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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Molly" Mary CASTLE / SHAW

Born 1901 in Malcolm, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Alexander Wilson CASTLE and Deborah Caroline OWEN [15]
     Her grandfather Cornelius OWEN is said to have been the last person in Wales who was an alluvial gold miner [P122]
     Before her birth her father had managed the Sons of Gwalia mine in Leonora [P122]
     Her Godfather was George William HALL, who was a partner in the Sons of Gwalia mine [P122]
Resided with her parents in the mining districts of Malcolm and Wiluna until her father's death in 1905 [P122]
Following her father's death resided with her mother and three siblings in the Perth suburb of East Perth [P122]
As a child and adult she spent holidays staying with George R. and Minnie M. WATSON on Moonlight Farm in Three Springs [P122]
Married "Ray" Raymond SHAW in Perth in 1928 [66]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs 1930-1940, where he was the manager of the local E. S. & A. Bank [4: 8-Feb-1930] [6] [19]
Attended the Show Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of mauve taffeta attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Holidayed with her husband and children in Perth in February 1937 during her husband's annual leave [5: 19-Feb-1937, 25-Mar-1937]
Herself and her husband were bid farewell at a Valedictory Dance in Three Springs on Thursday evening 13 March 1941 [4: 22-Mar-1941]
     It was organised by the Three Springs Road Board and was attended by 200 people from Arrino, Three Springs and Carnamah [4]
     Seven speakers spoke about their sorrow in losing two valuable and estimable citizens, good friends and an excellent banker [4]
     During the evening they received an electric oven from the residents of Three Springs in addition to a number of personal gifts [4]
     On behalf of the residents of Arrino and Dudawa they were also presented with an electric kettle and an electric toaster [4]
     Dancing at their Valedictory continued to the early hours of the morning, before concluding with the singing of Auld Lang Syne [4]
Left Three Springs in March 1941, following her husband's transfer to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Applecross [2]
Mother of Patricia and Denis [P122]
Died 10 April 1997; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, Lawn 6, 1A)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Castle / Shaw' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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