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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Violet BRADY / MCSWAIN

Born 19 August 1890 in Terowie, South Australia [55] [P34]
Daughter of Edward Foster BRADY and Harriett Ann WHITE [55]
Shifted with her parents from South Australia to Western Australia around 1894 [P34]
Married Malcolm Munro MCSWAIN in 1921 [66]
Resided with her husband and children on farmland on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah 1921-1948 [P34]
Awarded 1st prizes for Sweet Peas and Collection of Blooms at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
In 1934 she had a ricked back and spent most of her time laying down, only getting up and walking around sometimes [81: 4-Mar-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Helped run the Produce Stall of wheat, oats and chaff at the Presbyterian Church's Fair in Carnamah on 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Her birthday was celebrated with morning tea at Cowderoy's Store in Carnamah on Tuesday 20 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Assisted the committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society with their Annual Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Misses HICKS and HOUSE spent an enjoyable weekend as her guests during the last weekend of November 1935 [5: 6-Dec-1935]
It was reported in late February 1936 that she was an inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Won 1st prize for Geranium in Pot in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
She was left stranded on Tuesday 22 December 1936 while travelling to the Carnamah townsite by sulky when her horse bolted [5]
     The horse bolting broke the harness, however word was received by her husband and he travelled in and repaired the harness [5]
     On their way home the horse bolted again and she was thrown out of the sulky and forcefully hit the ground on her left side [5]
     She was taken to the Carnamah Private Hospital for treatment for a broken arm, abrasions to the face and shock [5: 24-Dec-1936]
During January 1937 she, her husband and two of their children spent a holiday in Perth [5: 15-Jan-1937, 5-Feb-1937]
Sold a cow for £3/17/6 through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Ladies Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Steward in Charge of the Flower section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Shows in 1937 and 1938 [5: 4-Jun-1937] [13]
Along with her daughters she spent a holiday in Perth during January 1938 [5: 7-Jan-1938]
Resided with her husband on Calecono Farm in Marchagee 1949-1952 [19]
In 1952 or 1953 herself and her husband retired to the Perth suburb of Guildford [P34]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Midland [2]
Mother of Barbara, Winsome, Jean, Nancy and Dorothy [P34]
Died 19 May 1979; ashes scattered to the winds at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Violet Brady / McSwain' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/violet-brady [sources]




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