901 at Chyreene in Saint Keverne, Cornwall, England [20]
Married "Fred" Frederick William ROBERTS in 1903 in Cornwall, England [21]
Departed from Plymouth, England on the steamship Oroya on 5 September 1908 [203]
     She travelled with her son Monty and two of her siblings, Grace RETALLACK and Phillip RETALLACK [203]
     After a voyage of just over a month the four of them arrived on the Oroya in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 October 1908 [338]
     Her sister Grace stayed in Western Australia and her brother Phillip later went onto South Australia [P485]
Resided on the Eastern Goldfields in Western Australia, where her husband prospected for gold to finance buying farmland [P485]
After a number of years in Western Australia they returned to England with their three children [203]
     They departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Osterley and arrived in London, England on 24 May 1912 [204]
Her husband departed London, England on the steamship Orontes on 28 February 1913 bound for Western Australia [203]
     Seven months later she departed London with their children on the Orama and arrived in Fremantle on 11 November 1913 [70]
In 1916 and 1917 they were living at 68 Hare Street, Piccadilly in Kalgoorlie [50]
Her husband purchased land at Waddy Forest in 1921 [27] and was one of the first to settle and begin farming there [81: 24-Oct-1926]
Resided with her husband and children on Treverry Farm in Waddy Forest [19]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on Thursday 11 April 1929 in a dress of black sequined georgette [4: 20-Apr-1929]
She was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Later resided in Keysbrook, between Mundijong and Pinjarra [2]
Mother of Montague, Olive, Beresford and Patricia [P485]
Died 16 November 1962; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZK, 610) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Retallack / Roberts' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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