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Jessie ADAMS
Domestic on Samuel B. RUDDUCK's Koobabbie Farm in Coorow 1914-1917 [19]


Isaac Egbert ADAMS
Born C.1907 [2]
Resided of late in Coorow [2]
Died 16 November 1926; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, EA, 128) [2]


Joseph William AKERS
Born 29 September 1896 in Tottenham, Middlesex, England [16]
Son of William Walter AKERS and Elizabeth Emma DUDLEY [20] [21]
In 1901 he was living with his parents, sister Mary and brother William at 7 Windmill Road in Edmonton, Middlesex, England [20]
Married Violet Harriett MASON in England in 1918 [21]
Departed London, England with his wife on the steamship Benalla and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 7 January 1924 [70]
Baker in Coorow, Western Australia in 1929 [19]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Fremantle prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Navy on 14 December 1939 [16]
LG Cook F2885 on the Royal Australian Navy's H.M.A.S. Lonsdale during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Navy on 14 November 1946 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Rivervale [2]
Died 13 January 1973; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, M, 171) [2]


Mrs Violet Harriett AKERS
Wife of Joseph William AKERS; see Violet Harriett MASON


George Henry ALBAN
Born 1903 in England [21]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orcades and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 24 October 1924 [70]
After arrival he worked as a farmhand on Group Settlement 111 in Denmark [70]
Labourer in Coorow in 1929 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of South Perth [2]
Died 12 March 1985; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Carlo Luighi ALESSANDRINI
Contractor in Coorow 1931-1937 [50]


John ALFORD
Labourer in Coorow in 1921 [50]
Farmer in Coorow 1922-1927 [19]


Margaret ALLARDYCE
Born C.1871 [2]
Married George William O'HERN in Perth in 1905 [15]
Resided with her husband and children in Mingenew, where her husband was the local Police Constable 1905-1912 [87]
Resided on farmland in Gunyidi with her husband and children 1914-1939 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Swanbourne [2]
Mother of George, Alma Hope, James and William [15]
Died 27 October 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, EA, 282A) [2]


Archibald McLaren ANDERSON
Horse-breaker in Latham in 1921 and 1922 [50]
His address was the Rabbit Depot on the Rabbit Proof Fence in Latham [50]


Charles William ANDERSON
Railway Fettler in Marchagee 1911-1914 [19] [50]


Mrs Christina ANDERSON
Resided on the Rabbit Proof Fence in Latham in 1921 and 1922 [50]


David Alexander ANDERSON
Born 23 October 1902 in Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland [16] [28]
Son of spirit merchant William Miller ANDERSON and Elspeth Simpson RANKIN [28]
Departed London, England on the steamship Barrabool and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 August 1924 [70]
Clearer at Waddy Forest in the Coorow district of Western Australia 1925-1927 [19]


Mrs Dorothy ANDERSON
Wife of Samuel ANDERSON; see Dorothy MACKENZIE


Frederick ANDERSON
Born C.1900 [116]
Resided in Coorow in 1963 [116]
Passed away at the Moora District Hospital in Moora at the age of 63 years [116]
Died 9 June 1963; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA (Roman Catholic, Plot 71) [116]


George Rankin ANDERSON
Born 13 June 1899 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Son of spirit merchant William Miller ANDERSON and Elspeth Simpson RANKIN [28]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orvieto and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 November 1922 [70]
Clearer / Clearing Contractor in Waddy Forest 1925-1931 [19] [50]
Farmer in Latham 1932-1935 [19]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 19 March 1941 [16]
Sapper W5838 in the Australian Army's 7 Works & Park Company until being discharged on 5 November 1941 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant [2]
Died 15 September 1986; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (MC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 11, 34) [2]


James ANDERSON
Born 21 October 1897 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Son of spirit merchant William Miller ANDERSON and Elspeth Simpson RANKIN [28]
In 1922 he was  living at Marlborough Cottages in Broomhouse, Lanark, Scotland and working as a Steel Turner [28]
Married Jessie Gibson MCNEILL on 3 January 1922 at Marlborough Cottages in Broomhouse, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Departed London, England on the steamship Barrabool and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 August 1924 [70]
Clearer in Waddy Forest 1925-1930 [19]
Farmer in Latham 1931-1937 [50]
Later resided at Crestwood Estate in the Perth suburb of Thornlie [2]
Died 30 September 1975; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 7, 96) [2]


James Andrew ANDERSON
Born 22 May 1897 in Hillgrove, New South Wales, Australia [16]
Son of Andrew W. ANDERSON and Jane WILSON [32]
Married Kathleen BONSER in Western Australia in 1919 [66]
Farmhand in Waddy Forest 1927-1935 [19]
Farmhand for A. Douglas JONES on Lake Nedo Farm in Latham in 1936 and 1937 [50]
Farmhand in Latham in 1938 and in Buntine in 1939 [19]
Farmhand in Wubin 1941-1948 [19]
Private W76462 in Wubin's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Helena [2]
Died 31 October 1978; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Wesleyan, B, 66) [2]


Mrs Jessie Gibson ANDERSON
Wife of James ANDERSON; see Jessie Gibson MCNEILL


Jessie Gibson McNeill ANDERSON
Born 23 October 1922 [P397]
Daughter of James ANDERSON and Jessie Gibson MCNEIL [P397]
Along with her parents and uncle David A. ANDERSON departed London, England on the steamship Barrabool on 17 July 1924 [203]
They arrived on the steamship Barrabool in Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 August 1924 [70]
Resided with her parents in Waddy Forest / Latham 1925-1935 [19]
Student at the Waddy Well State School in Waddy Forest [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Dressed as "League of British Housewives" she led the grand march at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Won 1st for Pyjamas and Darned Woollen Socks in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5]
     In the Educational section won 1st prizes for Handwork, Writing, Needlework and Knitted or Crochet Garment [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Won the 12 years and over Girls Potato Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Married Frank Charles WRIGHT in Perth in 1945 [66]
Her husband, who'd served in the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War [16], worked as a Labourer and Carpenter [50]
In 1949 they were living at 2 Blair Athol Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
In 1954 they were living on Fulham Street in the Perth suburb of South Belmont [50]
Resided with her husband, and three sons, in the Perth suburb of Kewdale until their retirement [P397]
When they retired they became "grey nomads" and hit the road travelling until their deaths [P397]
Resided of late in Marybrook, between Busselton and Dunsborough [2]
Died 20 August 1997; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]


