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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Rev. Father Robert SCANLON

Roman Catholic Priest in Berkshire Valley 1909-1916 and then in Dongara 1916-1925 [19] [50]
In 1912 he was making plans to build a convent and establish a community of nuns in Moora [9: 12-Jul-1912]
It was believed he would succeed with the convent as he was "a consistent goer and stays to the finish every time"  [9: 12-Jul-1912]
Officiated at the marriage of Anthony J. FARRELL and Mary A. C. DOWNER in Perenjori on 6 December 1916 [39: 19-Dec-1916]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1916 and 1918 [124]
Made a donation of £1/1/- cash to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1916, 1918 and again in 1919 [124]
He worked tirelessly to make a great success of the Dominican Ladies College's picnic in Dongara on 10 December 1917 [9: 28-Dec-1917]
Donated 10/- cash to increase the funds being raised by the Three Springs branch of the Red Cross Society in 1918 [10: 21-Jun-1918]
Spoke at the Cessation of Hostilities Celebrations at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on 12 November 1918 [10: 22-Nov-1918]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Scanlon' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-scanlon [sources]




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