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Orphan Number: 2968
Orphan: Walter Percival KEEN
Mother:McLEOD, Jessie
Father:KEEN, William Norman Shadwell
Mother's ship:
Father's ship:William & Jane
Age when admitted:3yrs
Date admitted:30 Mar 1864
Date discharged:1875, 20 Jul 1878
Institution(s):Queens Orphan School
Discharged to: William Barnett, Newbold, ,
Remarks: mother in England - won Church of England prize 1872/3 - absconded from Newbold 20 Jul 1878 - , father a surgeon died in Auckland, NZ, Aug 1866
References: SWD26/7, 27, 52/2, 53, 54, 55/20, CSD25/19/1674, POL709, HAP1871/63, Mercury 23 Aug 1866


This orphan has been claimed by: michael keen

I am trying to find more details on the life of Walter Keen after he left the orphanage in 1878



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This orphan has been claimed by: Sandy Perry

Walter Percival Keen,  a saddler by trade, song writer, comedian and ventriloquist He attempted suicide in London in 1904 returning home to Australia shortly after. From 1908-1912 he spent in Liverpool Hospital for infirm and destitute. He died in Sydney in 1913 



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