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Mrs Nancy Mavis PIKE
Wife of "Dick" Richard Alick PIKE; see Nancy Mavis PHILLIS


"Dick" Richard Alick PIKE
Born 14 March 1908 in Cowell, South Australia [55]
Son of Percival Richard PIKE and Dorothy Alice COUSIN [55]
Married Nancy Mavis PHILLIS on 2 January 1932 at Saint Hugh's Church in Cowell, South Australia [55]
Arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia in September 1935 to take over The North Midland Times newspaper [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Took over the newspaper from Wilford D. COLE, and printed his first edition of the paper on Friday 22 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Publisher and Printer of The North Midland Times newspaper in Carnamah 1935-1938 [0: image 04092]
Alaric J. PARKER and Rule B. WYLIE were two of his employees at the office of The North Midland Times newspaper [P6]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1935-1936, and Stage Manger in 1935 and 1937 [5: 22-Mar-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 7-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club - was Secretary in 1935 and 1936 [5: 12-Jul-1935, 17-Jul-1936]
Played Monsieur Parjour in the play "Browne with an E" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's 5th Concert on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Rifle Club's Opening Shoot for the 1935 season over the 200 yard range on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Donated "The North Midland Times" trophy for the Farm Produce section of the 1935 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Assisted the committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society with their Annual Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Presided over the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah Cricket Club on Monday evening 23 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues" [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Pressman at the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Represented the Carnamah Rifle Club at the annual shoot for the Shearn Cup in Mingenew on Sunday 20 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
One of twelve who attended the Annual Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on 15 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the entertainment for the Commonwealth Grants Commission at the Coorow Hotel on 21 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Represented the Carnamah Cricket Club at meetings of the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1935-36 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was Assistant Secretary for just April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936, 8-May-1936]
Secretary and Treasurer of the North Midlands Football Association in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-May-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Bridge Evening to bid farewell to Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936, and a Committee Member in 1937 [5: 16-Oct-1936, 19-Mar-1937]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Came 2nd in the Old Stagers Bike Race held at the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Starter and Steward of the Carnamah Athletic Club's Inaugural Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday 12 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Himself, Edgar H. BENTLEY and Thomas F. PATERSON drew up rules for the Carnamah Athletic Club's Bike Racing [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as "Bell Boys" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Played Mr Marlow in the play "Almost a Funeral" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Visitor at the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Advertised in early November 1936 for a "smart boy for office work" with "opportunity for advancement" [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Called for tenders for the erection of two 12 by 14 feet rooms in Macpherson Street, Carnamah in November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
In November 1936 he was appointed a Steward for the weekly bike races conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Played Mr Puddicombe in the play "The Wrong Flat" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Slow Race for Officials held in Carnamah on Sunday morning 20 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on Saturday 16 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the North Midlands Cricket Association's dinner at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Attended the meeting in Carnamah on 28 April 1937 to organise Coronation Celebrations for the children of Carnamah [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Appointed by the Carnamah Athletic Club in May 1937 to organise the formation of the Carnamah Cycle Club [5: 7-May-1937]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 14 May 1937 [96]
Inaugural Committee Member, Handicapper and Steward of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21 & 28-May-1937]
Attended the reception in Three Springs to Charles G. LATHAM, Leader of the Opposition in WA, on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
In June 1937 began advertising for let the large shop with kitchen, quarters and conveniences adjoining his printing office [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Spoke for the Anglican Church at the Valedictory Social for William H. & Eva M. MOORE in Carnamah on 31 July 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Played the footman in the comedic play "Meet the Family" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs and dinner at the Commercial Hotel on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Attended the informal dinner to celebrate the birthday of Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [13] [58]
Publisher and Printer of The North Midland Times newspaper until 9 January 1938 [0: image 03307]
In early January 1938 was transferred to a position at the office of the United Press Ltd in Perth WA [0: image 03308]
The North Midland Times in 1938 was owned by United Press Ltd [0: image 03321]
The North Midland Times newspaper was taken over by G. A. FERGUSON on 10 January 1938 [0: image 03307]
Was given two send offs - one on 8 January 1938 and another on 9 January 1938 [0: image 03308]
Left the Carnamah district during January 1938 [0: image 03307]
In 1942 took over the management of The Midlands Advocate newspaper in Moora [0: image 04092]
Died 1992; ashes interred at the Northwest Crematorium Memorial Garden in Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia [275]


Bernard PILKINGTON
Son of Herbert PILKINGTON and Mary ABDULLAH [P303]
Nephew of Mrs "Gertie" Gertrude Maria BYNDER nee PILKINGTON of Three Springs [P303]
Resided in Carnamah in 1931 [91]
Father of Doris [91]


Mrs Amy Adeline PILLAGE
Wife of Charles John PILLAGE; see Amy Adeline TURNER


Gladys Amy Cavill PILLAGE
Born 1916 [15]
Daughter of Charles John PILLAGE and Amy Adeline TURNER
Married Bernard Francis Joseph SMITH in Perth in 1937 [66]
Herself and her husband resided at the School House in Carnamah in 1952 and 1953 [19]
Her mother Mrs Amy Adeline PILLAGE may have resided with them, as she too resided in Carnamah in 1952 and 1953 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Saint James [2]
Died 3 January 2002; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]


Rose Clarice PIMM
Born 1885 in Brighton, Victoria, Australia [15]
Daughter of Henry PIMM and Elizabeth RULE [15]
Prior to her birth her father had for a number of years worked for the British Army in India [P142]
Resided with her parents in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton and then in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P142]
Married (1) engine driver Albert Edwin STEPHENS 1904 in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [15] [P142]
Resided with her husband on Viveash Street in Midland Junction and following his transfer in Northam [P142]
Following her husband's death in June 1908 she sold their house in Northam and purchased a boarding house in Kellerberrin [P142]
One of the permanent boarders at her boarding house was Agricultural Bank inspector Raymond R. WYLIE [P142]
Married (2) "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction on 31 October 1912 [P142]
Following their marriage they pooled their money after she sold her boarding house and purchased virgin land at Emu Hill [P142]
Resided with her husband and children on farmland at Emu Hill in the Kumminin district 1915-1921 [6] [50]
After leaving Emu Hill they conducted a store in Charles Street, North Perth and then farmed in Goomalling [P142]
They sold the farm in Goomalling in 1924 after which her husband went into business with his brother Scott in Carnamah [P142]
Along with her husband and their nine children shifted to Carnamah in 1924 [P135]
Resided in Carnamah 1924-1931 [P135]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 6 August 1925 in an evening dress of grey crepe de chene [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Resided at a convalescent home near Perth in December 1928 [4: 7-Jan-1928]
Won 2nd prize for a Fancy Work item at the Carnamah Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Resided in Carnamah until her death in 1931 [2]
Mother of George and Daphne STEPHENS, and Gladys, Rule, Jessie, Iris, Hazel, Trevor and Joy WYLIE [P142]
Died 20 June 1931; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, GC, 191) [2]


Mrs Mary Ellen PIPER
Wife of Roderick Arthur PIPER; see Mary Ellen CARY


Roderick Arthur PIPER
Born 5 September 1898 in Norwood, South Australia [55]
Son of Arthur William PIPER and Edner Elizabeth COUNTER [55]
Farmer in Perenjori, Western Australia [19]
Married Mary Ellen CARY in 1929 [66]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1936-37 [5: 3-May-1935] [89]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
Known to have later resided in Dongara and East Fremantle [2] [16]
Died 26 June 1981; ashes buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, AA, 47D) [2]


Miss PITTELKOW
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1934-35 [4: 22-Dec-1934] [5: 23-Nov-1934]


George PLACE
Born C.1893 [2]
Departed London, England on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 August 1924 [70]
Farmhand in Nungarin in 1925 [50]
Teamster in Carnamah 1928-1930 [19]
Teamster in Bruce Rock in 1936 [50]
Later resided in Perth [2]
Died 5 November 1964; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, PA, 33) [2]


William PLEAVIN
Born 27 April 1898 in Chester, Cheshire, England [16]
Farmhand in England [70]
Departed London, England on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 February 1922 [70]
Teamster in Kondut in 1925 [50]
Resided in Carnamah in 1939 and 1940 [0: images 03814 & 03974] [16]
Resided in Carnamah until just before enlisting in the Australian Army in December 1940 [0: image 03974] [16]
Driver W28534 in the Australian Army's 24 Employment Company during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 January 1944 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [2]
Died 14 May 1969; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, PC, 160) [2]


G. PLESTER
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1933-34 season [4: 9-Dec-1933]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Badminton Club Party at John and Doris MCLEAN's home in Carnamah on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 13-Dec-1935, 21-Feb-1936]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 20-Dec-1935]


Arthur Norman PLUMBLEY
Born 1895 in Bolton, Lancashire, England [20] [21]
Son of accountant clerk William Thomas PLUMBLEY and Elizabeth Ellen PYETT [20] [21]
In 1901 he was living with his parents, brother William and sister Ivy at 87 Gas Street in Bolton, Lancashire, England [20]
Departed London, England on the Ormuz and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 24 June 1924 [70]
Farmhand in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1930 [19]


Mrs Barbara Katie PLUNKETT
Wife of Maurice PLUNKETT; see Barbara Katie FARNSWORTH


"Gwen" Gwendolyn Eva PLUNKETT
Born 17 June 1925 in Wickepin, Western Australia [P40]
Daughter of Maurice PLUNKETT and Barbara Katie FARNSWORTH [P264]
Shifted with parents from Mullewa WA to Carnamah WA in March 1936 [P40]
Resided in Carnamah with her parents 1936-1939 [P40]
Student at the Carnamah State School [P40]
Won a 1st prize for Writing and 2nd prizes for Mapping and Crayon Drawing at the 1936 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as "Irish Gentry" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Worked in her parents "Excelsior Fruit, Tea and Dining Rooms" in Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P264]
Along with her parents left Carnamah in 1939 and after a brief residence in Perth shifted to Laverton [P40]
During the war shifted with her mother from Laverton to the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [P40]
Married "Ron" Ronald George LOCKWOOD formerly of Carnamah in Perth on 1 June 1946 [P40]
They resided for many years in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant before shifting to South Australia [P40]
Mother of Margaret, Sue, Barbara, Des, Ron, Kerry, Debbie, Barry and Kim [P40]
Died 11 October 1997 in McLaren Vale, South Australia; buried Centennial Park, Adelaide, South Australia (General J, 44, 3686) [P40]


Lila Kathleen PLUNKETT
Born 8 October 1926 in Lake Grace, Western Australia [P40]
Daughter of Maurice PLUNKETT and Barbara Katie FARNSWORTH [P264]
Shifted with parents from Mullewa WA to Carnamah WA in March 1936 [P40]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah 1936-1939 [P40]
Student at the Carnamah State School [P40]
Exhibited in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 10 September 1936 [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for Needlework, 2nd prize for Writing and the Special Prize for 9-14 years Girls Writing [5: 18-Sep-1936]
With N. LINDSAY came 3rd in the 9-11 Years Siamese Race at the Inter-School Sports in Carnamah on 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
She was the Best Dressed Poster Girl as "British Empire Goods" at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah in 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Along with her parents left Carnamah and shifted to Perth and then Laverton in 1939 [P40]
During the war shifted with her mother to Mount Hawthorn WA [P40]
Married (1) Oliver K. GRIEVE on 19 August 1944 in the Perth suburb of Leederville [P40]
Married (2) Mick WALDOCK on 24 September 1960 in the Perth suburb of Melville [P40]
Died 17 December 1996 in Perth; buried Quindanning WA [P40]