Johann Ludwig ANDERSON
Labourer in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1911-1917 [50]


Mrs Kathleen ANDERSON
Wife of James Andrew ANDERSON; see Kathleen BONSER


"Sam" Samuel ANDERSON
Married Dorothy MACKENZIE in Perth in 1935 [66]
Farmer in Waddy Forest in 1941 [19]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 26 February 1941 [16]
Private WX10949 in the D Section of the Australian Army's 4th Reserve M. T. Company during the Second World War [16]
During the hostilities he was a Prisoner of War, and was discharged from the Australian Army on 16 August 1946 [16]
Farmer of Victoria Location 9972 in Waddy Forest 1946-1962 [3] [19]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in 1951 [4: 21-Apr-1951]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1957-1958 [13]
Resided of late in the southern coastal Perth suburb of Safety Bay [2]
Father of Terry, Thea, Robert and Ronald [P343]
Died 16 June 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 36, 63) [2]


"Terry" Samuel Terrance ANDERSON
Born 8 July 1935 in Subiaco, Western Australia [P398]
Son of "Sam" Samuel ANDERSON and Dorothy MCKENZIE [P398]
Spent his early childhood with his parents on Collins Street in the Perth suburb of West Perth [P398]
During part of the Second World War, while his father was on active service, resided with his mother in Watheroo [P398]
Towards the end of the war shifted with his mother from Watheroo to her sister's house in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [P398]
Enrolled at Saint Peter's School in Greenough at the age of nine, and after the war was educated in Mount Hawthorn [P398]
Began an apprenticeship as a blacksmith at Sandovers workshop in Perth however it burnt down before he finished [P398]
Farmhand on his father's Rathglen Farm in Waddy Forest before completing his apprenticeship [P398]
Finished his apprenticeship, winning awards for best welding, at the Midland Workshops in the Perth suburb of Midland in 1958 [P398]
Married Doreen HOBSON in Perth in 1958 [66]
Blacksmith employed by engineer Allan F. MATHER in Kellerberrin 1958-1960 [P398]
Blacksmith in Coorow in 1964 [19] and later took over his father's farm in Waddy Forest [P343]
Farmer of Victoria Location 9972 on Lampard Road in Waddy Forest / Coorow 1968-1992 [P398]
Shifted to Showground Road in South Greenough [19]
Father of Max, Val, Glenda, Patricia and Nicole [P398]
Died 16 September 2002 in Cairns, Queensland, Australia [P398]


Mrs Violet Ann ANDERSON
Wife of Walter ANDERSON; see Violet Ann DORRIES


Walter ANDERSON
Farmer in Gunyidi 1930-1935 [3] [19]


"Billy" William Miller ANDERSON
Born 1928 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of James ANDERSON and Jessie Gibson MCNEILL [16]
Resided with his parents in Waddy Forest / Latham 1928-1935 [19]
Student at the Waddy Well State School in Waddy Forest [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Won a 2nd prize for Handwork in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as "Nigger Minstrel" [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Won 2nd prize for the Novelty Competition in the Educational section of the 1935 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bateman [2]
Died 25 December 2004; ashes interred Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Sainsbury, Rose Memorial, BP18, 7) [2]


Annie Elizabeth ANGEL
Born 23 August 1911 in Dongara, Western Australia [166]
Daughter of "Jack" John James ANGEL and Mabel Constance LOOKE [84]
She was baptised by William R. LANG of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 8 September 1911 [19] [84]
Resided with her parents in Gunyidi 1911-1914, Watheroo 1914-1923 and Coomberdale 1924-1935 [6] [19] [61] [166]
Began her schooling at the Watheroo State School in Watheroo on 29 January 1918 [166]
Following her father's retirement she shifted to Carnamah with her parents in 1935 [5: 31-Jul-1936] [19]
Resided in Carnamah 1935-1938 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 25 June 1972; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Wesleyan, C, 35) [2]


"Evelyn" Ivy Evelyn ANGEL
Born 30 October 1903 in Yardarino, Western Australia [15] [84]
Daughter of "Jack" John James ANGEL and Mabel Contance LOOKE [15]
Baptised by Methodist Minister J. E. STONE of Dongara on 10 December 1903 [84]
Resided with her parents on farmland at York Gum Thicket in Yardarino, Irwin and at the Irwin Railway Siding 1903-1910 [6] [19] [84]
Resided with her parents in Gunyidi 1911-1914 and then in Watheroo 1914 onwards [6] [166]
Began her schooling at the Watheroo State School in Watheroo on 16 March 1914 [166]
Herself, her sisters Amy and Edith and brother Leslie were four of the first nine students enrolled at the Watheroo State School [166]
Married Alan Oscar FIEBIG in Perth in 1928 [66]
Their daughter Joan Iris, who was born on 30 June 1933 at the Wagin Hospital in Wagin, died during infancy [15] [84]
Her husband arrived in Carnamah to take up the position of first resident Police Constable on 13 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935] [88]
Along with her two children arrived in Carnamah to join her husband on Wednesday evening 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Resided in Carnamah with her husband and children from August 1935 to April 1936 [19] [88]
Shortly after they moved to Carnamah her parents retired and shifted from Coomberdale to Carnamah [5: 30-Aug-1935, 31-Jul-1936] [6]
Along with her husband and children left Carnamah and shifted to Mullewa on Friday 17 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Resided of late at the Rowethorpe Retirement Village in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Mother of Brian, Elsie and Joan [5] [84]
Died 20 November 1998; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


