Born 31 October 1936 in Three Springs, Western Australia [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Daughter of "Tom" Thomas Henry PARKIN and Marjorie Evelyne PIESING [P18]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah 1936-1939 [P18]
Suffered health problems in the aftermath of whooping cough in 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
She was baptised by Methodist Home Missioner Rev. Alfred C. CANNING of Three Springs on 15 September 1939 
For further medical attention she was conveyed from Three Springs to Perth on Sunday 17 December 1939 [5: 22-Dec-1939, 5-Jan-1940]
Died 24 December 1939 in Perth; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, GA, 78)  [5: 5-Jan-1940]
From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 6 November 1936:
"Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. T. Parkin, of Carnamah, on the arrival of a daughter. The baby was born at the Three Springs Hospital on Saturday, October 31."
From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 5 January 1940:
Obituary - Late Shirley Parkin
"It is with extreme regret that we record the death of Shirley, the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Parkin, who passed away in Perth on the 24th December, 1939, at the age of three years and two months. The deceased child, who had been suffering indifferent health for some months following on a bout of whopping cough was transferred from Three Springs hospital to the Perth children's hospital on the Sunday evening preceding her death. Her name was almost immediately placed on the danger list, and although the news of her death came as a great shock to all who had known her, it was not altogether unexpected. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends goes out to the bereaved parents and their two small sons, Ronald and Brian."
|Reference: Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Shirley Patricia Parkin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/shirley-patricia-parkin [sources]|
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