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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Win" Winsome MCSWAIN / BROZ

Born February 1924 [P34]
Daughter of Malcolm Munro MCSWAIN and Violet BRADY [P34]
Spent her younger childhood with her parents and sisters on their farm on the Carnamah Estate in Carnamah [P34]
In 1933 went to Perth to attend school; returned to Carnamah in July 1934 [P34]
Educated at the Inering State School and the Carnamah State School [P34]
Attended the R.S.L. Sports Meeting held at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5]
     Herself, Joy M. WYLIE, Joy M. BREWER and Eileen L. CLARK competed in and won the Relay Race  [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Needlework and a Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
     Won both the 11 years Girls Running Race and the 11 to 12 years Girls Skipping Race [5]
     Came 2nd in the 12 years Girls Running Race and in the 10 to 11 years Girls Potato Race [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     Came 2nd in the 12 Years Girls Running Race and the 11 & 12 Years Girls Skipping Race [5]
     Along with Joy M. WYLIE won the 12 Years & Over Girls Siamese Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Came 2nd in the 12 Years Girls Running Race at the Inter-School Sports held in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Competed for Carnamah at the North Midlands Athletic Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Friday 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
     Came 2nd in the 12 Years Girls Running Race, and with Joy M. WYLIE won the 12 Years & Over Girls Siamese Race [5]
Competed at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 29 March 1937 [5]
     Won the Single Ladies Race and came 2nd in the Open Girls Skipping Race [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
     Won the 13 Years & Over Girls Running Race and the 12 to 15 Years Girls Alarm Race [5]
     Came 2nd in the Girls Potato Race and the 12 Years & Over Thread the Needle [5]
     Together herself and Agnes L. SHARP won the 12 to 15 Years Old Girls Three Legged Race [5: 14-May-1937]
Sewing Mistress at the Inering State School on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1941 [73]
Began working as a Telephonist on the Telephone Exchange within the Carnamah Post Office in mid 1941[P167]
     During the Second World War she and Rachel R. S. POWER worked the telephone exchange through the day and night [P167]
     For about three years of the war they worked through the day and then slept there at night [P167]
Member of the Carnamah Girls Club [47]
Member of the Carnamah Ladies' Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04015]
In October 1942 left Carnamah for a period and worked as a Telephonist in Moora[0: images 04151 & 04179]
Was one of the organisers of the 1946 Carnamah Children's Christmas Tree [0: image 04404]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club [0: image 04480]
Telephonist on the Telephone Exchange within the Carnamah Post Office until 1947 [0: image 04480]
On 21 August 1947 was bid farewell by the people of Carnamah at a dance at the Carnamah Hall [0: image 04480]
Left Carnamah in August 1947 and shifted to Perth [0: image 04480]
Later married Frank Francis BROZ [P34]
Resided of late in Herne Hill [2]
Died 26 July 1992; ashes scattered to the winds at Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Winsome McSwain / Broz' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/winsome-mcswain [sources]




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