"Jack" John James ANGEL
Born 9 July 1867 in Pinkertons Plains, South Australia [55]
Son of William ANGEL and Sarah Jane MURRAY [55]
Sometime after the death of his mother in 1883 himself, his father and siblings left South Australia shifted to Western Australia [15] [55]
Married Mabel Constance LOOKE in 1901 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Farmer at York Gum Thicket in Yardarino, Irwin 1902-1906 [19] [84]
Then resided at the Railway Siding in Irwin, presumably while working for the Midland Railway Company [84]
Fettler in Coomberdale in 1910 [50]
Farmer and Fettler in Gunyidi 1911-1914 [19] [61]
His wife owned 400 acres of farmland in Gunyidi which consisted of Victoria Locations 4365 and 4375 [44]
Fettler, Length Runner, Farmhand and Farmer in Watheroo 1914-1923 [6] [166]
Donated 2/6 to the appeal for William B. HAMMOND and family of Wannamal who lost their house in a fire in 1919 [9: 23-May-1919]
Fettler in Coomberdale 1924-1935 [6]
Upon his retirement shifted with his wife, daughter Annie and son Walter to Carnamah in August 1935 [5: 30-Aug-1935, 31-Jul-1936]
Resided in Carnamah from August 1935 to June 1936 [5] [19]
Was an inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital prior to being conveyed to Perth for further treatment on 22 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Father of Amy, Evelyn, Leslie, Edith, Annie, Roy, Irwin and Walter [5: 31-Jul-1936] [116] [166]
Brother of Edward David ANGEL who farmed in Coorow in 1920 and in Three Springs 1921-1924 [6] [19] [44] [55] [98]
Uncle of Mrs Florence Helena May MALEY and brother-in-law of Mrs Isabella ANGEL of The Oaks Farm in Arrino [15] [19] [55]
Died 25 July 1936 at Heathcote Hospital, Perth; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA (Methodist, Plot 4) [116]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 31 July 1936:
"Obituary - The Late Mr. J. J. Angel. The death occurred at Perth on Saturday, July 25, when Mr. John James Angel, of Carnamah, passed away. The deceased was a late employee of the Midland Railway Company. Following his retirement, Mr. Angel, accompanied by his family came to Carnamah about 12 months ago where he resided until recently when he went to Perth to receive medical attention. The late Mr. Angel leaves a widow and four daughters, Mrs. C. Dodd (Midland Junction), Mrs. A. O. Fiebig (Mullewa), Mrs. E. Brandis (Coomberdale), and Annie, and one son Walter (Carnamah) to mourn their sad loss."


From The Midlands Advocate newspaper, Friday 31 July 1936:
"The death occurred on Saturday night, July 25th, of Mr. John James Angel of Watheroo, who had been a resident of this district for many years. The funeral took place on Monday, when, after a service in the Methodist Church, the remains were interred in the Methodist Portion of the Moora Cemetery.  The Rev G H Limb officiated at the graveside. Pall Bearers were:- Messrs. A. B. Gloster, F. Brand (Methodist Church), B. Reynolds and J. J. Wallace (Midland Railway Co), Brennand and Dodd (Watheroo). Wreaths and Floral tributes were received from the following:- Dome Wreath: Midland Railway Co; Mrs. Angel; Lang Family; Jackson Family; Mr. and Mrs. Mollor (Midland Junction), Mr. and Mrs. Clarkson; Mr. Dodd; Mr. and Mrs. Herley; Mrs. Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Devereaux; Mr. and Mrs. Strahan; Mr. and Mrs. Brady and family; Mrs. Lingwood; Mr. and Mrs. Evans; Mr. and Mrs. Sutherland; Mr. and Mrs. Sweet; Arthur and Ern; Mr. and Mrs. Kemp and family; Esther and Jack Brown; Eric, Ede and Albert [Brandis]; Methodist Church; Les, Nell [Angel] and family; Amy, Charles [Dodd] and grandchildren; Brennand Family (Watheroo); Annie, Irwin and Walter [Angel]; Mr. and Mrs. Kelly and family; Mr. and Mrs. F Brand and family."


Mrs Mabel Constance ANGEL
Wife of "Jack" John James ANGEL; see Mabel Contance LOOKE


Roy William ANGEL
Born August 1913 [116]
Son of "Jack" John James ANGEL and Mabel Constance LOOKE [--]
Resided with his parents in Gunyidi in 1913, and passed away in Moora at the age of 40 days [116]
Died 20 September 1913 in Moora; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA [116]


"Wally" Walter James ANGEL
Born 22 July 1919 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jack" John James ANGEL and Mabel Constance LOOKE [5: 31-Jul-1936] [15]
Resided with his parents in Watheroo 1919-1923 and in Coomberdale 1924-1935 [6] [19] [61] [166]
Following his father's retirement he shifted to Carnamah with his parents in 1935 [5: 31-Jul-1936] [19]
Resided in Carnamah 1935-1939 [5]
Worked for Ernest C. ANDREWS at his butcher's shop at 14 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P198]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1937-1939 - was Vice Captain in 1939 [0: images 03698, 03781, 03792, 03794]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1938 - played for Carnamah Reds [0: image 03779]
Worked for Ernest C. ANDREWS at his butcher's shop in Waroona in 1940 and 1941 [P198]
Resided in Watheroo prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 12 July 1942 [16]
Driver WX32131 in the Australian Army's 52 Australian Transport Platoon during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 25 March 1946 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of South Guildford [2]
Died 14 February 2006; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (MC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 8, 11) [2]


Mrs Elizabeth Rose ANGELO
Wife of William Aikenhead ANGELO; see Elizabeth Rose GATLEY


William Aikenhead ANGELO
Born C.1886 [2]
Married Elizabeth Rose GATLEY in 1926 [66]
Farmhand for Baxter D. BOTHE on Inglewood Farm in Coorow in 1927 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 18 January 1963; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


George William APPS
Farmhand on the Mamboobie Estate in Marchagee in 1922 [50]


Andrew Leslie ARDAGH
Farmer in Latham in 1916 and 1917 [50]


John ARMOUR
Blacksmith in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction 1903-1906 [50]
Railway Fettler in Yandanooka 1908-1914 [19] [50]
Railway Fettler in Gunyidi 1914-1917 [19] [50]
Railway Fettler / Line Repairer in Carnamah  in 1919 and 1920 [6] [50]


