Interviews

Clarke MC

Interviewee: Mrs Marjorie Cecil Clarke (nee Clifton)
Date of Birth: 22 March 1894
Interviewer : J J Drennan
Date of Interview: 1985
Date of Death: 7 October 1990
Verbatim Transcript: Retyped by Lyn Adams
BOHG No: 1985.002
Total Length: 1 hr 56 min

Mrs Marjorie Clarke. Born 22.3.1894
Daughter of Robert Cecil Clifton and Rose Leake.
Great grand-daughter of Eleanora and Marshall Waller Clifton who came to Australind, Western Australia on the ‘PARKFIELD’ – 1841.
REFERENCES:
Personal diary by her grand-daughter – Bridget Anne Clarke of Waterloo, WA.
Book – ‘Gathered Fragments’ by Leon Cohen
West Australian Government 1901
PHOTOS:
Perth Home – 231, Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Roelands Home – ‘Littlemoor’ off Sth. West Hwy. Roelands. Nr. Bunbury.

Early life in Perth
Her parents and Family
Life Style
Fathers musical instruments
Walks to Applecross
Mr Herbert Gibbs
Her Wedding Day
Wartime Engagement 1917
Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather
She reads writings of them coming to Australia
Elizabeth Fry – 100 Gold Sovereigns
Holidays at Australind 1895
Living at Roelands 1918
Depression Years 1930
Australind
Her children growing up at Roelands
Her Husband and her Learning to Drive
Perth College – 1915

Arrived in Australind, WA on the ‘Parkfield’ on 18.3.1841

MARSHALL WALLER CLIFTON m. 2.7.1811 ELINOR BELL
Born 1.11.1787 Born 3.10.1792
Died 10. 4.1861 Died 19. 2.1866

Their 5th child –

ROBERT WILLIAM CLIFTON m. 20.10.1840 CHRISTINA GRANT MARTIN
Born 22. 5.1817 Born 25.12.1821
Died 1. 5.1885 Died 25. 1.1909

Their 7th child –

ROBERT CECIL CLIFTON m. 12. 4.1882 ROSE LOUISA LEAKE
Born 5. 9. 1854 Born 29. 8. 1862
Died 17. 1.1931 Died 26. 1. 1930

Their 6th child –

MARJORIE CECIL CLIFTON m. 4. 9.1918 RAYMOND ARTHUR CLARKE
Born 22.3.1894 Born 18. 6.1889
Died 1990 Died 25.10.1959

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