Mosey – Gwenth Edna (nee Gosling)

MOSEY, Gwenyth Edna –
Suddenly on December 19, 2002.
Dearly loved wife of Gordon (deceased).
Loved and loving mother of Helen and Bronwyn.
Respected mother-in-law of Bronte Brennand and Kym Powell.
Devoted grandma of Robert and Sophie.
Aged 91 years

Gwenyth Edna Mosey (nee Gosling) was born on the 21st of December 1911, in the front room of the Gosling Cottage. Gwen was the daughter of Percival Arthur and Minna Maria Gosling and grand daughter of Arthur Edward and Elizabeth Adah Gosling the owner of A. E. Gosling Drapery and Grocery Store in Eudunda.

In 1910 after her grandfather left Eudunda and moved to Unley in Adelaide, her father managed the store.

At the age of 6, after the store was sold, Gwen moved to Waikerie with her family. Her father first had a fruit block and then managed A. H. Landseer General Store in Waikerie.

After finishing school at Waikerie, Gwen did Junior teaching for a while, then went on to Teacher’s College in Adelaide. Her first teaching appointment was at Koppio a little settlement out of Tumby Bay on the West Coast. This was a one teacher school covering grades 1 -7. All her year 7 students passed thier QC while she was there. The school is now a museum.

From there Gwen was transferred to a little school at Springton in the Barossa Valley and then to another little school at Bright, about 5 miles out of Robertstown in the Mid North.

It was there that Gwen met her husband-to-be Gordon Mosey. After her marriage, Gwen became a farmer’s wife and took on all the duties required, such as milking cows, cooking for the shearers, rounding up the sheep etc. far from the skills of a teacher. However she took on her new role without complaint.

Gwen had two daughters, Helen and Bronwyn and was the proud grandmother of Robert and Sophie.

In about 1973, Gordon and Gwen retired to Adelaide and after Gordon’s death in 1993, Gwen remained in the family home at Paradise until she was 90 and in the last year of her life, resided in Resthaven at Paradise.

Gwen had the privilege of opening the Gosling Cottage in October 2002 and was very proud to do so. She was looking forward to going back to see the cottage again but sadly, on the 19th of December 2002 Gwen passed away 2 days before her 91st birthday.

Thanks to Bronwyn Powell for this article.

Opening of “Gosling Cottage” – read about how Mrs Mosey opened this historic building