Henry Charles ARMSTRONG
Born C.1855 [2]
Son of William ARMSTRONG [293: 8-Apr-1882]
Married "Zarina" Sarah Jane ATKINS on 6 April 1882 at Saint George's Church in Malvern, Victoria, Australia [293: 8-Apr-1882]
Chemist in Perth, Western Australia [50]
     Resided at Moorabin House at 75 Malcolm Street in Perth [39: 18-Nov-1909] [50]
     Appointed to the first Pharmaceutical Council in WA in 1895, under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act 1894 [39: 4-Mar-1895] [81: 28-Nov-1909]
He acquired prospective farmland in Marchagee and established three "magnificent farming and grazing properties" [39: 23-Oct-1909]
     They were the 4,727 acre Marchagee Estate, the 3,352 acre Mamboobie Estate and the 838 acre Pocamaya Estate farms [39]
     Each of his three farms, or estates, were made up of Conditional Purchase leases which later became Victoria Locations [44]
     Marchagee Estate comprised Victoria Locations 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 3127, 3128, 3129, 3734, 3735, 3186 and 3187 [44]
     Mamboobie Estate consisted of Victoria Locations 3190, 3219, 3220, 3221, 3222, 3223, 3224, 3225, 3226 and 2227 [44]
     Pocamaya Estate consisted of Conditional Purchase leases 15439/55 and 4162/56 (later Victoria Locations 3143 and 3188) [44]
His premier property at Marchagee was his Marchagee Estate, which surrounded the railway siding at Marchagee [39: 23-Oct-1909]
     It contained strong and deep fine rich chocolate soil and was timbered with york gum, jam and salmon gum trees [39]
     400 acres of the farm had been cleared by 1909 with 300 acres in crop that was "promising an exceptionally big return" [39]
     The entire property was sheep proof fenced and divided into ten paddocks with water supplied by three dams and a good well [39]
     In 1909 the trees on the uncleared portion of the farm had been ringbarked for years and a further 300 acres were being cleared [39]
     The farm had an eight roomed house, 150 by 80-foot grain and machinery shed, men's quarters, 6-stall stable and harness room [39]
     Adjoining the property he also held a large pastoral lease of "excellent sand plain" used to graze stock over the summer months [39]
     In 1909 the pastoral lease was said to have been 28,000 acres, however in rate books it was listed as 25,000 acres [39] [44]
His Mamboobie Estate in Marchagee was six and a half miles northeast of the railway siding at Marchagee [39: 23-Oct-1909]
     It contained rich chocolate loam soil claimed to be "probably one of the richest belts of wheat land in the State" [39]
     The property was vegetated with salmon gum, manna and gimlet trees with patches of york gum and jam trees [39]
     By 1909 most the trees had been ringbarked for four years, and the farm was boundary fenced and divided into three paddocks [39]
     Water came from a dam of 2,000 cubic yards and a "well fitted with windmill, tanks, and piping to two paddocks" [39]
His Pocamaya Estate in Marchagee was about one mile north of his Mamboobie Estate and 12 miles southeast of Coorow [39: 23-Oct-1909]
     It was of rich dark chocolate soil timbered with salmon gum, gimlet, manna and york gum trees [39]
     By 1909 it had been sheep and dog proof fenced and had a good supply of stock water from a 1,500 cubic yard dam [39]
     All of the trees on the property had been ringbarked for almost four years by October 1909 [39]
     His Pocamaya Estate bounded part of Koobabbie Farm owned by Samuel B RUDDUCK of South Perth [39]
Due to his continued ill-health he employed the services of Charles SOMMERS to sell his three farms in Marchagee [39: 30-Oct-1909]
The sale date was set and advertised for 25 November 1909, however he died ten days before the auction [2] [39: 23-Nov-1909] [81: 7-Nov-1909]
Resided until his death at Moorabin House at 75 Malcolm Street in Perth [39: 18-Nov-1909]
Died 15 November 1909; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, AA, 395) [2]
Among those at his funeral was F. W. Gustav LIEBE, who later established the renowned Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest [39: 18-Nov-1909]
The West Australian Trustee, as executor of his will, decided for the auction to proceed in accordance with his wishes [39: 19-Nov-1909]
     Those interested could catch the train to Marchagee, would be met at the railway siding and given a tour [39: 19 & 22-Nov-1909]
     His Pocamaya Estate was sold to neighbouring landowner Samuel B. RUDDUCK of South Perth for £357 [120: 4-Dec-1909]
     His Marchagee Estate and Mamboobie Estate farms were sold at the auction for £2,900 and £2,475 respectively [120: 4-Dec-1909]
     The latter two were reported to have been sold to John P. DOSCAS, who was a merchant in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [50] [120]
     Either DOSCAS on-sold the farms, or the sale to him fell through, as by 1910 both were owned by Samuel C. EMERY [39: 14-Jul-1910]
His livestock, implements, furniture and sundries at Marchagee were auctioned at 10 a.m. on Friday 17 December 1909 [39: 16-Dec-1909]
     The auction, which was also conducted by Charles SOMMERS, was held at the homestead on the Marchagee Estate Farm [39]
     A special train was arranged to transport people from Moora to Marchagee free of charge, leaving Moora at 8 a.m. [39]
     Interested buyers in Perth were advised to catch the Geraldton express train to Moora, leaving at 5.35 p.m. the day before [39]
His wife Sarah, late of Perth, passed away at the age of 58 on 13 January 1912 and was buried in the same plot at Karrakatta [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 18 November 1909:
The funeral of the late Mr Henry Charles Armstrong (late of the W.A. Apothecaries Co., Ltd., Perth) took place yesterday (Wednesday) morning, and was  very largely attended. The cortege moved from his late residence, "Moorabin," 75 Malcolm-street, Perth, and proceeded per road to the Anglican Cemetery, Karrakatta, where the remains were interred. The Rev. Archdeacon Lefroy, assisted by the Rev. R. J. Craggs, of Subiaco, and Rev. J. Needham, of Leederville, conducted the burial ceremony at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. F. Conigrave, R. McClure, E. Mayhew. S. B. Allen (representing Technical School), H. Bingemann (representing W.A. Apothecaries Co., Ltd), A. L. Tilley, David Milne (representing Freemasons' Club committee), and J. D. Stevenson (Worshipful Master of Bonnie Doon, to which Lodge deceased belonged). The chief mourners present were Messrs. Geo. Armstrong (brother), H. G. and W. N. Armstrong (nephews), F. R. Plummer (brother-in-law); and amongst those present were: Major Sherwood (representing the Grand Lodge, W.A.C.), Capt. F. O. Parks, D. Milne, and R. G. Bagot (representing the Freemasons' Club committee), J. Parsons (representing Perth Boys' School), J. Reford Carr and J. R. McAuley (representing Our Boys' Institution), Mr. Geo. Rae (representing Messrs. Foy and Gibson), J. B. George (representing Pharmaceutical Council), F. Southee, F. Freeman, F. W. Collett, E. S. Sands (of Sands and Osborne), E. A. Sager (of Cottesloe), T. Lovering, C. Kruger, Ralph S. Fletcher (secretary Technical School), F. W. Carter, A. K. Constable, E. Danker (representing Swan Drug Co.), F. W. G. Liebe, C. Sommers, C. Cuthbert, A. Freecorn, R. Vines, T. Illbury, H. Sandicock, T. Ayres, E. Levinon, Hardwick, Evans, Capt. Oates, members of Our Boys' Institute, and representatives of the Waifs' Home. Many wreaths, floral tributes, and letters and telegrams of sympathy from all parts of Australia were received. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Bowra and O'Dea."


