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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Stanley Frank Gordon SWAN

Born 20 July 1892 in Harrow, London, England [P67]
Son of William Ernest SWAN and Alice Louise SMITH [P67]
Departed London, England on the steamship Hobsons Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 13 March 1923 [P68]
Married "Betty" Norah Louise WHITTAKER in Perth on 14 December 1923 [P67]
Managed a rubber plantation in Ceylon for a year over 1924 and 1925 [P67]
During their time in Ceylon used the surname GORDON-SWAN [P67]
When the rubber industry slumped he returned to Western Australia in mid 1925 with wife and son James [P67]
They departed Colombo, Ceylon on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 May 1925 [70]
Returned under a Government Scheme which provided his fare, and he had to repay it after obtaining work [P67]
Resided with wife, son James and later also daughter Barbara in Carnamah 1927-1929 [19] [P67]
Well Sinker in Carnamah in 1928 and 1929 [19]
During his time in Carnamah he is believed to have worked for George BOOTH [P68]
Initially resided with family in a tent in "tent city" in the Carnamah townsite[P67]
Later resided with family in GREEN Bros' disused butchers shop in Railway Avenue, Carnamah [P67]
In late 1929 left Carnamah and shifted to Perth [P68]
Resided in the Perth suburbs of North Perth, East Perth, in or near Highgate, Mount Hawthorn and finally East Victoria Park [P68]
In 1936 he was working as a Labourer and living at 201 Bulwer Street in Perth[50]
Worked for many years in the rates department of the Perth City Council [P68]
Father of James, Barbara, Ralph, Pamela, Anthony, Philip, Karen and Stephanie[P67]
Died 19 July 1979; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (IC Section, Niche Wall, W1, 5) [2]
Also known as Stanley Frank GORDON-SWAN [19] [P67]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stanley Frank Gordon Swan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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