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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"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 29 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/winifred-muriel-raffan [sources]




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