"Maurie" Maurice PLUNKETT
Born 15 June 1901 in Hoffman Mills, Western Australia [P264]
Son of Charles PLUNKETT and Mary Jane ABBOTT [15]
Married Barbara Katie FARNSWORTH on 20 November 1923 in Wagin, Western Australia [P40]
Served in the Western Australian Police Force from 19 September 1928 to 21 April 1938; regimental number 1626 [87]
Police Constable in Perth, Subiaco, Geraldton and then Mullewa before being transferred to Carnamah [5: 3-Apr-1936] [P40]
Arrived in Carnamah at 4 p.m. on 16 April 1936 to take charge of the Carnamah Police Station from Constable Alan O. FIEBIG [88]
Police Constable in Carnamah from 16 April 1936 to 21 April 1938 [87] [88]
At 7 p.m. on 16 April 1936 Constable FIEBIG handed control of the station to him including all firearms, stores and licenses [88]
In addition to Carnamah his district also included Winchester, Waddy Forest, Coorow, Marchagee and Gunyidi [88]
After some delay his furniture arrived at the railway station in Carnamah by train at 12 noon on 20 April 1936 [88]
Took up occupancy of the police quarters at 7 p.m. on 20 April 1936 after his furniture had been delivered by carrier R. R. WYLIE [88]
During his first week he did general, office and town duties in addition to checking on the Carnamah Hotel [88]
Both the Carnamah Police Station and the quarters next door were telephone number Carnamah-22 [60]
A contractor began work on constructing a lock-up at the rear of the Carnamah Police Station on 22 April 1936 [88]
On 23 April 1936 he paid his first visit to Winchester after a telephone call about a man who was suspected of being up to no good [88]
At 1 p.m. by private car on 24 April 1936 he left for his first visit to Coorow where he made inquiries and checked on the hotel [88]
Agreed to assist the Road Board  traffic inspector Arnold C. A. BIERMANN stop youths from riding bicycles on town footpaths [88]
On 1 May 1936 received a telephone call from the Matron of the Carnamah Private Hospital reporting a car accident [88]
     He left for the scene on Winchester Road and ascertained that the car had gone off the road, turned over and swung around [88]
     The two men in the car were treated for minor injuries at the Carnamah Private Hospital; no charges were laid [88]
Advised per a notice in The North Midland Times newspaper on 1 May 1936 firearm licenses required renewal [5: 1-May-1936]
On 6 May 1936 he began making inquiries following another car accident at Winchester involving two Three Springs men [88]
As his predecessor had attended balls and other functions he was advised to attend the Coorow Football Club's ball on 6 June 1936 [88]
During his time as Constable he attended all balls, stock sales, sporting events and agricultural shows in Carnamah and Coorow [88]
Also checked on the Carnamah Hotel and the Coorow Hotel at least once a week to ensure they were adhering to their licenses [88]
By 8 June the lock-up or "the cells and exercise yard" were completed except for the locks which hadn't arrived [88]
On the odd occasion that someone was imprisoned in the lock-up his wife provided their meals [P264]
His first known arrest was of a 46 year old man charged with being drunk in Ferguson Street, Carnamah on 16 June 1936 [88]
The 23 June 1936 saw his second known arrest - of a 22 year old man charged with insurance fraud [88]
On 13 July 1936 posted Statistical Forecast Cards to all farmers in the Carnamah sub-district [88]
Received a letter on 28 July 1936 from Frank R. BRYANT of Marchagee stating 350 of his sheep were either missing or stolen [88]
     Departed Carnamah for Marchagee by private car at 12 p.m. the same day to make inquiries about the sheep [88]
     Returned to Carnamah at 9 p.m. that evening after a round trip of 70 miles; continued making inquiries over the next 16 days [88]
     Himself and two detectives failed to locate the sheep after inquiring and searching at centres between Marchagee and Mingenew [88]
On 21 August 1936 went to the Carnamah Private Hospital on the urgent request of Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL [88]
     A 19 year old woman had been admitted, and had revealed to the doctor she had previously had an illegal operation [88]
     She had been pregnant and paid an East Perth woman £4 to perform an illegal operation which led to her losing the child [88]
     He interviewed the girl however she refused to name the woman who had performed the operation so no charges could be laid [88]
On 4 September 1936 arrested a man who had imaginary grievances against many and had written letters of an abusive nature [88]
     After being examined by Dr ROSENTHAL and going before the Carnamah Police Court he was removed to a Mental Hospital [88]
Visited Winchester on 5 September 1936 to make inquiries about the theft of flywire doors and other house fittings [88]
    Also called at Coorow where he confiscated an automatic pistol and again interviewed the woman who'd had an illegal operation [88]
Attended the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's show on 10 September 1936 where he found all correct and orderly [88]
At 2 a.m. on 12 September 1936 left Carnamah for Perth to get attention for his daughter Margaret who was dangerously ill [88]
While at Coorow on 16 September 1936 he succeeded in getting a signed statement from the woman who'd had an illegal operation [88]
At 5 p.m. on 10 October 1936 Leonard R. WATSON reported at the Police Station that he had unearthed a human skeleton [88]
     He proceeded to WATSON's farm to inspect the bones that had been found while loading a truck with sand [88]
     On inspection he discovered the skeleton had been buried about three feet deep in a sand bar [88]
     The bones gave every indication of having been in the ground for many years and were believed to be of an Aboriginal person [88]
     It was also revealed that bones had been found near the same spot over the past 20 years when the ground was ploughed [88]
     The opinion was passed that the spot was an old Native burial ground and the he submitted a special report [88]
At 11:45 a.m. on 22 October 1936 received a telephone call from A. J. MORTIMER, Stationmaster of the local Railway Station [88]
     Was informed that there was a man on the train from Perth who refused to pay for a ticket [88]
     He met the train when it arrived in Carnamah at 12:15 p.m. and despite initial resistance made the man pay for a ticket [88]
At 1:30 a.m. on 22 November 1936 had a phone call from A. SMART stating there were two men fighting near his Carnamah store [88]
     Attended the scene but by the time of his arrival the man had left and after making inquiries could not ascertain their identities [88]
At 1:00 p.m. on 19 December 1936 he received a telephone call from Inering schoolmaster A. E. LUTZE reporting a theft [88]
     A. E. LUTZE stated that a bicycle with licence plate CA-43 and a watch had been stolen from the school premises [88]
     Left the Police Station and on his way to Inering passed the Carnamah Hotel where he saw the bicycle on the back of a truck [88]
     He searched the owner of the truck and found the stolen watch in the pocket of his trousers and then received admission of guilt [88]
     The guilty man went before the Carnamah Police Court on 21 December 1936 where he was fined £2 and costs of 19/6 [88]
At 9:00 p.m. on 31 December 1936 received a phone call from Coorow that there had been a head on car collision [88]
     In company with Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL proceeded to the scene approximately two miles north of Coorow [88]
     Afterwards he assisted with the five injured patients at the Carnamah Private Hospital [88]
     The following day, on 1 January 1937, he returned to the site of the accident and took measurements etc [88]
     The man who drove the colliding car went before the Carnamah Police Court on 12 January 1937 and was fined £1 [88]
In 1937 his duties were expanded when Police Officers were automatically gazetted as Traffic Inspectors [5: 29-Jan-1937]
     From then onwards he could act on breaches of the Traffic Act and when requested assist the Carnamah District Road Board [5]
At 8 p.m. on 1 May 1937 received a call from Arnold C. A. BIERMANN notifying him an accident had occurred south of Coorow [88]
     Along with Dr ROSENTHAL proceeded to the scene where a truck from Watheroo had capsized after taking a corner too fast [88]
     The two injured men, one woman and a two year old child were treated on the scene and then taken to the Carnamah Hospital [88]
On 22 June 1937 received a report from Charles B. BURN that 100 of his sheep had either been stolen or strayed [88]
     Made inquiries at East Carnamah that day and in Coorow the next however nothing could be found out about the sheep [88]
On 27 July 1937 began making inquiries about 150 wooden sleepers that had been stolen from the Marchagee Railway Siding [88]
     West Australian Farmers, who had reported them stolen sent a telegram on 29 July 1937 to report the sleepers had been located [88]
On 30 July 1937 Dr ROSENTHAL informed him of a patient who had jumped out a train and later leapt out of a moving car [88]
     He was believed to be "out of his mind" and was placed under constant supervision at the Carnamah Private Hospital [88]
     Arrested the man on the charge of unsound mind upon his discharge from hospital at 5 p.m. on 31 July 1937 [88]
     Dr ROSENTHAL issued a Certificate under the Mental Treatment Act which was also signed by N. W. REYNOLDS JP [88]
     Temporarily imprisoned the man in the lock-up and made arrangements for him to be transported to Perth for treatment [88]
On 9 August 1937 received two phone calls regarding the theft of a large quantity of tobacco from the railway shed in Yandanooka [88]
     Received information that the man suspected to be responsible for the theft was camping at Marchagee [88]
     Left for Marchagee the following morning and after making inquiries located the man responsible and part of the stolen property [88]
     Arrested the man on the charge of stealing and took him back to the Carnamah Police Station [88]
     After returning to the Police Station had a report that a parcel of meat and four loaves of bread had been stolen from Marchagee [88]
     It would seem he had already solved the crime as three of the four items had been on the man he'd just arrested [88]
     The man went before the Carnamah Police Court and was charged on two counts of stealing and one of unlawful possession [88]
     Constable LEE of Geraldton escorted the prisoner to Geraldton by train where he was imprisoned for three months [88]
In August 1937 spent a number of days driving throughout his very large district collecting agricultural statistics from farmers [88]
     Included in the statistics were "acreage forecast numbers" which were forwarded to the Government Statistician [88]
Departed Carnamah for Lake Grace on accumulative leave at 7:20 a.m. on 1 October 1937 [88]
    During his absence the Carnamah Police Station was run by relieving Constable Vincent J. MCNAMARA [88]
    Arrived back in Carnamah at 11 a.m. on 12 November 1937 and took charge of the Police Station that same day at 6 p.m. [88]
On the evening of 10 March 1938 had a telephone call from H. F. DUNNING who reported his 73 year old mother was missing [88]
     Called together a large search party and proceeded to search over farmland for the missing woman [88]
     At 9 p.m. Mrs DUNNING was located several miles away at a neighbours house, having wandered for a number of miles [88]
Made a number of arrests on the charge of drunkenness and those arrested were usually released on bail [88]
     Such arrests went before the Carnamah Police Court and were cautioned or fined in addition to paying the costs of the court [88]
     Cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court were presided over by two local Justices of the Peace who chose the ruling [88]
Often notified by telephone about prison escapees and those with warrants issued against them who might pass through Carnamah [88]
     On making inquiries sometimes found a wanted man had been through Carnamah and notified other police stations by telephone [88]
Attended in an official capacity numerous livestock sales, sporting fixtures, dances and other events in Carnamah and Coorow [88]
     Found all to be correct at all events except for one sheep sale when six people didn't have their sheep distinctively branded [88]
Apparently his duties also included taking expectant Aboriginal mother to the Mogumber Mission [7: page 152]
     In most cases by the time he arrived at the Aboriginal camp the women had seen him coming and had gone bush [7: page 152]
Contacted the Commissioner of Police tendering his resignation from the Police Force on 1 April 1938 [88]
At 4 p.m. on 21 April 1938 handed over control of the Carnamah Police Station to Constable J. F. CROWE 1634 of Geraldton [88]
His resignation from the Carnamah Police Force took effect from 21 April 1938 [87]
During his time as policeman in Carnamah resided with his wife and children in the stone quarters adjacent to the police station [P264]
Following his voluntary discharge from the Police Force he remained in Carnamah as a fruiter, greengrocer and commission agent [--]
After his resignation resided with his wife and children in a rented house at 18 Robertson Street, Carnamah [P264]
Fruiter and Greengrocer in Carnamah with wife Barbara in 1938 and 1939 - traded as "M. & B. K. Plunkett" [6]
     Proprietors of the "Excelsior Fruit Shop" in Macpherson St, Carnamah in 1938 [0: images 03323]
     Later in 1938 the name of their shop had changed to "Excelsior Fruit, Tea and Dining Rooms" [0: image 03715]
     Sellers of fruit, vegetables and fish [0: image 03323]
     Also sold fish suppers, dressed poultry and full supplies of cooked meals and small goods [0: image 03715]
     In September 1938 were selling oranges, apples, bananas by the case [0: image 03739]
     Agents in Carnamah in 1938 for Malloch Bros, Oldsmobile Cars & Trucks and Hotpoint Bandmaster Radios [0: image 03323]
     Also took in boarders at 22/6 per week [0: image 03715]
     The Excelsior Fruit Shop was telephone number Carnamah-42 [60]
     In May 1939 offered for sale their cutlery, utensils, glasses, crockery, counter, shelving, tables, chairs and stove [0: image 03787]
     The sale of their goods was handled by R. Goyne Miller [0: image 03787]
During his period in Carnamah as a Fruiter and Greengrocer also ran a small vegetable garden in Marchagee [P40]
Apparently also worked locally in Carnamah as a water diviner [7: page 152]
In 1938 and 1939 was an agent in Carnamah for Malloch Bros Ltd (Lister Engines, Alston Windmills and Twin City Tractors) [13]
As an agent for Malloch Bros he also sold a wide range of fencing materials and gates including various wires, netting and posts [13]
In 1939 he was also an agent in Carnamah for Wigmores Ltd and the Shearer Spring-tyne combine [0: image 02822]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-May-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
Attended the Opening Day of the Coorow Golf Club for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
     Himself and Mrs Eliza M. P. LAMPARD of Waddy Forest won the 9-hole Handicap Mixed Foursomes conducted on the day [5]
After spending a holiday with them in Carnamah his father returned to his home near Wagin on Tuesday 26 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Vice President and Committee Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who played against the Carnamah Cricket Club for the opening of the 1936-37 season [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 2-Oct-1936, 12-Feb-1937]
     Played for the Carnamah Cricket Club in their victorious match against the "Bulk Handlers" on 11 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     In December 1936 he was appointed Collector to collect 1/- per match from each member to defray the cost of balls [5: 24-Dec-1936]
     Following the creation of a second team for the 1936-37 season he played for "Carnamah B" [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Attended the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Spoke on behalf of Carnamah at the Official Opening of the new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
He was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Visitor at the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM at the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
In 1938 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son [53]
Along with his wife and children left Carnamah and shifted to Perth WA in 1939 [P40]
Ran a fruit and vegetable market in West Perth WA for a short time [P40]
Later in 1939 took up the position of Secretary of the Laverton Hospital in Laverton WA [P40]
Remained as Secretary of the Laverton Hospital until resigning in July 1940 to enlist in the Australian Army [P40]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 1 August 1940 in Claremont WA [16]
Lance Sergeant WX7249 in the Australian Army's 2/28 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Killed in Action on 27 July 1942 at Ruin Ridge in North Africa [P40]
Word of his death was received in Carnamah on Saturday 5 September 1942 [0: image 04152]
Buried / Memorialised at Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt [17]
His name appears on the Perth Roll of Honour and on the Carnamah War Memorial [18] [35]
Maurice's brother George had been Killed in Action during the First World War [18]
Father of Hester, Gwen, Lila, Maurice and Margaret [P264]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 11 September 1942:
"For King and Country - Late M. Plunkett. It came as a deep shock to the residents of Carnamah to learn on Saturday last that L/Sgt M. Plunkett had been killed in action at Ruin Ridge on July 27th. The late Morry Plunkett was well and favourably known throughout the whole of the Carnamah district, where he resided for several years. He first came to Carnamah in charge of the local police station but late resigned from the Police Force in order to embark on a business venture locally. Unfortunately, this venture was not a success, and after closing the business down he and his family went to reside in Perth. After following several pursuits in the city he was successful in obtaining the position of the Laverton District Hospital. It was at that centre that he enlisted shortly after the outbreak of hostilities. The deceased man had been overseas for several years and had seen plenty of fighting. He was in the action in which the late Sgt. Geo. McGowan was killed about twelve months ago. He was, we believe, one of the original members of that band of Australians who were pleased to style themselves "the rats of Tobruk." During his sojourn in Carnamah the late L/Sgt. Plunkett took an active part in the sporting life of the district. He was Captain of one of the Carnamah cricket teams, and in addition was a keen supporter of the Carnamah Golf and Football clubs. Every sympathy is felt for his bereaved widow and family of four daughters and one son: Hester (Mrs. C. Chace, whose husband is in the U.S. Navy), Gwen, Lila, Maurice and Margaret. Deceased was aged 41 years."


