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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Sarah PETTIT / NAIRN

Born 1820 in Huntingdon, England [33]
Daughter of John PETTIT and Rebecca TOMLIN [33]
She was baptised at Saint Andrew's Church in Alwalton, Huntingdon, England on 14 May 1820 [33]
Departed from England with her parents on the ship Gilmore and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 15 December 1829 [37]
Married James NAIRN in Perth on 16 March 1840 [37]
Resided with her husband and children in Perth and later on Daliak Farm in York [104] [148]
Later resided for a time during the 1860s on her husband's Noolooloo Station in what is now the Carnamah district [148]
She gave birth to her youngest son "Rolly" Henry Robert Rawlingson NAIRN at Noolooloo on 7 July 1866 [245]
As far is known she was the first non-indigineous woman to live in Carnamah, and the first to give birth to a child in Carnamah [P1]
Later resided with her husband on Claremont Farm in Dongara [104]
She and her husband travelled to Perth to visit old friends in August 1893 and on their return home was seriously ill [383: 18-Aug-1893]
Mother of five sons - William John, Frank Edward, Walter James, Charles Joseph and Henry Robert Rawlingson [15]
Mother of seven daughters - Amelia, Clementina, Sarah, Charlotte, Emma, Jane and Mary Elizabeth [15]
Died 13 August 1893; buried at the Dongara Cemetery in Dongara, Western Australia [138]


From The Daily News newspaper, Wednesday 18 October 1893:
General News
"An old resident of the Irwin district, and one of the earliest settlers to arrive at Fremantle – Mrs James Nairn – has died recently, at her home at the North."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sarah Pettit / Nairn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sarah-pettit [sources]




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