In 1905, Frederick William Bow of England married Emma Barnes of Busselton. Emma was known as Molly Barnes. In 1912, Frederick took up conditional purchase land at Esperance. He arrived in January 1913 from Coolgardie with wagons loaded with building materials and twenty-six horses.


The Bow Family

L to R Dolly, Moggy, Edna, Bobbie, Myrtle, Diddy, Molly, Charley Seated Frederick Bow

Frederick Bow had built the Premier Hotel near Coolgardie, which was a large stone building, the remains of the old stone building still stand. He had plans to build a family homestead. The 2,201 acres (890.71ha) had cost 6 shillings and sixpence per acre (65 cents per 0.404 hectares) and was situated elven miles out of Esperance on the Esperance Downs. On the location, he sunk two wells to provide water for the many varieties of fruit trees that were planted. Frederick planted a crop of potatoes which grew very successfully. He returned to Coolgardie to pick up his wife and family.

The Bow children were Dolly, Moggy (Arthur), Edna, Bobbie (Robert), Myrtle, Diddy (Neville), Molly, and Charley (Charles).
Dolly (Creilia Grace ) married.
Moggy (Arthur John) married
Edna married Quinn Pervis
Bobbie (Robert Walter)
Myrtle married Maurice Dellacca
Diddy (Neville Ernest) married.
Molly (Clarissa Adelaide) married Charles Wilson.
Charley (Charles Leonard) married .
Frederick Bow



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