Gladys Naomi POETT
Born 1909 [15]
Married James Henry CLARKE in Perth in 1942 [66]
Resided with her husband in Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1961 [19]
Later resided in the southern coastal Perth suburb of Shoalwater [2]
Died 21 December 1987; ashes interred Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Crematorium N, 3, 57) [2]


Beryl Mary Youard POND
Born 1906 [15]
Daughter of Sydney POND and Charlotte Quinn YOUARD [15]
Married "Tony" Alexander Frederick TURNER in 1933 [66]
Resided in Carnamah with husband 1937-1940 [7: page 161]
Sang a song at the Valedictory Social for William H. & Eva M. MOORE at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 31 July 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Sang a song to the crowd of over 300 at the Community Concert at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Assisted with and sang two songs at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 20 August 1937 [5]
     Between plays she sang the songs  "Softly Awakes My Heart" and "By Dimpled Brook" and was deservedly encored [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [0: image 03704]
Held some of the meetings of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle at her home [0: image 03704]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club [0: image 02878] [72]
Gave birth to her second child at Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Private Hospital in Robertson Street, Carnamah [7: page 161]
Along with her husband was given a send-off at the Carnamah Town Hall on 26 November 1940 [0: image 03951]
The send-off was put on by the Carnamah Repertory Club and the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund [0: image 03953]
Left Carnamah in 1940 and shifted to Geraldton [7: page 161] [0: image 03951]
In August 1947 along with her husband and two children spent a holiday in Carnamah [0: image 04481]
Later resided in West Perth [2]
Died 17 October 1997; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (L. Howard Memorial Gardens, Rose Memorial, AT, 24) [2]


"Jack" John William Ambrose POND
Born 18 April 1902 in Fremantle, Western Australia [15] [84]
Son of Sydney POND and Charlotte Quinn YOUARD [15]
Resided with his parents in Fremantle and was baptised on 27 October 1902 [84]
Married Myrtle Marion CHANDLER in 1938 [66]
Resided in Carnamah in 1940 [0: image 03949]
District agent for Carnamah, Three Springs, Perenjori and Morawa for Pederick Gas Producers in 1940 [0: image 03916]
     The items were fitted to cars, trucks and tractors to accommodate the scarcity of petrol during the war [0: image 03916]
     In October 1940 made an arrangement with W. A. HEINZ of the Quick Service Garage in Carnamah to be a sub-agent [0: image 03916]
Foundation Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1940 [0: image 03074]
Continued to sell Pederick Gad Producers in Carnamah in 1941 [0: image 04026]
Wool Buyer and Auctioneer in Carnamah in 1941 and 1942 [6] [P4]
Operated from a portion of Elder Smith & Co's premises in Carnamah [P44]
PO Box 25 at the Carnamah Post Office in 1941 [0: image 04026]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 [13]
Wool Buyer in Mullewa in 1943 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Belmont [2]
Died 14 April 1966; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9A, 6) [2]


Eric Mervyn PONTIN
Born 10 September 1916 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Sydney Mervyn PONTIN and Rosalind STEWART [54]
Resident of Hampton, Victoria, Australia up until enlisting in the Australian Army on 24 September 1942 [16]
Leading Aircraftman VX114100 in the Australian Army's 31 Australian Depot Cash Office during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 January 1946 [16]
Also appears to have enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 19 May 1944[16]
Leading Aircraftman 449862 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 10 Flying Elementary Training School at Temora [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 18 April 1945 [16]
Accountant in Carnamah 1952-1956 [19]
In 1952 was the owner of a Holden car with licence plate CA-570 [22]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of South Como [2]
Died 9 May 1989; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir TM Gardens, Lawn 5B, Ground Niche, G, 11) [2]


Stuart Henry POOK
Born 1891 in Stoke Fleming, Devon, England [20] [21]
Son of farmer Arthur Henry POOK and Mary Ann PROWSE [20] [21]
He was living with his parents and siblings at Darkhole Farm in Stoke Fleming, Devon, England in 1901 [20]
In 1901 he had seven siblings - Gertrude, Florry, Edwin, Ethel, Ellen, Walter and Frederick [20]
Departed London, England for Fremantle, Western Australia in 1912 [203]
Farmhand in Meckering in 1916 [50]
Farmhand in Carnamah in 1917 [50]
     Won the Gents 2nd prize at the Euchre Party & Dance at the Carnamah School on Thursday evening 1 November 1917 [9: 23-Nov-1917]
Farmhand or Farm Manager in Carnamah in early 1919 [6] [19]
     In 1919 wrote letters to his mother in England, which he posted at The Supply Stores in Yarra Street, Carnamah [92]
Departed Wellington, New Zealand on the steamship Athenic and arrived in London, England on 18 June 1919 [204]
Married May YABSLEY in 1920 in Devon, England [21]


Poole, Sons & Long
George Nicholas POOLE, sons Thomas & Frank POOLE and son-in-law Francis William LONG [27] [P237]
On 11 August 1925 purchased from the Midland Railway Company 1590 acres of prospective farmland in Winchester [27]
The 1590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Purchased a horse and cart and travelled from Perth to Winchester with the cart loaded to capacity [P237]
Farmers of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1933 [27] [19]
Built a temporary shack out of wooden boxes and kerosene tins with a corrugated iron roof [P237]
Began clearing the scrub and rocks off the land [P237]
Purchased one horse and later another five to make up a team to do much of the farm work [P237]
During the planting of their first crop Frank ploughed by day and Tom by night so they could get the crop planted in time [P237]
Began making mud bricks for a house by putting mud into wooden formers and left to dry in the sun [P237]
Had corrugated iron for the roof and timber for doors, windows, floors and furniture sent up from Perth on the train [P237]
Built the house themselves with Tom making some of the furniture [P237]
The only light they had at night in their home was supplied by oil lamps [P237]
Kept food in a cupboard made by Tom that had its legs standing in empty polish tins filled with kerosene to keep the ants out [P237]
Freda, daughter of Sally BOULTER (nee POOLE) regularly arranged for sackfuls of groceries to be sent up from Perth by train [P237]
Later on most of what they needed could by obtained in Carnamah and Tom and his wife Laura would do a once monthly shop [P237]
For a period water for the house had to be carted a considerable distance prior to a well and windmill being erected [P237]
Obtained their mail at Winchester, their address being "Winchester, Midland Railway, W.A." [P237]
At seeding and harvest neighbouring farmer Herbert E. NINEHAM would bring additional machinery and help them out [P237]
Prior to the 1930s the farm's only industry had been the growing of crops however in the early 30s sheep were introduced [P237]
Francis William LONG obviously sold out his share as on 17 June 1933 the farm was transferred into the name of Poole & Sons [27]
Thomas POOLE left Winchester and shifted to Perth, and on 11 May 1935 his share in the partnership was withdrawn [5: 7-Jun-1935]
"Poole & Sons" sold 30 wethers for 23/3 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 14 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
"Poole & Poole" sold 17 bales of wool at 17½d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 16 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
In March 1936 "Poole & Poole" advertised for a "respectable young man" for a teamster and good farmhand [39: 25-Mar-1936]
"Poole & Poole" sold 37 wethers at 32/1 per head, 22 wethers at 20/- per head and 1 ewe for 30/- on 26 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
"Poole & Poole" sold 71 lambs at 9/5 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 30 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Purchased four Merino rams, one at 7 guineas and three at 6 guineas, from Carnamah breeder William A. T. SARGENT [5]
The farm remained under the name of Poole & Sons until 1948 when it appears under the name of Frank POOLE only [3]
Frank POOLE sold the farm to SINCLAIR Bros in 1950 [3]


Edith POOLE
Born 1889 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of George Nicholas POOLE and Mary ENGLAND [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with her parents and sister Sarah in Elberton, Gloucestershire where her father was a grocer and farmer [20]
In 1901 was resident in Elberton Village with her parents, sister Margaret, and brothers Thomas, Frank and William [20]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 18 February 1915 [70]
Married "Frank" Francis William LONG in Perth in 1916 [66]
Resided on Elberton Farm in Winchester with her husband, parents and brothers Tom and Frank 1925-1933 [7: page 164] [19]
Assisted by way of donation or help with the Carnamah Boy Scouts camp held in Carnamah in early September 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
On leaving Winchester shifted with her husband to Donnybrook WA [P237]
Served on the Preston Road Board from 1951 to 1957 [P237]
Buried on 10 July 1968 at the Donnybrook Cemetery in Donnybrook WA (Anglican, A, 92) [228]


Frank POOLE
Born 26 November 1893 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [16]
Son of George Nicholas POOLE and Mary ENGLAND [20] [21]
In 1901 was resident in Elberton Village with his parents, sisters Edith and Margaret, and brothers Thomas and William [20]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 May 1925 [70]
In 1925 purchased 1590 acres of land in Winchester in partnership with his father, brother Tom and brother in law Frank LONG [27]
The 1590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1950 [25]
Farmed the 1590 acres in partnership with his father, brother and brother-in-law 1925-1933 [27] [3]
Along with Herbert E. NINEHAM left Winchester for Perth on Thursday 24 January 1929 for their after harvest holiday [4: 26-Jan-1929]
Following Frank LONG's departure farmed the property in partnership with his brother and father, and later just with his father [27] [60]
Assisted on the farm by his elderly father, trading as "G.N. & F. Poole" in the later 1930s and 1940s [6]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club from 1934-35 to 1939-40 [5: 4-Jan-1935, 12-Feb-1937] [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Left Winchester for Margaret River on Friday 18 December 1936 where he spent a month long holiday [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Obtained the telephone in 1939 - was telephone number Carnamah 12-W [60]
Financial Member 1939-1940 and Committee Member 1939-1947 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [0: image 04327] [13] [58]
Steward of the Live Weight of Sheep & Pig competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows 1941-1949 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1941-1944 [0: images 04054 & 04585]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Steward of the Live Weight of Sheep & Pig competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show in 1945 [13]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 [150]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in the 1940s [52]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1950 [4: 22-Apr-1950]
Sold Elberton Farm in Winchester to SINCLAIR Bros in 1950 [3]
Farewelled by the residents of Carnamah and districts at a barbecue on 16 April 1950 at the Carnamah Recreation Ground [4: 22-Apr-1950]
Shifted to Donnybrook where he continued farming until his death in 1983 [P237]
Buried on 6 December 1983 at the Donnybrook Cemetery in Donnybrook WA (Anglican, A, 96) [228]