From The Western Mail newspaper, Saturday 20 November 1909:
Obituary - Mr H. C. Armstrong
"The many friends throughout the State of Mr Henry Chas. Armstrong, of the W.A. Apothecaries Company, and Malcolm-street, Perth, will regret to learn of that gentleman's death, which took place last Monday. The late Mr Armstrong contracted a severe attack of pneumonia as long ago as July last, and though he managed to throw that off he never really fully recovered his strength. Latterly his condition had been such as to cause his medical attendants, Drs. Saw and Leschen, great anxiety, and notwithstanding that all that was possible was done for him he passed away at his home in Malcolm-street. The deceased was 54 years of age. He was born in Country Cavan, Ireland, where his family had been established on the land for some generations. He came out to Australia with some members of his family in 1870, at the age of 15, and studied chemistry at Ararat, in Victoria. Five years later he became dispenser at the Ballarat Public Hospital, and later started in the business of a chemist on his own account at Hay and also at Wilcannia, New South Wales. Afterwards he became largely interested in station property in Queensland, but on adverse season and financial losses being experienced, he came to Western Australia 14 years ago, and started the W.A. Apothecaries Co. in Perth and Fremantle. Mr Armstrong became known very quickly as an active and energetic citizen, and he was highly respected in the community. He was a man of large sympathies, of kindly nature and philanthropically disposed, warmly responding to any cause of charity that might be brought to his notice. He took a great interest in the establishment of the Home of Peace - one of the most useful of our charities - and was one of the chief promoters of 'Our Boys' Institute, as well as a staunch friend of the Waifs' Home at Parkerville. The deceased was always ready to help any deserving lad to make a start in life, and during his last illness he was much touched by the many tokens of gratitude and affection received from those whom he had befriended in this way. The late Mr Armstrong leaves a widow and several brothers and sisters."


From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 28 November 1909:
The Late Mr H. C. Armstrong
"Sincere regret was felt in the community at the death of Mr H. C. Armstrong. For the last fifteen years the deceased gentleman has been intimately connected with the life of the State. He joined the Pharmaceutical Society of W.A. on Aug. 22, 1894, and was appointed by the Governor as one of the members of the first Pharmaceutical Council in 1895, a position he held for 15 years. He also assisted materially in promoting reciprocity between the various State and Imperial societies. The late Mr Armstrong was a very charitable man, childhood appealed to him irresistibly, as the interest he took in the Boys' Institute, the Waifs' Home, and other kindred institutions amply testified. No case of distress was ever neglected by him, and hundreds of unfortunates have reason to remember him with gratitude."


From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 21 March 1910:
Pharmaceutical Society of Western Australia - Annual Report - Obituary
"The death of Mr Henry Charles Armstrong, for many years a member of the Council, has left a gap in the Western Australian pharmaceutical world which will be hard to fill. He was ever to the fore in educational matters and helping the youth of the profession in every way possible."


Joseph William ARMSTRONG
Farmer in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1912-1923 [19] [50]


Thomas H. ARMSTRONG
Born C.1900 [1]
Resided on Victor W. BROUN's farm in Coorow in 1938 [1]
Passed away suddenly from a coronary haemorrhage [1]
Died 31 October 1938 in Coorow; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row C, Plot 3) [1]
Rev. Kenneth P. LUCAS officiated at his burial, which was undertaken by Henry Parkin & Son, both of Carnamah [1]
His funeral cost £17/10/0 - the Government paid £13/4/0 and the remainder was written off by Henry Parkin & Son [53]


Thomas Montgomery ARMSTRONG
Pastoralist in Coorow in 1909 [50]


William N. ARMSTRONG
He was appointed the Postal Vote Officer for Marchagee by the Chief Electoral Officer in 1908 [86: 5-Sep-1908]
Pastoralist in Marchagee in 1909 and 1910 [50]


Cameron ARTHUR
Farmer in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1914-1917 [50]


Miss Elizabeth ARTHUR
Resided in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1911-1916 [19] [50]


Mrs Jean ARTHUR
Resided in widowhood at Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1911-1916 [19]


Margaret ARTHUR
Resided in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1913-1916 [50]


Nellie ARTHUR
Resided in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1914-1917 [50]


Thomas ARTHUR
Farmer in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1914-1917 [50]
Farmer of Bonnie Doon Farm in Nugadong, East Gunyidi in 1916 [19]


William ARTHUR
Farmer in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1911-1935 [19]


Jemima ASHBY
Born C.1886 [2]
Married "Frank" Francis Charles BAGLEY in 1908 [66]
Resided with her husband in Marchagee in 1908 and 1909 and then in Wannamal 1909-1922 [19] [50]
Member of the Wannamal Hall Committee 1912-1919 [114: pages 107, 202]
Along with her husband and children left Wannamal in December 1922 [114: page 219]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Midland [2]
Mother of Annie and Walter [114: page 213]
Died 8 April 1971; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, NA, 114) [2]


George ASHLEY
Contractor in Coorow 1929-1932 [19]


