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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Rita Kathleen HENDERSON

Born 1900 in Kaiapoi, New Zealand [P353]
Daughter of Charles HENDERSON and Cecilia DRUMMONG [P353]
Her mother died when she was 18 months old after giving birth to twins Cecilia Castlemaine and Charles Julius [P353]
Following their mother's death herself and her surviving twin sibling Cecilia went to live with their maternal grandparents [P353]
Resided with her grandparents Peter DRUMMOND and Sarah Elizabeth nee STILWELL in Motueka, New Zealand [P353]
She was educated at Motueka and later shifted with her grandmother from Motueka to Nelson, New Zealand [P353]
Their next door neighbour in Nelson was Rev. Father P. James TYMONS, who sometimes gave her a ride to work [P353]
Departed New Zealand with Rev. Father P. James TYMONS on the Westralia and arrived in Victoria, Australia in March 1920 [42]
Resided in Three Springs, Western Australia [19]
Believed to have resided in Three Springs with Rev. Father P. James TYMONS who was the local Priest in 1923 and 1924 [6] [19]
Herself and Father TYMONS both departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Largs Bay later in 1924 [204]
They arrived on the Largs Bay in London, England on 17 October 1924 [204]
Her intended address following arrival was the convent at Cavendish Square in London, and her occupation was student [204]
Father TYMONS' intended address was the Redemptionist Monastery in Clapham, London, England [204]
He departed from Southampton, England on the steamship Balmore Castle for Cape, South Africa on 22 November 1924 [203]
Three and a half months later, on 12 March 1925, she departed London, England on the steamship Berrima for Cape, South Africa [203]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rita Kathleen Henderson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/rita-kathleen-henderson [sources]




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