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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Roland William BARTLETT

Born 1908 [239: Tree 14A]
Son of William BARTLETT and Laura JACOBS [239: Tree 14A]
Converted to Catholicism and was baptised at Saint Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Carnamah on 26 January 1935 [91]
The sponsor of his baptism was Mrs "Ettie" Mary H. PARKER of Carnamah [91]
Married Eva Mary Frances WYATT in 1935 at Saint Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Carnamah [P411]
Resided in Carnamah, during which time he worked building, clearing land, shearing and fencing for farmers [P411]
Resided in Carnamah in early 1935, and then in Three Springs 1935-1950 [91]
Carrier in Three Springs 1940-1950 [19] [91]
His wife gave birth to a still born child on 22 September 1936, who was buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery [24]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Father of 14 children including Oriel and Ruben [91]
Died 31 August 1987; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Fremantle WA (General Lawn, Lawn H, 235) [2]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 17 August 1946:
Citizenship Rights - Applicant from Three Springs - A Successful Claim
"An application for a certificate of citizenship under the Natives (Citizenship Rights) Act by Roland William Bartlett came before the resident magistrate (Mr T. Ansell) in the Geraldton Court House yesterday morning, the Commissioner of Native Affairs being represented by Sergeant L. H. Clifford, who did not oppose the application. The applicant said that he was thirty seven years of age, had been living at Three Springs for twelve years, and was engaged there on mail carrying contract and other work. At one time he had resided in the Quairading district and had gone to school at a little place outside Quairading, where he had reached the fourth standard. Applicant added that he had a bank account and "understood business." He had been married for just on twelve years and had five children, three of whom were attending school. He resided in a house with two rooms and a verandah which he owned, and to which he was about to add another room, and he was able to satisfy the medical requirements of the Act. The magistrate remarked that, from what the applicant had said and from a perusal of the file dealing with the case, he thought Bartlett had made constant and successful efforts to further himself in life, and a certificate of citizenship would accordingly be issued to him."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Roland William Bartlett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 12 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/roland-william-bartlett  [ sources ]




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