James George William ASHWORTH
Born 20 May 1896 in Gingin, Western Australia [15] [16]
Son of James ASHWORTH and Mary Maria SMITH [15]
Labourer in Gunyidi 1919-1921 [50]
Farmer in Gunyidi 1921-1923 [19]
In Gunyidi he initially farmed the 160 acre Victoria Location 5643, and later also the 1,068 acre Victoria Location 7308 [44]
Farmer in Carnamah in 1927 [19]
Resided in Wiluna prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 13 July 1940 [16]
Driver WX4408 in the Australian Army's 2/28 Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 24 October 1943 [16]
Resided of late in Gingin [2]
Died 5 July 1978; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 18, 153) [2]


Thomas Roland Jonathon ASHWORTH
Born 1902 in Gingin, Western Australia [15]
Son of James ASHWORTH and Mary Maria SMITH [15]
Labourer in Gunyidi 1924-1927 [19]
Later resided in Gingin [2]
Died 13 September 1983 ; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 18, 153) [2]


Bertram Lidstone ASPLEY
Born 1890 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of Winter Lidstone ASPLEY and Elizabeth DUMARESQ [54]
Farmer of Merriedale Farm in Latham 1914-1921 [19]
From 1912 to 1916 he was the lessee of the 160 acre lease 12720/74 east of Coorow [44]
Later resided in Busselton [2]
Died 29 February 1956; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZP, 615) [2]


Mrs Elizabeth ASPLEY
Wife of Winter Lidstone ASPLEY; see Elizabeth DUMARESQ


Lloyd Dumaresq Lidstone ASPLEY
Born 1885 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of Winter Lidstone ASPLEY and Elizabeth DUMARESQ [54]
Farmer of Merriedale Farm in Latham 1911-1925 [19]
He was the lessee of the 160 acre lease 12721/74 east of Coorow from 1912 to 1916 [44]
From 1916 to 1926 he was the freehold owner of Victoria Location 4001 in Latham [61]


Lucy Lidstone ASPLEY
Resided in Latham in 1916 and 1917 [50]


William George Lidstone ASPLEY
Born 1887 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of Winter Lidstone ASPLEY and Elizabeth DUMARESQ [54]
Farmer in Latham in 1916 [19] [30]
From 1912 to 1916 he was the lessee of the 160 acre lease 12722/74 east of Coorow [44]
Later became the freehold owner of the 160 acres, which became Victoria Location 4002 in Latham [61]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 6 May 1916 [30: item 3037464]
     When he applied to enlist he gave his address as 322 Hay Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 6½ inches, weighed 148 pounds, with dark brown eyes, dark brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     Stated his profession as a General Engineering Blacksmith, having previously undertaken a three year apprenticeship [30]
     Gave his father Winter Lidstone ASPLEY as his next of kin, his address at the time being Latham, Western Australia [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was on 24 January 1917 appointed to the Australian Imperial Force's 3rd Railway Corps [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A28 Militades on 29 January 1917 [30]
     Disembarked in Devonport, England on 27 March 1917 and on 11 May 1917 proceeded to France [30]
     Blacksmith 979 of the 59th Australian Railway Operating Division of the A.I.F. in France during the First World War [30]
     In 1919 he was designated to the 5th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company of the A.I.F. [30]
     Returned to Australia on the Konigin Louise, disembarking in Fremantle, Western Australia on 23 August 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 10 September 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Married Martha Mary COE in 1920 [66]
In 1926 he was working as a Blacksmith in Prince Street, Busselton [61]


Winter Lidstone ASPLEY
Married Elizabeth DUMARESQ [15] [54]
Himself and his wife arrived in Victoria, Australia on the ship Cephalonia in March 1883 [42]
By 1911 they had left the Australian state of Victoria and shifted to Coorow in Western Australia [19]
Farmer of Merriedale Farm in Latham 1911-1921 [19]
From 1912 to 1916 he was the lessee of the 160 acre lease 12681/74 east of Coorow [44]
Throughout the same period he also had a 360 acre Conditional Purchase block in lease 23405/55 [44]
Became the freehold owner of the two blocks, which became Victoria Locations 3999 and 4003 in Latham [61]
Later resided in Capel, but owned Victoria Locations 3999 and 4003 in Latham until 1926 [61]
Father of Alice, Lloyd, William, Bertram and Lucy [15] [54]


Mrs Mary ATTWOOD
Born C.1871 [2]
Married (1) Henry ATTWOOD, who had died by 1919 [215]
Married (2) John SIMPTON in 1919 [66]
Resided with her husband in Coorow 1919-1921 and in Gunyidi 1921-1924 [2] [6] [44] [215]
Guaranteed to contribute to the teacher's salary if the attendance at the Coorow State School fell below eight students in 1919 [215]
Resided at 45 Tuam Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park 1925-1933 [3]
Following her husband's death in 1929 she paid rates for his two vacant quarter acre blocks in the Carnamah townsite [3]
The two blocks were 9 Yarra Street (Lot 13 of Victoria Location 1936) and 10 Yarra Street (Lot 14 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
Resided at Wilroy northeast of Mullewa 1933-1936 [3] [50]
Resided at 14 Kate Crescent in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park 1936-1941 [3]
Died 1 September 1941; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, UC, 176) [2]
Following her death rates for the two blocks in Carnamah were sent to her son Paul ATTWOOD of Victoria Park [3]
By 1952 there was £5/2/6 of unpaid rates for the two blocks in Carnamah owing to the Carnamah District Road Board [4: 2-Aug-1952]
Subsequently the Carnamah District Road Board advertised and sold the two blocks to recover the money owed [4: 2-Aug-1952]
9 Yarra Street was sold to David I. M. BOWMAN and 10 Yarra Street was sold to Mrs Stella M. REYNOLDS, both of Carnamah [3]


