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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Betty" Norah Louise WHITTAKER / SWAN

Born 2 February 1900 in York, Yorkshire, England [P68]
Daughter of George Henry WHITTAKER and Anne Elizabeth HARRISON [P68]
Departed London, England on the steamship Hobsons Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 13 March 1923 [P68]
She met her future husband on the Hobsons Bay on her way to what was to be a holiday in Australia [P67]
Married Stanley Frank Gordon SWAN in Perth on 14 December 1923 [P67]
Resided with her husband and later son in Ceylon in 1924 and some of 1925 [P67]
They departed Colombo, Ceylon on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 May 1925 [70]
Resided with her husband, son James and later daughter Barbara in Carnamah 1927-1929 [P68]
Worked part time at the Carnamah Hotel scrubbing floors and also did housework for farmers [P67]
Resided with her husband, son and later also infant daughter in a tent in 'tent city' in the Carnamah townsite [P67]
Later resided with her husband and two children in a disused butchers shop that had three walls and the fourth fly-wire [P67]
Along with her husband and two children left Carnamah and shifted to Perth in late 1929 [P67]
They resided in the Perth suburbs of North Perth, East Perth, Highgate, Mount Hawthorn, East Victoria Park and Bentley [P68]
Mother of James, Barbara, Ralph, Pamela, Anthony, Philip, Karen and Stephanie[P68]
Died 2 November 1991; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (IC, Niche Wall, W1, 5) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norah Louise Whittaker / Swan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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