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Wong Hee, Agnes Florence

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  • Wong Hee, Agnes Florence (maiden name)


Agnes Floence Wong Hee was the seventh child of William Wong Hee and Sarah (nee Reeves). She was born at Banyena, Shire of St Arnaud on 10 November 1882. She was baptised at Christ Church St Arnaud on 10 December 1882.

The first indication that Agnes survived to adulthood was when she signed as a witness to her sister Ethel Annie's wedding in 1897. A second reference was on her mother's death certificate in 1904 where Agnes Florence was recorded as aged 21 years. The 1909 Census for St Arnaud listed 'Agnes Wong Hee, Inglewood Road, St Arnaud - Home Duties'.

He father died on 15 June 1904 and according to the Coroners Inquest report, 'Agnes was living and working in Melbourne at the time of her fathers death, and was travelling to St Arnaud to visit him at his request. He drowned, and she arrived two days later. She would have been approximately 30 years old at this time'.

No further details have been found on Agnes.

Sources used to compile this entry: Victorian births, deaths and marriages: birth 109 (Avon Plains). Christ Church St Arnaud baptism record 1242/1883.

Prepared by: Lynda Rogasch