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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hugh HAMERSLEY

Born 1905 in Walkaway, Western Australia [15]
Son of Hugh Edward HAMERSLY and Edith Maud GOULD [15]
Farmer and Grazier of Well Station in Walkaway, and later the Farmer ofThe Dale and Mt Hill Farm in Walkaway [3] [19]
His father was also the grazier of Well Station in Walkaway [19]
His father sold 5 bales of wool for 11½d. per pound and 8 bales for 11¼d. per pound on 18 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Leased 23,241 acres of land at Eneabba in Leases 4026/93, 4029/92 until cancelling the leases on 27 May 1932 [3]
     From 1932 to 1941 he was the lessee of 13,800 acres of land in Eneabba in Leases 2969/56 and 1047/93 (later Lease 45/693) [3]
     From 1950 to 1954 he was the owner of the 1,000 acre Victoria Location 8190 in Eneabba [3]
     His Victoria Location 8190 was forfeited on 22 January 1954, and later re-taken up by W. H. & B. C. OGDEN of Burracoppin [3]
     His uncle John McLean HAMERSLEY had owned 40 acres and leased 13,000 acres in Eneabba [3]
Won 1st prize for a Draught Filly in the horse section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5]
     Also competed in the Ring Events of the Show, winning 1st for the Swerving Race, Flag Race, Melon Race and Pony Hunter [5]
     Came 2nd in the Gentlemen's Hack, and received both 1st and 2nd in the Coat, Hat and Cigarette Race [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Married Ellen Mary LOGUE in 1934 [66]
Won four prizes in the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Received 1st prizes for 14 stone Gent's Hack and the Flag Race, and 2nd prizes for Lady's Hunter and Pair of Hunters [5]
Awarded three 1st and two 2nd prizes in the Horse in Action section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st for Pair of Hunters, Ladies Hunter, Ladies Hack; and 2nd for Gentleman's Hunter and 14 stone Gentleman's Hack [5]
Resided in Walkaway until about 1962 [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hugh Hamersley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 November 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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