Storekeeping in isolated rural communities of South and Western Australia
Presented by Ronda Jamieson
The country storekeeper was a vital element in the survival of remote communities before modern transport links were established. Ronda Jamieson will talk about researching and writing the story of the Daw family who started their activities in South Australia in 1838. Her great grandfather, Francis Daw, and his sons, opened stores in Esperance, Ravensthorpe and other small towns from 1894. Considerable family archival records included those about the debt carried as a result of the Great Depression. The talk will also cover the different views family members had about how their story should be remembered.
Ronda is a well respected WA historian and a former Director of the Battye Library and past President of the Professional Historians Association.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Unit 4, 48 May St Bayswater WA
7pm - welcome drink & nibbles
7.30pm - presentation starts (followed by coffee and cake)
Cost - $3
RSVP by 14th July - 9271 4311 or
Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 July 2012 )