George Nicholas POOLE
Born C.1855 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20]
Son of George and Sarah POOLE [20]
In 1871 was residing with his parents and brother Sidney in Elberton and was working locally as an Agricultural Labourer [20]
Resided in South Australia from 1876 to 1880 and then returned to his native parish of Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [5: 12-Jan-1934]
In 1881 was living in Elberton Village with his widowed mother and was working there as a Baker [20]
Married Mary ENGLAND in 1882 in Gloucestershire, England [21]
In 1891 was living with his wife and their daughters Sarah and Edith in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20]
Grocer and Farmer in 1891, and just a Farmer in 1901 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20]
In 1901 was living in Elberton Village with his wife and their children Edith, Margaret, Thomas, Frank and William [20]
Departed London, England with his wife and son Frank on the Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 May 1925 [70]
In 1925 purchased 1590 acres of land in Winchester in partnership with his sons Tom and Frank and son-in-law Frank LONG [27]
The 1590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1947 [19] [27]
Initially farmed the property with his sons and son-law as "Poole, Sons & Long" and then just with his sons as "Poole & Sons" [3] [27]
Following the departure of his son Tom ran the farm with his son Frank under the trading name of "G.N. & F. Poole" [6]
G. N. & F. POOLE of Winchester were telephone number Carnamah-12W [60]
The local newspaper revealed on 1 June 1934 that a parcel and goods had arrived for him at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Won 2nd prize for his Potatoes in the Vegetable section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 9 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
On leaving Winchester he shifted to Donnybrook where his daughter Edith and son-in-law Frank LONG were living [P237]
Father of "Sally" Sarah, Edith, Margaret, Thomas, Frank and William; and father-in-law of "Frank" Francis William LONG [20] [P237]
Buried on 17 March 1949 at the Donnybrook Cemetery in Donnybrook WA (Anglican, A, 98) [228]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 5 January 1934:
"The death occurred at her home at Winchester on Wednesday, December 20, of Mary Poole, aged 78. The deceased was the wife of Mr. G. N. Poole, and mother of Tom and Frank and of Mrs Keown (Perth). The funeral took place on Friday, December the 22nd, the Rev. A. W. Curtis officiating. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. Lawson, C. Nineham, W. Chapman and H. Fowler. The late Mrs. Poole was a native of Alveston, Gloucestershire, and had lived there nearly all  her life. Her husband, Mr. G. N. Poole, came out to Australia from Alveston in 1876, and lived in South Australia for three or four years. He then returned to Alveston, and remained there farming for a long period, before coming out to Australia with the late Mrs. Poole to join their sons a few years ago. Mr. Poole had spent 61 years altogether in the village of Alveston." [Note: Mary was born in Almondsbury and resided with her husband in Elberton, not Alveston]


Mrs Laura Daisy POOLE
Wife of "Tom" Thomas POOLE; see Laura Daisy STAFFORD


Margaret Agnes POOLE
Born 6 January 1900 in Bethnal Green, London, England [P283]
Daughter of Thomas Wilfred POOLE and Nora Ellen LOVATT [P283]
In 1901 was living with her parents and sisters Winifred and Frances at 63 Leopold Buildings in Bethnal Green, London, England [20]
She was educated at a Roman Catholic Convent in Taunton, Somerset, England [P283]
Worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in London, England before leaving for Western Australia [P283]
Following her arrival in Western Australia she worked for Perth pharmacist and herbalist Taufik RAAD [P283]
Married Reginald Howard Albert SMITH in Perth in 1926 [66]
They resided in Cowaramup, Busselton, Williams, the Perth suburb of Guildford, Manjimup and then in Carnamah [P283]
Resided with her husband and son at the Carnamah Hotel, 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from October 1940 to August 1942 [P283]
Her husband was Licensee of the Carnamah Hotel, and she ran the accommodation portion of the Hotel [0: image 03929]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 [0: image 04014]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was President in 1942 [0: image 04073]
She was farewelled by the members of the Carnamah C.W.A. and presented with a gift at their meeting  in August 1942 [0: image 04131
Along with her husband she was again bid farewell at a Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hotel on 17 August 1942 [0: image 04135]
Left Carnamah with husband Reg and son Kevin on 18 August 1942 [0: image 04135]
During the war herself and son Kevin resided with her brother in Bindoon [P283]
She later ran the New Norcia Guest House in New Norcia, and which later became the New Norcia Hotel [P283]


Mrs Mary POOLE
Wife of George Nicholas POOLE; see Mary ENGLAND


"Tom" Thomas POOLE
Born 26 November 1893 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [16] [P237]
Son of George Nicholas POOLE and Mary ENGLAND [20] [21]
In 1901 was resident in Elberton Village with his parents, sisters Edith and Margaret, and brothers Frank and William [20]
A short time after the conclusion of the First World War he travelled to Western Australia under the Soldier Settlement Scheme [P237]
After arriving in Albany, Western Australia by ship he initially worked as a farmhand in the Eastern Wheat-belt [P237]
Married Laura Daisy STAFFORD on 23 September 1922 in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [P237]
Laura had arrived in Western Australia from England on the S.S. Diogenes the previous day [P237]
Resided with his wife in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park 1922-1925 [P237]
In Victoria Park his wife gave birth a son, Leslie Stafford, however he died on 3 January 1924, aged a few months [P237] [2]
Their son Leslie was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Anglican, JA, 126) [2]
In 1925 purchased 1590 acres of land in Winchester in partnership with his father, brother Tom and brother-in-law F. W. LONG [27]
The 1590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1934 [P237]
Farmed the 1590 acres in partnership with his father, brother and brother in law 1925-1933 as "Poole, Sons & Long" [27] [3]
After harvest each year he and his daughter spent a holiday in Perth with his sister Sally BOULTER (nee POOLE) [P237]
Said to have had a useful knack for being able to treat horses ailments without the treatment or advice of a vet [P237]
Cuts men's hair in the Billeroo-Winchester district, due to the fact that there wasn't a local hairdresser [P237]
With his wife travelled to Carnamah town once a month to buy their groceries in bulk, including sugar and flour by the sack [P237]
Often brought home animals he found in the bush, including a porcupine, black rabbit and quail chicks (which he returned) [P237]
In 1932 his pregnant wife and daughter Daisy sailed to England for the birth of their third child, returning in June 1933 [P237]
Following Frank and Edith LONG's departure farmed the property with his father and brother as "Poole & Sons" [27] [3]
Paid £7/15/- in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board over the 1933-34 financial year for killing 16 foxes [300]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 15-Mar-1935, 5-Apr-1935]
Eventually gave up farming owing to the slump caused by the depression [P237]
Himself, his wife and their children were tendered a Farewell Social at the Billeroo School Hall on Wednesday 10 April 1935 [5]
Their social consisted of musical items, games, supper and speeches - which made mention of their sterling qualities as citizens [5]
After a residence of almost ten years left the Winchester district on Monday 15 April 1935 and shifted to Perth [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Dissolved partnership with his father and brother Frank on 11 May 1935, with his father and brother carrying on [5: 7-Jun-1935]
Resided in South Perth and worked in the building industry until returning to England with his wife and children in 1938 [P237]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Jervis Bay and arrived in Southampton, England about a month later [P237]
The fare for himself, his wife and their two children to return to England came at a cost of £120/10/- [P237]
Resided in the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset in England while working in building and farming related jobs  [P237]
Father of Leslie, Daisy and Geoffrey [P237]
Died in 1955 in England; buried Elberton Churchyard, Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [P237]


Annie POPE
Born 1890 in Murtoa, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of John POPE and Mary Ann EASTLAKE [54]
Married Andrew SMART in 1909 [66]
Resided in Carnamah in 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929, 18-May-1929]
In March 1929 herself and her husband spent an enjoyable holiday at Dongara Beach and in Geraldton [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Conducted demonstrations of the New Perfection oil stove at her husband's trade exhibit at the 1929 Carnamah Show [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Herself and her husband returned to Carnamah after a trip to Perth in September 1929 with a new Chrysler 65 car [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 10-May-1930]
She judged the Confectionary, Flowers and Fancy Work sections at the at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of salmon georgette [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Won 1st prizes for Cakes, Jams and Pickles and 2nd prize for Fancy Scones at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of black velvet [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Very successfully entered exhibits in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Jams, Marmalade, Preserved Fruits, Jellies, Afternoon Tea Cakes and Small Cakes [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Later resided in Perth most of the time however visited her husband in Carnamah [4: 18-Apr-1931, 23-May-1931, 14: 20-Aug-1932]
Along with her daughter Joan returned to Perth on Sunday 28 May 1933 after a visit to Carnamah [5: 2-Jun-1933]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Her husband travelled to Perth by train on 9 August 1933 and the two of them drove to Carnamah two days later [5: 11-Aug-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a becoming dress of black velvet [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park, Coorow on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Successfully exhibited in the Confectionary section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st prizes for Fancy Scones, Afternoon Tea Cakes, Coffee Rolls, Jams, Marmalade and Pickles; and 2nd for Plain Cake [5]
The next week exhibited in the Confectionary section of Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st for Jams, Marmalade, Farmers Lunch, Pickles and Afternoon Tea Cakes; and 2nd for Preserved Fruits and Biscuits [5]
At the 1933 Royal Show in Perth received 1st prize for "Jams, Pickles, Sauces, Jellies, Preserved Fruits and Vegetables" [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Travelled to Carnamah on Thursday 22 March 1934 to attended the Farewell to Miss Gladys M. DIXON at the Carnamah Hall [5]
     The next day, on Friday 23 March 1934, herself and her husband departed Carnamah to Cue for a short holiday [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won the C. Robertson Trophy for gaining the Most Points in the Ladies' sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5]
     Received 1st prizes for Plain Scones, Fancy Scones, Biscuits, Jams, Marmalade, Pickles, and 2nd for Coffee Rolls [5: 14-Sep-1934]
A week later won two 1st and two 2nd prizes in the Confectionary section of the 1934 Three Springs Agricultural Show [5]
     Awarded 1st prizes for Jams and Pickles, and 2nd prizes for Marmalade and Farmer's Lunch [5: 21-Sep-1934]
At the 1934 Perth Royal Show won 1st for Collection of Jams, Pickles, Sauces, Preserved Fruits, Vegetables and Jellies [5: 12-Oct-1934]
Among the first to realise Douglas WALDBY's pharmacy in Carnamah was on fire on Sunday 18 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Presumably no longer spent much or any time in Carnamah in 1935, as she was referred to as "a late resident" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Awarded 1st prize for the Best Collection of Preserves at the Royal Show in Perth in 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
     The collection consisted of five varieties each of Jams, Jellies, Preserved Fruits, Pickles, Sauces and Preserved Vegetables [5]
     It was the eighth time she'd won 1st prize for Collection of Preserves over twelve years of exhibiting at the Royal Show [5]
Arrived in Carnamah for a visit with her husband and daughter Joan on Thursday 2 January 1936 [5: 10-Jan-1936]
Motored from Perth to Carnamah on Thursday 26 March 1936 to spend a short holiday with her husband [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     After her holiday in Carnamah she returned to Perth on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
During August 1936 she spent a vacation with her husband in Carnamah [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Herself and her husband travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
She is believed to be the Mrs SMART who travelled to Perth with Alexander R. G. BARR of Three Springs on 5 October 1936 [5]
     A rug strapped to luggage on the front of the car suddenly lifted and completely blocked the windscreen on a slight corner [5]
     The car left the road, crashed into two large jarrah logs, bounced off the second log and high into the air where it overturned [5]
     After completely overturning midair the car landed back on its wheels with its windscreen and all nine windows still in tact [5]
     The top of the car was dented but its strong steel body was credited with saving the lives of herself and the other passengers [5]
     She received treatment for a broken rib and bruises at Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Won 1st and 2nd prizes for the Best Collection of Preserves at the Perth Royal Show in 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     The collection comprised five varieties of Jams, Jellies, Preserved Fruit, Pickles, Sauces and Preserved Vegetables [5]
     It was the ninth time she'd won 1st prize for Best Collection of Preserves out of the preceding eleven Perth Royal Shows [5]
One of the Costume Judges at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 5 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Herself and her husband motored from Carnamah to Perth on Tuesday 8 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Arrived in Carnamah by train on 9 February 1937 to visit her husband, and a few days later they motored to Perth [5: 12 & 19-Feb-1937]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [2]
Mother of Jack, Garnet, Eileen and Joan [P5]
Died 30 July 1978; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Rose Memorial, 2, 2) [2]


"Charlie" Charles POPE
Born 27 March 1907 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Harold POPE and Susan Matilda SLATER [P160]
Purchased farmland in Caron in partnership with his elder brother Harold POPE and farmed there until shifting to Carnamah [P160]
Himself and his elder brother Harold POPE purchased 2,001 acres of virgin land in Carnamah on 23 April 1924 [27]
     The 2,001 acres was purchased from the Midland Railway Company at a cost of £1300/19/6 or 13/- per acre [27]
     Received a 20% discount for paying cash for the land, which was said to have been financed by their father [9: 15-May-1925] [27] [P160]
     The 2,001 acres was Lot M1473 of Victoria Location 2023 and was situated eleven miles east of the Carnamah townsite [27] [P160]
Farmer of Koolabba Farm in Carnamah 1924-1967 [6] [27] [60] [P160]
     Himself and his brother Harold both farmed the property in partnership as "Pope Bros" 1924-1930 [P160]
     Initially the rates for their farm in Carnamah were sent to their father "C/- Col. Pope, Commissioner of Railway, Perth" [34]
     Their father visited Carnamah for a week in May 1925, during which time he stayed at the Carnamah Hotel [9: 15-May-1925]
     In 1925 they were hoping that the following year they'd be reaping 30 bushel crops [9: 15-May-1925]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from 1927 to 1931 [53]
     While harvesting on Saturday 19 January 1929 a spark from their tractor started a fire on their farm [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     The fire was quickly extinguished with the help of their neighbours, but destroyed two acres of crop and harvested bags of wheat [4]
     Their father Col. Harold POPE was a guest at the R.S.L. Smoke Social held in Carnamah on 2 February 1929 [4: 9-Feb-1929]
His postal address was P.O. Box 11 at the Carnamah Post Office [50]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
On 19 September 1929 attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929-30 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 11 July 1930 [96]
Left Carnamah in 1930 to study Veterinary Science at the Sydney University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [P160]
     Despite his departure his and his brother Harold's "Pope Bros" farming partnership appears to have continued [3] [60]
     "Pope Bros" sold 149 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 15 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
     "Pope Bros" sold two bales of wool at 16½d. per pound through Goldsbrough Mort & Co in Perth on 9 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Spent part of his summer holidays with her brothers Harold and Vivian on Koolabba Farm in Carnamah in January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
In late 1937 obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science [0: image 02887]
Resided in Elwood, Victoria, Australia prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 17 November 1939 [16]
     Captain VX217 in the Australian Army Veterinary Corps during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 2 June 1945 [16]
Later owned ran his own Veterinary Practise in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia [P160]
While living in Ballarat he re-joined the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 15 June 1945 [96]