Paul ATTWOOD
Born 16 October 1910 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Henry and Mary ATTWOOD, and stepson of John SIMPTON [215]
Student at the Jolimont State School in the Perth suburb of Jolimont [215]
Resided with his mother and stepfather in Coorow 1919-1921 and in Gunyidi 1922-1924 [6] [44] [215]
     His name was listed as a prospective student on applications for the reopening of the closed Coorow State School in May 1919 [215]
     Student at the Coorow State School at Coorow House on Victoria Location 385 in Coorow in 1920 [215]
     Won a 2nd prize for Writing at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
     Following the closure of the Coorow State School in November 1920 he attended the Maylands State School in Perth [215]
Farmer at Wilroy northeast of Mullewa 1933-1935 [19]
Married Mabel Joan JAMES in Perth in 1941 [66]
Resided in Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 12 December 1941 [16]
     Sergeant W23119 of the Australian Army's 110 Perth Military Hospital during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 14 April 1947 [16]
From after the war until at least 1958 resided at 56 Westminster Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [3] [84]
Following his mother's death in 1941 he paid rates on two vacant blocks in the Carnamah townsite belonging to his late stepfather [3]
     The two blocks were 9 Yarra Street (Lot 13 of Victoria Location 1936) and 10 Yarra Street (Lot 14 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     By 1952 there was £5/2/6 of unpaid rates for the two blocks in Carnamah owing to the Carnamah District Road Board [4: 2-Aug-1952]
     The Carnamah District Road Board advertised and subsequently sold off the two blocks to recover the money owed [4: 2-Aug-1952]
     9 Yarra Street was sold to David I. M. BOWMAN and 10 Yarra Street to Mrs Stella M. REYNOLDS, both of Carnamah [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Father of Vicki, Laurence and Brian [84]
Died 1 March 1995; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (General, Lawn 3, 247) [2]


Nicol AULD
Born 30 December 1918 in Scotland [16]
Resided in Wayville, South Australia prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 4 April 1941 [16]
Private S31279 in the Australian Army's Ordnance Recovery Station during a portion of the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 10 June 1941 and re-enlisted the next day on 11 June 1941 [16]
Corporal SX13180 in the Australian Army's 106 T B G Workshops during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 3 January 1946 [16]
Farmer in Coorow, Western Australia 1955-1973 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Guildford [2]
Died 18 July 2004; cremated Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


William George AYLWARD
Born 24 October 1896 in Peckham, London, England [16]
Son of greengrocer Alfred William AYLWARD and Ellen DAWES [20] [21]
In 1901 he was living with his parents, brother Alfred and sister Ellen at 100 Glengall Road in Camberwell, London, England [20]
Departed London, England on the Osterley and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 16 September 1924 [70]
Farmhand in Waddy Forest 1925-1927 [19]
Married Doris Alisa DANKER in 1934 [66]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 27 March 1940 [16]
Private W237557 in the Australian Army's Army Canteens during a portion of the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 2 January 1941 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [2]
Died 31 July 1981; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (MC Section, Niche Wall, W4, 36) [2]


BBB

"Frank" Francis Charles BAGLEY
Born 1883 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of John BAGLEY and Emily Edith GARDNER; and step-son of Peter PILONI [15] [114: page 32]
Along with his twice widowed mother and siblings shifted to Wannamal late in the year 1900 [114: page 32]
Resided with his mother on Haresfield Farm in Wannamal [114: page 32]
Had a relationship with Jemina ASHBY which resulted in a daughter Annie Emily, who was born in 1902 [15]
In 1903 he was working as a Fettler on the Koojan-Moora section of the Midland Railway line [114: page 80]
The next year he acquired through two leases 260 acres in Wannamal (Swan Locations 2152 and 2260) [114: page 57]
Farmer in Wannamal 1906-1908 [6] [19]
Married Jemima ASHBY in 1908 [66]
Farmer in Marchagee in 1908 and 1909 [19] [50]
Railway Ganger in Wannamal 1909-1921 [19] [50] and later Postmaster and an Orchardist in Wannamal [114: page 213]
Member of the Wannamal Hall Committee in 1912-1919 - was Vice Chairman in 1919 [114: pages 107, 116, 185, 188, 197-8, 202]
Left Wannamal in December 1922 after selling his orchard in Wannamal to John K. KIMBER [114: page 219]
Railway Ganger in Gingin in 1931 [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [2]
Father of Annie and Walter [114: page 213]
Died 19 December 1955; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, NA, 114) [2]


Mrs Jemima BAGLEY
Wife of Francis Charles BAGLEY; see Jemima ASHBY


Donald Macdiarmid BAIN
Born 2 March 1882 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Son of pastry cook George BAIN and Jane Craig MALCOLM [28]
He was born at 15 minutes past five in the evening at 130 Mathieson Street in Glasgow [28]
Grew up with his parents and siblings at East Clyde Street in Helensburgh, Dunbarton, Scotland [20]
He was one of at least nine children, with siblings George, Janet, James, William, Jane, Maggie, Mary and Sumervill [20]
By 1901 he was like his father working as a Pastry Cook [20]
Married Isabella McCALLUM on 1 July 1907 at Seaview House, 72 East Clyde Street in Helensburgh, Dunbarton, Scotland [28]
Departed London, England with his wife and daughter Jane and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 November 1910 [70] [203]
Railway Night Officer in Dongara in 1914 [50]
Railway Stationmaster in Coorow in 1915 and 1916 [6] [19] [50]
     Himself and his wife were farewelled by the people of Coorow, Winchester and Carnamah at Coorow House in March 1916 [9]
     Their farewell evening consisted of dancing, recitations and songs before concluding with the National Anthem [9: 10-Mar-1916]
     During their farewell they were presented with "a beautiful silver tea set, as a token of the esteem in which they were held" [9]
Railway Stationmaster in Watheroo 1916-1919 [6] [166]
    Himself and his wife were the recipients of a Farewell Social and Dance in Watheroo on Wednesday 16 April 1919 [9: 18-Apr-1919]
     Left Watheroo in April 1919 after being transferred to Gingin [9: 18-Apr-1919]
Railway Stationmaster in Gingin 1919-1921 [6] [9: 18-Apr-1919]
Resided at 14 Stafford Street in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction from 1922 until his death in 1948 [6]
Goods Agent for the Midland Railway Company in Commercial Road, Midland Junction 1923-1930 [6]
Store Superintendent in Midland Junction 1931-1937 [6]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah farmer John LANG at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 24 December 1935 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Judged the Confectionary section at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Shows in Coorow in 1936 and 1937 [5: 11-Sep-1936, 10-Sep-1937]
Attended the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Died 27 November 1948; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, IA, 862) [2]


