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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Melba Victoria RANKINE

Born 1912 in London, England [21]
Daughter of John Henry RANKINE and Alice Catherine BROWNE [21] [203]
Resided with her parents in Montreal, Quebec, Canada [335]
They departed Montreal, Canada on the steamer Scotian and arrived in Port Huron, Michigan, United States on 21 July 1913 [335]
They departed New York, United States on the steamship Mauretania and arrived in Liverpool, England on 23 March 1914 [204]
Along with Miss Hilda G. MASSON they departed London, England on the steamship Osterley on 19 November 1915 [34] [70] [203]
After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Osterley in Fremantle, Western Australia on 23 December 1915 [70]
Arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia with her parents on 12 January 1916 [34]
Resided with her parents on Lot M952 of New Brunswick Farm in Carnamah in 1916 and 1917 [34]
By 1929 she was again living with her parents in Canada [204]
They departed Quebec, Canada on the steamship Empress of Australia and arrived in Southampton, England on 24 August 1929 [204]
Later resided with her parents in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada [293: 7-Jun-1939]
Her engagement was announced to Kenneth Bertram Powell LEE, A.M.I.A.E. of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps in 1939 [293]
In 1943 she was living on Wallis Street in Forster, New South Wales, Australia [50]
Resided at 108 Pascoe Vale Road, Moonee Pounds in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for at least the years 1949-1980 [50]
Died 10 October 1987; ashes interred at the Altona Memorial Park in the Melbourne suburb of Altona North [236]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Melba Victoria Rankine' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2022 from [reference list]

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