Dorothy Maud POPE
Born 1 April 1907 in Handsworth, Stafford, England [P321]
Daughter of William Wallington POPE and Annie Viola JAMES [P314]
Grew up in Nottinghamshire, England where her father worked as a metal refiner and made stained glass windows [P321]
Arrived in Western Australia with her parents in 1913 [P314]
Resided with her parents at their general store in Trayning until about 1925 and then on a sheep station in Carnarvon [P314]
While living in Trayning she had met Doug ARNOLD and when they moved to Carnarvon he moved there as well [P314]
Married "Doug" Douglas ARNOLD in Carnarvon in 1928 [P314]
Resided with her husband and later children in Carnarvon 1928-1941 [P314]
Her husband served in the Australian Army from 1942 until his discharge in 1946 [16]
While her husband was in the Army herself and their children resided at 55 Campbell Street in the Perth suburb of South Perth [P321]
During the war she worked at the Dutch Mill Bake House at the end of London Court in Saint George's Terrace in Perth [P321]
Resided with her husband at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1947 [5: 7-Apr-1947] [6]
During their sojourn in Carnamah her husband was the proprietor of the Carnamah Hotel [6]
Assisted her husband run the Carnamah Hotel by cooking in the kitchen and working in the office [P321]
Left Carnamah in June 1947 and shifted to Nannup [P321]
Resided in Nannup 1947-1950, in Chandler 1950-1951, in Marble Bar 1952-1954 [P314] [P321]
Herself and her husband resided in Queen Street in the Perth suburb of Bayswater from 1954 onwards [P321]
Manager of the Canteen at the premises of G. & R. Wills & Co. Ltd in Perth [P314]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [2]
Mother of Robert, William, Joan and John [P314]
Died 3 June 2006; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 2, Niche Wall, W3, 47) [2]


Harold POPE
Born 14 November 1902 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [P160]
Son of Harold POPE and Susan Matilda SLATER [15] [P160]
Educated at Guildford Grammar School in the Perth suburb of Guildford [P160]
After leaving school in 1916 he began working as a Merchant's Officer [P160]
Later purchased farmland in Caron in partnership with his brother Charles POPE and farmed there until shifting to Carnamah [P160]
Himself and his younger brother Charles POPE purchased 2,001 acres of virgin land in Carnamah on 23 April 1924 [27]
     The 2,001 acres was purchased from the Midland Railway Company at a cost of £1300/19/6 or 13/- per acre [27]
     Received a 20% discount for paying cash for the land, which was said to have been financed by their father [9: 15-May-1925] [27] [P160]
     The 2,001 acres was Lot M1473 of Victoria Location 2023 and was situated eleven miles east of the Carnamah townsite [27] [P160]
Farmer of Koolabba Farm in Carnamah 1924-1967 [27] [60]
     Himself and his brother Charles both farmed the property in partnership as "Pope Bros" 1924-1930 [P160]
     Initially the rates for their farm in Carnamah were sent to their father "C/- Col. Pope, Commissioner of Railway, Perth" [34]
     Their father visited Carnamah for a week in May 1925, during which time he stayed at the Carnamah Hotel [9: 15-May-1925]
     In 1925 they were hoping that the following year they'd be reaping 30 bushel crops [9: 15-May-1925]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from 1927 to 1931 [53]
     While harvesting on Saturday 19 January 1929 a spark from their tractor started a fire on their farm [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     The fire was quickly extinguished with the help of their neighbours, but destroyed two acres of crop and bags of wheat [4]
     Their father Col. Harold POPE was a guest at the R.S.L. Smoke Social held in Carnamah on 2 February 1929 [4: 9-Feb-1929]
     During the year 1930 Charles left the farm and Carnamah to study Veterinary Science at the Sydney University [P160]
     Despite Charles' departure their partnership "Pope Bros" appears to have continued [3] [60]
     He was assisted on Koolabba Farm in Carnamah by his younger brother Vivian POPE for a number of years [6] [19] [P160]
     They hosted the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart & May FORD at their home on Koolabba on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
With assistance from neighbouring farmer and master builder Frederick W. COLE he built a mud brick home on Koolabba Farm [P160]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1930 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Founding Member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 March 1930 - was Worshipful Master in 1940 [96] [153]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Primary Producers Association in 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Gave his consent and assistance for the Carnamah Boy Scouts to have their camp on his farm in September 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932, 9-Sep-1932]
Kindly allowed the Carnamah Boy Scouts to hold a camp on his Koolabba Farm from 28 August to 1 September 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
The local paper revealed on 1 September 1933 that there were goods for "Pope Bros" at the Carnamah railway station [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
During the 1933-34 financial year his father donated 11/4 cash to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 11-Jan-1935]
The local newspaper revealed on 8 June 1934 that goods had arrived for "Pope Bros" at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Travelled with Frank and Daphne ROOKE from Carnamah to Mount Magnet on Monday 7 January 1935 [5: 11-Jan-1935]
"Pope Bros" sold 149 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 15 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
     consisting of 67 shorn lambs at 17/7, 6 shorn hoggets at 15/10, 55 shorn ewes at 19/10, and 21 shorn ewes at 5/4 per head [5]
"Pope Bros" sold two bales of wool at 16½d. per pound through Goldsbrough Mort & on Monday 9 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
His mother Mrs Susan M. POPE spent a holiday with himself and his brother Vivian in Carnamah during May 1936 [5: 15 & 24-May-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 24-Jul-1936, 5-Mar-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Motored from Carnamah to Perth on Sunday 21 June 1936, and returned to Carnamah on Wednesday 24 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
     On his return he was accompanied by Sister E. A. LAWTON of the Carnamah Private Hospital and Mrs Mille G. LEITHHEAD [5]
"Pope Bros" sold 41 Corriedale cross lambs at 18/10 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on Wednesday 1 July 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Played in the Carnamah Masonic Lodge's Inaugural Annual Golf Meeting in Carnamah on Saturday 1 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Pope Bros purchased two Corriedale rams at 8½ guineas per head from William G. MORCOMBE of Wynmara, Waddy Forest [5]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
"Pope Bros" sold 56 lambs at 16/9 and 26 wethers at 14/- through Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd in November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Attended the public meeting about the creation of stockyards in Carnamah on Saturday evening 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
     On the same night he was also a Costume Judge at the Carnamah Girls Club's Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1936 and 1937 [5: 18-Dec-1936, 19-Feb-1937, 19-Mar-1937]
     The last meeting of the Circle in 1936 some meetings in 1937 were held at his and his brother Vivian's home on Koolabba Farm [5]
Supported local farmer Francis ROOKE in the election for North Ward Member of the Carnamah District Road Board in 1937 [5]
     He placed an advertisement in The North Midland Times newspaper encouraging people to vote for ROOKE for a change [5]
     "Do not submit to sentiment when voting but support F. Rooke on your own contention of the benefits of a charge" [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the Official Opening of the new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Travelled to Perth on Monday 14 June 1937 and boarded the steamship Kybra on a month long cruise to Esperance [5: 18-Jun-1937, 9-Jul-1937]
Whilst crutching a sheep on his farm on Thursday 12 August 1937 the animal kicked the shearing blades into his face [5: 20-Aug-1937]
    He escaped serious injury however the blades pieced his left cheek and made a small incision in his tongue [5]
    The incident also resulted in grazes to his right cheek bone and eyebrows however fortunately his eyes weren't injured [5]
By 1939 "Pope Bros" had obtained the telephone, and were number Carnamah-11R until 1960 and then Carnamah East 218 [60]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club - was one of the "Senior Instructors" in 1939 [0: image 03867]
Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1940 [0: image 03899]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 and 1946 [13]
In 1942 sold his farm at Caron to John A. GILMOUR [P118]; the farm at Caron was Victoria Location 8498 [61]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1947 [58]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - was Vice President in 1951 [0: image 04611]
During the 1954-55 financial year "Pope Bros" purchased the 1,889 acre farm of "Nineham Bros" in Carnamah [3]
     The 1,889 was Lot M1411 of Victoria Location 2023 situated east of Carnamah on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [3] [62]
     Also had the telephone on the farm from Nineham Bros - number Carnamah-12G until 1960 and then Carnamah East 255 [60]
Farmer of both Koolabba Farm and the property purchased from Nineham Bros until selling both in 1968 [P160]
Served as the Member for the Nauaranga Ward on the Carnamah Shire Council 1965-1968 [7: page 112]
Left Carnamah in 1968 and retired to the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [P160]
     Sold Lot M1411 in two parts - 1,105 acres to Maurice L. & Valerie J. PERRY, and 895 acres to Ronald H. WATERS [3]
     Sold the 1,889 acre Lot 1411 of Victoria Location 2023 to James A. WHITE of Coorow on 27 February 1968 [3]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Floreat until his death in 1977 [2]
Husband of Violet [P160]
Father of Adrian, Elizabeth and Margaret [P160]
Died 6 March 1977; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 14, 40) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 20 May 1938:
"Obituary - Late Colonel Pope. The death occurred in Perth on Thursday evening of last week of Colonel Pope, formerly a Commissioner of Railways. The news of his demise was received in Carnamah on Friday morning, and his two sons, Messrs. Harold and Vivian Pope left immediately for the city to follow the remains to their last resting place. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends goes out to bereaved ones."


Vivian POPE
Born 1912 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of Harold POPE and Susan Matilda SLATER [P160]
Farmer of Koolabba Farm in Carnamah with his brother Harold [6] [19]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1932-1937 - was Captain in 1937 [5: 9-Sep-1932, 2-June-1933, 14 & 28-Jun-1935, 29-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
One of the five most outstanding players on 4 September 1932 when the Carnamah Football Club won the Premiership [5: 9-Sep-1932]
During the 1933-34 financial year his father donated 11/4 cash to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 11-Jan-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Thursday 4 October 1934, possibly to attend the Perth Royal Show [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Himself and William J. HUMPHREY tied for the Fairest & Best player of the North Midlands Football Association in 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Victory Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 24 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Wheatgrowers Union in 1936, and President in 1937 [5: 17-Jan-1936, 14-May-1937]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
His mother Mrs Susan M. POPE spent a holiday with himself and his brother Harold in Carnamah during May 1936 [5: 15 & 24-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Himself and his brother Harold travelled to Perth during the second week of August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
After a visit to Perth himself and his brother returned to Carnamah accompanied by their mother on 14 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
He was "a tower of strength" in the football match in which Carnamah defeated Coorow to play in the finals in 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Dinner at the Carnamah Hotel on Sunday evening 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Awarded the Cup for being the Carnamah Football Club's Fairest & Best Player for the 1936 season [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Presentation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
During September 1936 his sister Phyllis and brother-in-law Keith D. GRAY of Perth spent a holiday in Carnamah [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Adult Education Circle in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937, 7-May-1937]
After a few days in Perth he returned to Carnamah by car on Wednesday night 16 June 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
He was "Miss Doris Dolitte" as a bridesmaid at the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball on Saturday 19 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Dislocated his right elbow during a football match against Three Springs in Carnamah on Sunday 8 August 1937 [4: 14-Aug-1937]
Received treatment for his elbow at the Carnamah Private Hospital and was conveyed to Three Springs for an X-ray [5: 13-Aug-1937]
He was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
After a few days in Perth himself, his brother Harold POPE and John ROCCHI returned to Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Australian Defence League in 1940 [0: image 03948]
After leaving Carnamah studied to become a Chartered Account and then worked for the Egg Board in Perth [P160]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [2]
Died 2 May 1990; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5C, Ground Niche, 5) [2]


