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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Sarah CAMPBELL / FEEHAN

Born C.1876 [176]
Daughter of Charles CAMPBELL and Aboriginal woman Jinnie [38] [40]
Married (1) Matthew FEEHAN in Milo in 1889 [15]
     She and Matthew had four children together - Sarah Jane, Charles, Nellie Ellen and Matthew [15]
     In 1897 they were living in Arrino [6]
Grazier in Arrino 1903-1907 [6]
Partner of (2) Charles BROCKMAN [332]
     In 1907 she gave birth to her and Charles' daughter Emma [15] [332]
     Their daughter Emma was baptised by the Church of England rector based in Dongara on 28 March 1907 [332]
     Their son Charles died in Arrino in 1915 [15]
In 1909 her address was Sheoak River [50]
During the hotter months of the year she, her sister and their mother would accompany her mother's people to the coast [219: page 16]
Her mother was a member of a group of Aboriginal people referred to by farming families as the Forked Thumb Tribe [219: pages 13, 24]
     At infancy the thumb of one hand was split from the nail as far as the first joint, which healed as two smaller thumbs [219: page 13]
     The group lived at a freshwater swamp known as Cooke Swamp in Dudawa, East Arrino for most of the year [219: pages 13, 16]
     During the hotter months of the year the group moved to near Cliff Head on the coast [219: page 16]
Her father, who was a pastoralist in Arrino, died in 1920 and in his will left her a quarter of his estate [38]
Resided of late as a Pensioner in Mingenew [176]
Died 13 August 1949; buried at 11 a.m. on 15 August 1949 at the Mingenew Cemetery in Mingenew, Western Australia [176]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sarah Campbell / Feehan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sarah-campbell [reference list]




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