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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Marjorie Etta UNDERWOOD / EDWARDS

Born 7 March 1904 in Harlington, Middlesex, England [20] [21] [41]
Son of James UNDERWOOD and Elizabeth Gilbert LOWE [P333]
Her mother passed away at the age of 31 years in 1907 [21]
In 1911 she was living with her father, two brothers and aunt Esther at Dower House in Harlington, Middlesex, England [20]
Her father departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Persic on 4 May 1912 bound for Western Australia [203] [372: 15-Jun-1912]
She and her brothers departed London with their future stepmother Kate TAYSOM on the steamship Australind on 19 July 1913 [203]
Her father worked as a saddler in Mount Barker [P333] and Latham [19] before purchasing farmland in Coorow [44]
Entered into service with the Education Department of Western Australia on 1 November 1921 [41]
School Monitor and Sewing Mistress of the Bullsbrook State School in Bullsbrook in 1922 [41]
Resided with her father and stepmother on Hill Crest Farm in Coorow [P333]
Teacher of the Waddy Forest State School in Waddy Forest, between Coorow and Latham, from 1923 to 1926 [73]
As sole teacher of the Waddy Forest State School received £4 per week in 1923 and 1924 and £4/2/- per week in 1925 and 1926 [73]
In 1926 she taught approximately 30 children at the Waddy Forest State School [81: 24-Oct-1926]
Resigned from the Education Department on 21 December 1926 [41] but continued to live in Coorow in 1927 and possibly 1928 [19]
She undertook a one-year Rural Course at Teachers' College in Perth from 29 August 1928 [41]
School Teacher of the Jilakin South State School near Kulin from August 1929 and in 1932 [41]
School Teacher of the Caroling State School in Caroling, near Quairading, in 1933 [41]
School Teacher of the Baandee State School in Baandee, between Kellerberrin and Merredin, in 1934 and 1935 [41]
School Teacher of the Emu Hill State School near Narembeen in 1936 and of the Salmon Gums State School in 1937 [41]
Assistant Teacher at the Cannington State School in the Perth suburb of Cannington in 1938 [41]
Assistant Teacher at the Millen State School in the Perth suburb of East Victoria Park in 1941 [41]
Married Coorow farmer Harry EDWARDS in Perth in 1941 [66]
She worked for short periods as a relief teacher, or "Assistant on Supply" at Perth schools in 1942, 1943 and 1956 [41]
Resigned from the Education Department for the second time on 12 April 1956 [41]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Died 7 February 2001; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]
Memorialised along with her husband at the Karrakatta Cemetery's Garden of Remembrance (Crematorium Rose Gardens, K, 306) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Marjorie Etta Underwood / Edwards' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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