Hilda POPPLEWELL
Born 1906 in Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England [P204]
Daughter of John William POPPLEWELL and Sarah Ann WILKS [5: 10-Jul-1942] [70] [21]
Resided for several years with her grandparents in Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England and attended the local village school [P204]
Along with her mother and nine siblings departed London, England on the steamship Moreton Bay in 1924 [70]
They arrived on the steamship Moreton Bay in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 15 February 1924 [70]
Resided with her parents on a farm in Colac, Victoria, Australia and then on one in Walebing, Western Australia [P204]
Electoral rolls reveal that herself and her sister Louie both resided in Carnamah 1930-1932 [19]
Married "Charlie" Charles CHAPMAN on 18 February 1933 at Wesley Church in Perth [P204]
Following her marriage shifted to her husband's farm in Winchester, South Carnamah in June 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Resided with her husband and later daughters on Elouera Farm in Winchester 1933-1952 [P204] [19]
Won 1st prize for a Table Centre and 2nd for Wildflowers at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 received a 1st prize in the Fancy Work section for an Article in Raffia [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Remained on holiday in Perth when her husband returned to their home in Winchester in early February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Her husband served on the Carnamah District Road Board 1948-1961 and on the Carnamah Shire Council 1961-1963 [7: page 112]
She believed her husband spent too much time with Road Board business to the detriment of the farm [P204]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands 1952 onwards while their daughters attended college and university [P204]
Continued to reside in Nedlands until C.1985 when they sold the house and purchased a smaller one in Graylands [P204]
Resided with her husband in the Perth suburb of Graylands and following his death moved for a short time to Hillcrest [P204]
Spent the last few years of his life living at Braemar Nursing Home in East Fremantle [P204]
Mother of Lila, Christine, Alison and Julie [P204]
Died 20 May 1997; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5C, Memorial Seat, 3) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 10 July 1942:
Obituary - Late J. W. Popplewell. The death occurred at his home "Gooderabbie," Walebing, on June 28th, of Mr. John William Popplewell, at the age of 64 years. The late Mr. Popplewell was born at Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England, and had been farming in the Moora district, in partnership with his sons, for a number of years. They were good farmers and were usually the outstanding exhibitors at the Moora Agricultural Show, a movement to which the late Mr. Popplewell lent his full support. The deceased gentleman, who had not enjoyed the best of health for some time past, is survived by a widow, six sons and five daughters, including Hilda (Mrs. C. Chapman), of Winchester."


Louie Eleanor POPPLEWELL
Born 1907 in Yorkshire, England [21]
Daughter of John William POPPLEWELL and Sarah Ann WILKS [0: image 04106] [70] [21]
Resided with her parents in Hawksworth, Yorkshire, England [--]
Along with her mother and nine siblings departed London, England on the steamship Moreton Bay in 1924 [70]
Arrived on the Moreton Bay in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 15 February 1924 [70]
Resided in Carnamah 1930-1932 [19]


Mrs Jessamine Hermione PORTER
Wife of Stuart Lincoln PORTER; see Jessamine Hermione HUNT


Stuart Lincoln PORTER
Born 10 April 1909 in England [16]
Married Jessamine Hermione HUNT in 1933 [66]
Farmhand on William A. T. SARGENT's Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah 1934-1941 [5: 19-Oct-1934] [19]
Advertised in the North Midland Times in October 1934 that he had a Harley Davidson and sidecar for sale for £25 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Did contract clearing on Bonnerup's Road in Carnamah for the Carnamah District Road Board in October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Reds" [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Sold three pigs at £1/11/2 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 9 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 and 1938 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1938 [4: 9-Jul-1938]
Distributor of Goodyear Tyres for Coorow in 1940 [0: image 03931]
By 1942 they had left Carnamah and were living in Narrogin [16]
Later resided in Mandurah [2]
Died 25 November 1977; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


"Chris" Cecil Redvers POTTER
Born 25 October 1900 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England [16]
Farmhand in England [70]
Departed London, England on the steamship Moreton Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 20 June 1924 [70]
Labourer in Carnamah in 1927 and 1928 [19]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Balranald and arrived in Southampton, England on 5 March 1928 [204]
Resided at Erchfant in Devizes, Wiltshire, England and after three and a half months he returned to Western Australia [204]
Departed London, England on the steamship Barrabool and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 July 1928 [63]
Labourer in Carnamah 1928-1940 [19]
Farmhand in Carnamah for C. Richard BATTY, Hans HENNING-TVERMOES and Thomas H. PERRY [P243]
The local newspaper reported on the 17 November 1933 that there was a parcel for him at the Carnamah railway station [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Married "Glad" Gladys Esther DONOVAN at 4 p.m. on Saturday 27 January 1934 at Saint Paul's Church in West Perth [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Paid £1 in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for killing two foxes [300: page 42]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
In 1937 he was living with his wife and children in a house on Hans HENNING-TVERMOES' Killawarra Farm near Carnamah [278]
Employee of the Carnamah District Road Board 1938-1940 [P243]
On 2 December 1940 was farewelled at the Carnamah Football Club's rooms prior to leaving Carnamah for Army camp [0: images 03964]
Left Carnamah on 3 December 1940 having enlisted in the Australian Army [0: images 03961 & 03964]
Served in North Africa and Papa New Guinea with the 2/16 Division in the Australian Army during the Second World War [P243]
Was later Sergeant WX9657 in the Australian Army's 1 Australian Corp Reception Camp [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 December 1944 [16]
Returned to Carnamah and was once again worked for the Carnamah District Road Board 1945-1962 [P243]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in 1946 [53]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1958 [13]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1947 [0: image 04467]
Gatekeeper for the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1952 [0: image 04635]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £2.6.0 [53]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club in 1954 [0: image 04734]
Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13]
Vice Patron of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1959-1967 [58]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club [P243]
Resided in Niven Crescent, Carnamah for many years [P243]
Resided in Carnamah until at least 1970 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Father of Esther and John [P243]
Died 13 December 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5B, Ground Niche, 81) [2]


Mrs "Glad" Gladys Esther POTTER
Wife of "Chris" Cecil Redvers POTTER; see "Glad" Gladys Esther DONOVAN


R. POTTER
Won the booby prize at the Euchre Party & Dance at the Carnamah School on Thursday evening 1 November 1917 [9: 23-Nov-1917]


W. Henry POTTER
School Teacher in Carnamah in 1918 [6]


Evelyn POWELL
Married Geoffrey Allan FERGUSON in 1937 [66]
Resided in Carnamah 1938-1945, during which timer her husband was the editor of The North Midland Times newspaper [5] [6]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1938 [0: image 03717]
Later a Member of the Carnamah Social Badminton Club - was President in 1942 [0: image 02957]
Member of the Carnamah Air Observation Crops in 1942 [0: image 02974]
Mother of Shirley [0: image 03915]


James John POWELL
Veterinary Surgeon in Carnamah 1933-1941 [4: 2-Dec-1933] [6]
Worked from the Carnamah Hotel in 1933, his telephone number being Carnamah-3 (the same number as the hotel) [4: 2-Dec-1933]
By December 1934 he was working from William B. SHERIDAN's Elder Smith & Co agency premises in Carnamah [4: 8-Dec-1934]
His business telephone number by this time was Carnamah-34 (the same number as Elder Smith & Co) [4: 8-Dec-1934]
In 1934 was residing at a room in the Carnamah Hotel [4: 15-Dec-1934]
Later worked from a stone building leased from Alfred E. NIND at 29 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P4]
By August 1936 he was at the stone premises in Macpherson Street and was telephone number Carnamah-19 [4: 29-Aug-1936] [60]
In 1936 was an agent for Evelyn Food Products for Horses, Cattle, Pigs and Sheep [5: 24-Apr-1936]
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society Society's Annual Shows 1933-1938 [5: 14-Jun-1935] [13]
After unseasonable rain and short green grass he was busy at Coorow treating cases of sand in horses in March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Was up late talking to Clarence RYAN at the Carnamah Hotel on 9 December 1934 when they heard an explosion [4: 15-Dec-1934]
    Looking out the window they saw a bright glow coming from S. L. HIDDEN's business and residential premises across the road [4]
    They immediately raised the alarm in the hotel and ran out onto the street and began waking up townspeople to help fight the fire [4]
    When he got as far as the Presbyterian Church he rang the Church bell to awake the town to come and help fight the fire [4]
    Although they were quick on the scene the building was beyond saving and was entirely burnt to the ground [4: 15-Dec-1934]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the birthday party for hotel licensee Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
He motored from Carnamah to Perth during the week before Christmas in 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
On 4 January 1937 reported to the Carnamah Police Station that when he arrived home he found the front door of his house open [88]
     Nothing was disarranged or missing and he suspected heavy wind possibly may have blown the door open [88]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah R.S.L. at the Lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 19 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
     Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League 1937-1940 [5: 22-Jan-1937] [52]
     He could be the James John POWELL who served in Western Australia's 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent in the Boer War [18]
While driving in the heat from Morawa to Perenjori he passed a man without a hat or water on Saturday 6 February 1936 [5]
     He stopped to talk to the well dressed man and soon discovered that he was walking along in a semi-conscious state [5]
     He took the man to the police station in Perenjori, and from there the man was conveyed to the Morawa Hospital for treatment [5]
     It was ascertained the man worked for Koolanooka farmer Cecil J. BAXTER, who was away on holidays at the time [5]
     The man fell from a haystack while collecting eggs, sustained slight concussion and had been wandering for about two days [5]
     Had he not discovered the man when he did it was believed he may well have perished in the heat [5: 12-Feb-1937]
With ticket 54 he won a supper cloth in a raffle at the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance on 17 April 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
On 21 June 1937 reported at the Carnamah Police Station that a horse was down and beyond human aid [88]
     The horse's owners were away and he sought legal permission to have the horse destroyed without their permission [88]
     Const. Maurice PLUNKETT inspected the horse and N. W. REYNOLDS JP was informed after which the horse was destroyed [88]
Member of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     Timekeeper at the Boxing Tournament held in Carnamah on Saturday evening 28 August 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Shows from 1937 to 1939 [150]
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon at the Carnamah Agricultural Society's Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 8 September 1938 [13]
In 1962 and 1964 he was working as a Veterinary Surgeon in Dongara [19]
He could be the James John POWELL, of Guildford, who passed away aged 92 years on 8 September 1973 [2]


Sid POWELL
Labourer in Carnamah 1930-1934 [6]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1929 and 1930 [4: 24-Aug-1929 & 19-Jul-1930]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Winchester School Hall on Saturday 31 August 1929 [4: 7-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social and Wind-Up at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 September 1929 [4]
Received the Crossing Medal for being the Carnamah Football Club's Most Consistent Player for the 1929 season [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 9 September 1930 [4: 13-Sep-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]


Mrs "Lily" Lilias Michie POWER
Wife of "Dick" Richard Joseph POWER; see "Lily" Lilias Michie STRAITON


"Dick" Richard Joseph POWER
Born 28 April 1895 in Bonmahon, County Waterford, Ireland [P4] [16]
Son of Richard POWER and Bridget FITZPATRICK [28]
His father, who was a fisherman, [28] drowned in a fishing accident when he was four years old [P4]
Left school at age eleven and worked in a butter factory at Waterford, Ireland [P4]
Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War he travelled to England where he enlisted in the Royal Navy at Davenport [P4]
Served in the Royal Navy throughout the war; when his ship called at Glasgow he met Lily STRAITON [P4]
After the war worked as a ship's rigger at the Fairfield shipyard on the Clyde near Glasgow [P4]
One of the ship's he helped to build at the Fairfield shipyard was the S.S. Athenia (one of the first British ships sunk during WW2) [P4]
In 1920 was a ship's rigger and was living at 91 Pellok Street in Glasgow [28]
Married "Lily" Lilias Michie STRAITON on 16 July 1920 in Perth, Perth, Scotland [28]
Witnesses to their marriage were his wife's siblings Rachel STRAITON and Peter STRAITON [28]
After a honeymoon spent at  Saint Andrews in Fife, Scotland resided with his wife and later son in the Glasgow suburb of Govan [P4]
Decided to migrate to Western Australia due to the uncertainty in the British shipbuilding industry [P4]
Along with his wife and son departed London, England on the S.S. Beltana on 6 July 1925 [P4]
Arrived on the S.S. Beltana in Fremantle, Western Australia in August of 1925 [P4]
On 17 August 1925 arrived with his wife and son in Winchester, Western Australia [P4]
Resided and worked on his brother-in-law James S. STRAITON's Hursley Farm in Winchester August 1925 to December 1926 [P4]
Resident farmhand on J. L. B. WEIR's Petan Farm in Winchester from January 1927 to 1928 [P4]
Remained working and living on Petan Farm for a short time following its sale to William J. PETHICK in 1928 [P4]
After leaving Petan resided in a cottage on RAFFAN's Inchgower Farm in Winchester while working variously on local farms [P4]
Worked for his brother-in-law Jim STRAITON during seeding in May 1929 without wages, just for food [P4]
Farmhand in Winchester for John MCINTOSH from June 1929 to December 1929; resided on MCINTOSH's farm during the week [P4]
As there was no accommodation for his family, his wife and two children continued to reside in the cottage on RAFFAN's farm [P4]
Cycled the five miles to the cottage on RAFFAN's Inchgower Farm each Saturday afternoon to spent the weekend with his family [P4]
At the end of the 1929 harvest he was without a job however six weeks later secured employment in Carnamah with JK Forrester [P4]
Shifted with his wife Lily, son Alex and daughter Rachel to Carnamah on 15 February 1930 [P4]
Farmhand in Carnamah for James K. FORRESTER from February 1930 to 1941 [P4]
Resided with his family in a four roomed weatherboard house on JK FORRESTER's Cullens Farm, about 2½ miles east of town [P4]
His wages were initially £3.15.0 however as the depression worsened they were reduced by a pound to £2.15.0 [P4]
Usually rose each morning at 5:00 AM to get the farm horses fed, groomed and harnessed, and to milk the cow [P4]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
After leaving JK FORRESTER's employment worked for the PMG Department as a Linesman in Wongan Hills WA [P4]
His wife and three children remained in Carnamah and lived in a rented house on Old Telegraph Road [P4]
In 1942 transferred to Carnamah where he continued to work as a Linesman for PMG [P4]
Resided with his wife and children at 15 Caron Street in Carnamah town, which was rented from Jasper W. GREEN [P4]
During the 1943-44 financial year purchased Edward HELLEWELL's house at 2 Caron Street and vacant block at 4 Caron Street [3]
The house and two blocks were Lots 41 and 42 of Victoria Location 1936 [3] and were purchased for £350 [P4]
Resided at 2 Caron Street, Carnamah from 1944 to 1963 [P4]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in the 1940s and 1950s [52] [7: page 193]
Retired from his position with PMG in 1958, owing to ill-health [P4]
Father of Alex, Rachel and Bridie [P4]
Died 22 April 1963 in Carnamah WA; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row E, Plot 12) [1]
Following his death his house at 2 Caron Street was inherited by his daughter Bridie and the vacant block at 4 Caron Street sold [P4]


