Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Winnie" Winifred Muriel RAFFAN

Born 1896 in Wallerawang, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Daughter of John RAFFAN and Janet Allison TELFER [32]
Along with her mother and sister she shifted from New South Wales to Western Australia in 1900 [P74]
Resided with her parents in Broad Arrow 1902-1909; in Roberts Street, Kalgoorlie in 1909; and then in Frank Street, Kalgoorlie [6]
After the departure for Winchester of her father in 1913 and her mother in 1916 she remained in Frank Street, Kalgoorlie until 1918 [6]
Resided with her parents and brothers on her father's Inchgower Farm in Winchester in 1923 [19]
School Teacher of the first Winchester State School in 1923, which was run from a house on her father's Inchgower Farm [8: page 33] [73]
In 1923 she received an annual salary of £222 for her year as sole teacher of the Winchester State School [73]
Teacher in Mundaring in 1925 [50]
Returned to Winchester in October 1928 following the death of her father [4: 20-Oct-1928]
Resided with her mother and brothers on Inchgower Farm, Winchester in later 1928 and early 1929 [4: 20-Oct-1928, 26-Jan-1929]
She and her mother spent a holiday at Dongara Beach in January 1929 [4: 26-Jan-1929]
In 1932 she was living in Mundaring [4: 27-Feb-1932]
Departed Colombo, Ceylon on the steamship Mongolia and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 31 March 1933 [63]
Arrived by train in Winchester on Saturday 11 May 1935 to spend a holiday with her brothers and sister-in-law [5: 17-May-1935]
Teacher at Scotch College at 78 Shenton Road in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne in 1936 [50]
In May 1937 she spent a holiday with her brother and sister-in-law on Inchgower Farm in Winchester [5: 14-May-1937]
Resided in retirement in the Perth suburb of Bentley [1] [90]
Died 4 June 1984 in the Perth suburb of Bentley; ashes interred in the Niche Wall at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah [1] [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Winifred Muriel Raffan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

Use the below form or email

Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.