BARRETT, William

5 December 1926 – 23 September 1995

Origin Salford, England
First settled in Collie, WA
Original Occupation Shoemaker/Home Painter
Occupation in Australia Railways/Guard Shunter/Tree felling/Bell Bros Tyres


Departure Port Liverpool
Arrival Year 1950


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Came to Australia for a new life as his family had passed away from TB. Fresh dry climate. Wanted to be a drover. First worked tree felling, then moved to Perth. Worked on local railways as a guard in Merredin & shunter in Bassendean. Finally wrote & attempted to encourage my mother, twice, Sylvia Barrett, to immigrate. She did, they married. My brother was born in 1956 and I was born in 1958. Loved the outdoors, beach etc.


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