Edward POWER
Labourer in Carnamah in 1916 [19]


Paddy POWER
Born in Ireland [P7]
Worked in Carnamah for John LEASK sewing up wheat bags during the 1932 harvest [P7]
In 1933, at which time he was "an old Irishman" worked for Carnamah farmer Cyril RAYNER doing odd jobs and cooking meals [P7]


Sybil Agnes PRESTON
Born 1896 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Robert Joseph PRESTON and Mary GRIFFITHS [15]
Married "Bob" Robert SWAN in Perth in 1930 [66]
Resided in Morawa 1935-1937 where her husband was based as a Representative for the Shell Oil Company [5: 16-Aug-1935] [6] [50]
In May 1937 her husband decided to be based from and reside in Carnamah instead of Morawa [5: 14-May-1937]
Travelled from Perth to Carnamah with her husband on Tuesday 8 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Resided at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street in Carnamah in 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Helped judge the costumes at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Motored from Carnamah to Perth with her husband and small daughter on Friday 10 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Herself and their daughter remained in Perth while her husband returned to Carnamah on Tuesday 14 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 7 August 1984; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 21, 221) [2]


Charles PRETTY
Born C.1896 [2]
Plasterer in Carnamah in 1930 and 1931 [19] [50]
Later resided in East Perth [2]
Died 16 January 1940; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Mrs Alma Mary May PRICE
Wife of "Bill" William Walter James PRICE; see Alma Mary May NURSE


Annie PRICE
Born C.1879 [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Married "Joe" Joseph Edgbert BROWN in 1901 in Cue, Western Australia [15]
They resided in Bulong, where her husband was a Miner, in 1905 and at Chidlow's Well, where he was a Publican, in 1906 [6] [50]
Resided in Carnamah in 1912 [6]
Their sons Joseph and Gilbert and a daughter of theirs attended the Carnamah State School in 1912 [97]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of North Fremantle [2] [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Passed away at the age of 67 years at the Fremantle Hospital [39: 13-Jul-1946]
Mother of Joseph, Gilbert, Ann, David, William, Edward, George, Jack, Jessie, Ethel, Florrie, Arthur, Robert and Hazel [39: 13-Jul-1946]
Died 11 July 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WE, 87) [2] [39: 13-Jul-1946]


From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 14 July 1946:
Mother of 29 - Mrs. A. Brown Dies
"Mother of Australia's biggest family - 29 - Mrs. Annie Brown of North Fremantle and formerly of Pemberton, was interred at Karrakatta cemetery yesterday. She was 67. A number of her 12 surviving children and their own children were at the funeral. Her husband, Joseph Brown, died some years ago. Married at Cue in 1901 - her husband had divorced his first wife after she left him because they had no children - they lived at Mt. Magnet, Cue, or conducted wayside hotels on the Murchison stock route. Later they ran the Chidlow's Hotel, the Burlington at Bunbury. They farmed at Perenjori, kept a store at Carnamah, went copper mining at Whim Creek. They were with shearing and droving teams, then down at Kendenup, and later at Pemberton. And in all the years that Mrs. Brown was pluckily following her husband wherever his work took him, the Stork was always close at hand. Her life was an amazing example of pluck. Sixteen of her children were boys and 13 girls. First child, a girl, was born in 1901 but died of fever, from which the mother was suffering at the time. Youngest, Hazel Joan, was born in 1927. All of her 29 children were born in the first 31 years of her married life. If ever a woman did her duty to her country it was the late Mrs. Brown"


Bernice May PRICE
Born 1917 [15]
Daughter of "Bill" William Walter James PRICE and Alma Mary May NURSE [276]
Resided with her parents on Passchendaele Farm on Lot 8 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P152]
His name was part of an application for a State School to be established on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1926 [276]
Came 2nd in the 12-14 year Girls Running Race at the Inering Picnic on BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
Won a 1st prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
She was the youngest member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association 1932-1936 [5: 2-Dec-1932, 4-Sep-1936]
Her 19th birthday was celebrated at the C.W.A. Social Afternoon held at the Carnamah Hall on 2 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
The Carnamah C.W.A. gave her two powder blue bowls for her birthday, a pale blue posy and a cake adorned with 19 candles [5]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 dressed in floral georgette [5: 14-May-1937]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1941-42 [89]
Resided in Carnamah until at least 1944 [0: image 04573]
Married Bert KING [0: image 04573]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Died 10 August 1987; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (FC Section, Ground Niche, A, 8) [2]


Erica Alma PRICE
Born 31 January 1925 in Midland Junction, Western Australia [39: 7-Feb-1925]
Daughter of "Bill" William Walter James PRICE and Alma Mary May NURSE [P152]
Resided with her parents on Passchendaele Farm  on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P152]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 dressed as a "Beach Pyjama Girl" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Along with her mother she attended the C.W.A. American Afternoon held in Carnamah on Tuesday 26 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
     On behalf of the C.W.A. she presented Mrs Effie FORRESTER with a bunch of chrysanthemums for her 73rd birthday [5]
Won 2nd for Sponge in the under 18 years portion of the Confectionary section at the 1936 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Clock" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
In 1937, when she was twelve years of age, she was doing her schooling from home via correspondence [278]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1941-42 [89]
In 1949 she gave her occupation as "farm duties" and her postal address as P.O. Box 5 at the Carnamah Post Office [50]
Resided in Carnamah until 1949 [19]
Left Carnamah with her parents and then resided with them in the Perth suburb of Queens Park [P401]
Studied to be a dressmaker and resided with her parents at their home in Queens Park until getting married [P401]
Married Robert Leslie SHARP on 30 April 1955 in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [P401]
Resided all of her married life up until her death in the Perth suburb of Queens Park [P401]
Mother of Gillian Verna and Beris Ina [P401]
Died 4 February 1983; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WF, 591) [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 7 February 1925:
"Births - PRICE - On January 31, at Nurse Morley's, The Avenue, Midland Junction, to the wife of W. J. Price, of Carnamah - a daughter (Erica)."


Stanley PRICE
Born C.1917 [2]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs from 25 January 1987 to 10 February 1989 [147]
Prior to taking up residency at the Lady Brand Lodge he had resided in Eneabba [147]
Resided in Three Springs until his death in 1991 [2]
Died 16 October 1991; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, DC, 86) [2]


Verna Pleasance PRICE
Born 1922 [15]
Daughter of "Bill" William Walter James PRICE and Alma Mary May NURSE [P152]
Resided with her parents on Passchendaele Farm in Carnamah 1923-1949 [19] [0: image 04573]
Attended the Inering Progress Association's Inering Picnic on BATTY's Farm on Sunday 7 September 1930 [4: 20-Sep-1930]
     Competed in the sports events and came 2nd in the 8 to 10 years Girls Running Race and 2nd in the Egg and Spoon Race [4]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 dressed as a "Beach Pyjama Lady" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed "Madam Butterfly" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Japanese Lady" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Foundation Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939 [0: image 03834]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1941-42 [89]
Left Carnamah in July 1942 [0: image 04113]
Married (1) John Lennox DESORMES in Perth in July 1942 [0: image 04113]
After a brief residence in the city returned to reside in Carnamah in September 1942 [0: image 04164]
Farmhand in Carnamah 1947-1949 [19]
Committee Member of the Carnamah R.S.L. Women's Auxiliary in 1948 [0: image 04506]
Married (2) "Vince" Vincenzo VENDITTELLI [P152]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Mother of Inez DESORMES; and Mario and Nadia VENDITTELLI [P152]
Died 30 September 1993; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn, G, 150) [2]


William PRICE
Married Florence GRINDROD [5: 4-Sep-1936]
They resided in Dowerin 1923-1934 and then in Carnamah in 1935 and 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Farmhand in Carnamah in 1935 and 1936 [6] [19] [50]
His wife died from heart failure on 31 August 1936 and was buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah [1]


"Bill" William Walter James PRICE
Born 29 July 1890 in Adelaide, South Australia [16]
Son of William Hugh PRICE and Mary Ann WEBB [55]
Locomotive Fireman in Northam, Western Australia in 1916 [30: item 8020526]
Married Alma Mary May NURSE in 1916 [66]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 7 June 1916 [30: item 8020526]
     Upon enlistment he was 6 feet 3½ inches tall, weighed 161 pounds and had brown eyes, black hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     His next of kin was his father William Hugh PRICE whose address was Brookton, where he worked as a Blacksmith [30] [50]
     After marrying changed his next of kin to his wife, whose address was North Street in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to the 8th Reinforcements of the 48th Infantry Battalion on 12 December 1916 [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916 [30]
     Disembarked in Devonport, England on 16 February 1917 and underwent further training at Codford in Wiltshire, England [30]
     Hospitalised for bronchitis in England for two weeks in March 1917, and proceeded to France on 2 July 1917 [30]
     Private 3194 in the Australian Imperial Force's 48th Infantry Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Hospitalised due to illness in France on 19 October 1917 and two weeks later on 2 November 1917 returned to active duty [30]
     Appointed Lance Corporal on 7 February 1918, and Wounded in Action in France on 8 August 1918 [30]
     Invalided to England on 12 August 1918 and later back to Australia with a gunshot wound to his right leg [30]
     Embarked from England on the steamship Orsova and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 12 February 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 21 March 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Soldier Settler in 1923 on the 1,213 acre Lot 8 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah [7: page 66] [8: page 20]
Wheat and Cattle Farmer of Passchendaele Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1923-1949 [19] [P152] [4: 8-Dec-1934]
     He named his farm after the Battle of Passchendaele in France during the First World War, which he fought in and survived [P152]
     In 1925 obtained the telephone - was initially number Carnamah-5D, later number Inering-12 and later still Carnamah-50R [60]
     Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1927 and 1928  [53]
     It was reported in 1932 he had one of the cleanest crops in the Inering district - attributed to his better farming methods [5: 5-Aug-1932]
     Through the local Westralian Farmers agent he sold sheep skins - receiving as high a price as 7/1 per skin in 1933 [5: 23-Jun-1933]
     In 1933 he "reaped the splendid yield of 42 bushels to the acre from a 20 acre paddock of Benawheat" [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Among those who made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board on 6 July 1933 for killing a fox and helping to control vermin [300]
The local newspaper revealed on 6 July 1934 that goods had arrived for him at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
     Committee Member 1934-1938, Financial Member 1938-1946 and Vice Patron 1948-1953 [5: 17-Nov-1933] [13] [58]
     Steward of the Fallow Competition and Crop Competition at the Society's Annual Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 10-Aug-1934]
     Donated the prizes for all classes of the Pig section at the Society's Annual Show in 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
     Steward in Charge of the Horse section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1938 and 1939 [13]
     Steward of the Pigs section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1940 and 1941 [13]
     Donated the pig for the Live Weight of Sheep & Pig competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1941 show [13]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won 2nd prize for a Commercial Value Merino Fleece in the Wool section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Exhibited in the Sheep and Pig sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show held on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Ram, Ewe over 2½ years and Ewe under 1½ years; and received 2nd prize for Baconer [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Sold five bales of wool at 16¼d. and one bale at 15d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 25 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
The dams on his farm were filled as a result of a storm on Monday afternoon 23 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
Sold 10 pigs at £2/11/10 in April 1936, 3 pigs at £2/2/6 in May 1936, and 12 at £2/7/4 in Aust 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936, 8-May-1936, 14-Aug-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
In June 1936 advertised that he had a Canadian Berkshire boar weaners of pedigreed stock for sale [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Sold 9 porkers at £2/8/- per head (a total of £21/12/-) through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 22 June 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
In August 1936 purchased a new W30 McCormick Deering tractor through Carnamah agent W. George MULLIGAN [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Oversaw the standing of the six year old Bay Colt named Bold Everest in Carnamah and surrounding districts in 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Sold 14 pigs at £1/9/11 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 19 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Exhibited in the Pig section and Farmer's Class portion of the Sheep section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     In the Pig section won 1st prize for Boar suitable for export breeding and 2nd prize for Sow suitable for export breeding [5]
     Won 1st for Ram used in exhibitor's flock last year and 2nd for Ewe over 1½ years and under 2½ years in the Sheep section [5]
Attended the public meeting about the creation of stockyards in Carnamah on Saturday evening 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
His telephone number was listed for a cluster diamond and platinum ring lost between Carnamah and Inering in 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Sold 63 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with two consignments to the Midland Market in June and August 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937]
     The sheep were 33 wethers at 31/4 per head (a total of £51/14/-) and 30 ewes at 20/7 per head (totalling £30/17/6) [5: 20-Aug-1937]
In early September 1937 he was in Perth to undergo an operation [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 [0: image 04014]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1941-42 [89]
Class 2 Warrant Officer W71760 in Carnamah's Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1944 [0: image 04590]
Steward of the Farm Produce section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 [13]
Steward of the Junior Sheep Judging Competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1949 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League - was President in 1947 and 1948 [52]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1949-50 [89]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 18 November 1949 [96]
In 1949 and 1950 lent some of his land to the Carnamah R.S.L. to crop and raise money for a local R.S.L. Hall [0: image 02992]
He was desirous of selling his farm to neighbouring farmer "Ted" Theodore O. WITTWER, who readily agreed to buy it [P73]
     He didn't want it sold to Frank LUCAS Snr, who was aspiring to eventually purchase the whole Inering Estate for his sons [P73]
     The reason was that LUCAS had been unkind to WITTWER and other Australians with German surnames during the war [P73]
     During the 1950-51 financial year sold his Passchendaele Farm to Mrs Peggy F. WITTWER [3] [61]
After selling the farm left Carnamah and retired to Perth [P152]
Along with his wife and daughter Erica initially resided in the Perth suburb of Queens Park [P401]
Resided of late in Mandurah [2]
Father of Bernice, Verna and Erica [P152]
Died 21 December 1970; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 18, 172) [2]


"William" Arnold William PRIOR
Born 2 January 1923 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Labourer in Carnamah for Mrs Kate MCINTOSH in 1939 [0: image 03023]
On 11 November 1939 was a passenger in a utility truck being driven from Winchester to Carnamah by William BUTLER [88]
     One mile south of Carnamah the truck ran into a bank on the side of the road and subsequently overturned four times [88] [0: image 03023]
     Taken to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs however had amazingly escaped any serious injury [0: image 03023]
     His injuries were stated by Dr M. A. MAYRHOFER to be a cut on his head, abrasions and shock [88]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1939-1941 [0: images 03018 & 03991]
Member of the Carnamah Social Badminton Club in 1939 [0: image 03884]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Geraldton on 10 March 1943 [16]
Private WX39041 in the Australian Army's 2/24 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 20 May 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of a Ballajura [2]
Died 27 April 2003; cremated at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA [2]


"Em" Emily Hope PROCKTOR
Stepdaughter of Charles William John TURNER; see "Em" Emily Hope TURNER


May Elizabeth Rose PROCKTOR
Stepdaughter of Charles William John TURNER; see May Elizabeth Rose TURNER


"Bill" William Alfred PROCKTOR
Stepson of Charles William John TURNER; see "Bill" William Alfred TURNER


David PROSSER
Miner of Norseman in 1903 [50]
Farmhand in Three Springs in 1910 [50]
Miner of Carnamah 1911-1914 [19] [50]


William PROSSER
Miner in Norseman in 1903 [50]
Miner of Carnamah 1911-1914 [19] [50]


N. POWNTNEY
Born C.1904 [4: 21-Dec-1933]
Supported by a livelihood of sharpening scissors [4: 21-Dec-1933]
He was passing through Carnamah and was camping at the Centenary Park recreation ground [5: 22-Dec-1933]
On the evening of 19 December 1933 while crossing the railway opposite the Vacuum Oil Company depot he tripped on the line [5]
One report claims on tripping he was knocked unconscious while another reported he tripped "and had fallen asleep there" [4] [5]
The morning train to Perth at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday 20 December 1933 ran him over as it was leaving the Carnamah Station [5]
The train was stopped and moved to free him and he was taken to the Carnamah Private Hospital [4] [5]
He was treated by doctors C. P. ROSENTHAL and M. A. MAYRHOFER who was found it necessary to amputate his right leg [4] [5]
Following initial treatment in Carnamah he was transported to Perth by train on Thursday 21 December 1933 [5]
One report on the accident gave his second initial as 'W' while another stated it to be 'A' [4] [5]


PRITCHARD & WEST
Proprietors of Carnamah Transport and Agencies in 1958 [4: 21-Mar-1958]
Large and small scale Carriers based in Carnamah specialising in livestock transport [4: 21-Mar-1958]
Agents for the Vacum Oil Company Pty Ltd from 1958 to 1962 [4: 21-Mar-1958] [60]
In 1958 were also agents for Victoria Insurance Company Ltd and A.P.A. Life Insurance [4: 21-Mar-1958]
Telephone numbers Carnamah-40 and Carnamah-69 [4: 21-Mar-1958]


Edith Bronwyn PRITCHARD
Born 1903 in Flemington, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of William Henry PRITCHARD and Edith Jane WESTGARTH [54]
Married "Jim" James Leslie ADAMS in September 1928 in Victoria, Australia [P212]
Resided with her husband on Lot M1220 of his farm in Winchester, Western Australia in 1928 and 1929 [P212]
Resided with her husband on Ivan JOHNSON's Avalon Farm in Winchester 1930-1947 [P212]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild in 1929 [105]
Herself and her husband attended the Euchre Party held at Billeroo on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 15-Jul-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of mauve satin [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on the evening of Thursday 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in green flora silk voile with white georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1940-41 [5: 17-Mar-1933, 19-Apr-1935] [4: 29-Mar-1941]
     Committee Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1937-38 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Party at the home of William & Susan PETHICK on Petan Farm in Winchester on Saturday 14 July 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Travelled from Winchester to Perth for a week's holiday as a passenger in William J. PETHICK's car on 29 July 1934 [5: 3-Aug-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Along with her husband departed Winchester on Wednesday 13 February 1935 for a holiday in Dongara and Geraldton [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Won 2nd prize for White Hens at the 1935 Carnamah Show, and wore marina blue uncrushable satin to the Show Ball [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Herself and her sons travelled by train to Perth on 17 February 1936, and the next day caught the train to Victoria [5: 21-Feb-1936]
     After 14 weeks holiday with relatives in Victoria they arrived back in Winchester on Saturday 23 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 11 July 1936 dressed in electric satin [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show Ball in Coorow on 3 September 1936 in midnight blue crinkled crepe [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in midnight blue windswept crepe [5: 18-Sep-1936]
During January 1937 herself, her husband and their two sons holidayed in Perth [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Herself and her husband won the Handicap Mixed Doubles of the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
After spending a few days in Perth she returned to Winchester on Saturday 8 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 in "oxidised silver satin with Peter Pan collar" [5: 14-May-1937]
Ladies Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Herself and Mrs Vera G. McCOOKE organised a ladies' afternoon for Alice M. PETHICK which was held on 29 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Foundation Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939 [0: image 03834]
Entrant in the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund's Queen Competition in 1940 [0: image 03904]
     Entered the competition as the Queen of Winchester-Billeroo [0: image 03911]
     Her escort at the concluding function of the competition was her husband James L. ADAMS [0: image 03912]
     Through her candidature in the competition raised £103/14/2 for the war effort [0: image 03904]
In February 1941, along with her husband and children spent a fortnights holiday at Seattle Lodge in Cottesloe [4: 1-Mar-1941]
Steward of the Cookery section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1940 and 1941 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Ladies' Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 03995 & 04116]
Member of Winchester's branch of the Red Cross in 1942 [0: image 02972]
Steward of the Cookery section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 [13]
In 1947 shifted with her husband and sons to farmland in Waddy Forest WA [P212]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society 1947-1951 [4: 7-Apr-1951] [150]
Steward of the Flower section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Country Women's Association - [173]
     was Secretary in 1949, Secretary and Treasurer 1950-1951, Secretary in 1952 and President 1953-1955 [173]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1950 and 1951 [4: 9-Dec-1950 & 7-Apr-1951]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1952 [0: image 04668]
Judged the Flower section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1956 show [4: 14-Sep-1956]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Doubleview [2]
Mother of "Bob" Robert and Ron [P212]
Died 9 May 1982; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Rose Memorial) [2]


Emily Louisa PROBERT
Born 21 August 1878 [P24] in Birmingham, Warwick, England [20]
Daughter of Joseph PROBERT and Eliza LEE [P24]
In 1881 was living with her parents, brother William and sister Florence at 131 Cuckoo Road in Aston, Warwick, England [20]
Her father worked in or near Aston as a Railway Porter and later General Labourer [20]
In 1891 was resident with her parents and brother William at 7 Park Terrace in Aston, Warwick, England [20]
In 1901 was working as a Laundry Maid at Sir Josiah Masons Orphanage in Erdington, Warwick, England [20]
Married "Ted" Edward HELLEWELL on 25 January 1905 in England [P24]
Arrived with her husband and children in Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Australind on 11 May 1911 [P24]
Resided in Moora, Western Australia from 1911 to 1925 [9: 22-May-1925]
     Donated 2/- to Moora's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1919 [9: 2-May-1919]
     Presided over the Afternoon Tea Stall during the Moora versus Rovers football match in Moora on 2 August 1922 [10: 30-Jun-1922]
     Donated a pair of roosters which sold for 18/6 at the Annual Moora Hospital Ball in Moora on Friday 31 August 1923 [9: 7-Sep-1923]
     On 16 May 1925, along with her three younger children, left Moora and shifted to the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [9: 22-May-1925]
Resided at 27 State Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
     By 1927 had shifted from the Perth suburb of Victoria Park to the suburb of South Perth [9: 6-Aug-1927]
     In May 1927 her husband shifted from Moora to Carnamah where he'd been appointed Sanitary & Rubbish Collector [4: 7-May-1927]
     Joined her husband in Carnamah in August 1927 after their house had been erected [4: 6-Aug-1927]
Resided at 24 Boojerabba Street in Carnamah [P99] and later at 2 Caron Street in Carnamah [P4] from 1927 to 1944 [6] [P4]
In August 1927 was employed by the Carnamah Road Board to clean their offices and hall for 10/- per month [9: 19-Aug-1927]
Along with her husband oversaw the catering of the supper at the Carnamah Show on Thursday 13 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Herself and her husband were also the caterers for the supper at the Carnamah Show Dance on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 20-Oct-1928]
Hosted at her home Frank BADRICK and Mary WHITE's wedding breakfast on 25 October 1928 [4: 3-Nov-1928]
One of the five organisers of the Anglican Church Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 1 December 1928 [4: 8-Dec-1928]
Helped organise a ball in Carnamah in May 1929, which raised £15/9/3 for the fence to go around the local War Memorial [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Helped organise and attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of black silk and lace [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Foundation Member and Vice President of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1931 [7: page 170]
Executive Committee Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1932 [4: 9-Jul-1932]
Painfully sprained her ankle on Saturday 13 August 1932 however the following week was "progressing favourably" [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Donated a prize for Mrs Maggie KROSCHEL's Card Party in July 1933 which raised funds for the local Anglican Church [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Conducted the Fancywork stall at the Carnamah Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Anglican Church in 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Along with her daughter Nellie spent a holiday in South Perth in January 1934 [5: 19-Jan-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
A storm on 20 February 1935 lifted the majority of the roof from their house and blew sheets of its iron across town [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Vestry Committee Member of the South Section of the Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Church Parish in 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Helped run the Afternoon Tea Stall at the Presbyterian Church Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 11 July 1936 dressed in lavender silk [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Mrs Adelaide GOULD of the Eastern States spent a few days staying with her in Carnamah in June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in amethyst marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by car with Carnamah bank clerk William H. MOORE on Friday 15 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
After remaining in Perth for a holiday she returned to Carnamah on Wednesday evening 27 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in brown marocain [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Herself and her husband were among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Motored to Perth with Rev. Alfred J. & Myra TOOMEY of Three Springs on Monday 9 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
     After a fortnight in Perth she returned to Carnamah on Saturday 21 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
President of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1940 [0: image 03915]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
In 1943 represented Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association at an annual meeting of delegates in Perth [0: image 04247]
Resided in Bishopgate Street in the Perth suburb of Carlisle from 1944 to 1946 [2] [6] [P24]
Spent a holiday in Carnamah with her son in law and daughter Len and Ethel WATSON in August 1945 [0: image 04354]
Mother of Leslie, Ethel, Herbert and Nellie [P24]
Died 14 September 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA) [2]