Mrs Isabella BAIN
Wife of Donald Macdiarmid BAIN; see Isabella McCALLUM


Jane Malcolm BAIN
Born 6 June 1909 in Scotland [166]
Daughter of Donald Macdiarmid BAIN and Isabella McCALLUM [166]
Departed London, England her parents on the Otranto and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 November 1910 [70] [203]
Resided with her parents in Dongara in 1914 [50]
Resided with her parents in Coorow, where her father was the local Stationmaster, in 1915 and 1916 [6]
Shifted with her parents to Watheroo in 1916, and was enrolled at the Watheroo State School on 13 March 1916 [6] [166]
Resided with her parents in Watheroo from 1916 until April 1919 when her father was transferred to Gingin [9: 18-Apr-1919]
Married George Elder MARSHALL in Perth in 1933 [66]
In 1936 was living with her husband, who worked as a teacher, at 47 North Beach Road in the Perth suburb of North Beach [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Forrestfield [2]
Died 8 September 1980; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (MC Section, Niche Wall, W3, 3) [2]


Alexander Melville BALLOCH
Born C.1894 [2]
Married Alice Agnes BUIRCHELL in Perth in 1920 [66]
Linesman in Coorow in 1932 and 1933 [4: 12-Nov-1932] [19]
In 1932 had a Hupmobile car licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-80 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Later resided in Perth [2]
Died 10 July 1950; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZI, 563) [2]


Mrs Alice Agnes BALLOCH
Wife of Alexander Melville BALLOCH; see Alice Agnes BUIRCHELL


T. BARBOUR
Did contract clearing in East Coorow for the Upper Irwin Road Board for 2/6 per chain in December 1910 [9: 30-Dec-1910]


Nellie Irene BARFIELD
Born C.1894 [2]
Resided of late in Coorow [2]
Died 19 October 1976; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Henry James BARLOW
Contractor in Coorow 1929-1932 [19]


Mercia Cecilia BARLOW
Born 1899 in Menzies, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Thomas Reginald BARLOW and Ellen Cecilia CUSACK [15]
Arrived in Coorow on Wednesday 2 February 1921 [215]
Teacher of the Coorow State School in Coorow in 1921, on an annual salary of £180 [73]
Owing to the room not being ready and the students not present she was unable to open the school until Monday 7 February 1921 [215]
The school was held in a makeshift room measuring 25 by 12 feet with hessian walls, an iron roof, fireplace and two windows [215]
In 1920 the school was held at Coorow House but after that became unavailable the makeshift room was built by a local fettler [215]
She described the room as "of very rough description" with its open gable ends and floor of sleepers with gaps between them [215]
The two windows of the room were on the west side and provided imperfect light, especially after one broke and was blocked up [215]
During her time in Coorow she initially boarded with Mrs Annie M. BATTERSBY about two miles away on Wattle Vale Farm [215]
Each day she walked from Wattle Vale Farm to the makeshift room near the railway station, and then back in the afternoon [215]
After an accident or slight mishap sought lodging elsewhere and the best she could find was "shelter" with a local fettler's family [215]
Boarded with George W. and Matilda QUINNELL near the railway station in Coorow, and greatly appreciated them taking her in [215]
They had no room she could use so she shared the bough shed and its one bed with the QUINNELL's daughter Ivy [215]
The QUINNELL's had a lodger who slept in the dining room who retired early so she was compelled to go to bed early as well [215]
Left Coorow and returned to Perth in mid March 1921 to recover from her accident and for Easter [215]
From Victoria Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe she wrote to the Education Department on 1 April 1921 [215]
In her letter she requested the conditions at Coorow be improved, adding that "they would need to be seen to be appreciated" [215]
Owing to the difficulty in securing lodging and the "intolerable" state of the school she appealed not to be sent back to the Coorow [215]
Her request was obviously granted as within a few days a new teacher, Vera HARRY, was appointed to take over the school [215]
Later in April 1921 a school inspector concurred with her remarks adding that the room was scarcely even a fit shelter for animals [215]


Eva BARNSLEY
Born 1884 in Prior's Lee, Shropshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of bricklayer Henry BARNSLEY and Elizabeth Ann MASON [20] [21]
She was living with her parents and siblings Edith, William and Annie at Snedshill, Shropshire, England in 1891 [20]
In 1901 was a Tailoress and was living with her parents, brother William and sister Annie in Prior's Lee, Shropshire, England [20]
Married Thomas GREGORY in 1906 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England [21]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Coorow, Western Australia 1920-1927 [6] [19]
Assisted the Coorow Hall Committee with the Official Opening of the Coorow Agricultural Hall on 1 February 1923 [9: 23-Feb-1923]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Maylands [2]
Died 15 April 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Baptist, CA, 195)


David Andrew BARR
Farmhand in Coorow in 1913 and 1914 [50]


Mary Ann BARRINGTON
Married Robert John GALBRAITH in Yalgoo in 1902 [15]
Her husband, who had worked as a Labourer near Field's Find and as a Contractor in Perenjori, died in 1931 [15] [50]
Resided in Coorow 1943-1947 [19]


James Robert BARRON
Labourer for Samuel B. RUDDUCK on Koobabbie Farm in Coorow 1911-1913 [19] [50]


Mrs Ethel May BARWICK
Resided in Latham 1916-1919 [50]
Resided in Perenjori in 1921 and 1922 [50]


Frederick William Thomas BARWICK
Railway Ganger in Latham 1916-1919 [50]
Farmer in Perenjori in 1921 and 1922 [50]


Mrs Agnes BARWISE
Born C.1892 [1]
Husband of Henry BARWISE [14]
Resided with her husband on Samuel B. RUDDUCK's Koobabbie Farm in Coorow 1947-1956 [1] [19]
Later resided at 128 Mathison Road in the Perth suburb of Applecross [1]
Died 4 July 1958 in the Perth suburb of Applecross; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 4) [1] [14]


Henry BARWISE
Born C.1895 [1]
Stockman on Samuel B. RUDDUCK's Koobabbie Farm in Coorow 1943-1956 [1] [19]
Husband of Agnes [14]
Died 9 December 1956 in Coorow; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 3) [1]


Charles Christopher BATCH
Labourer with the boring party in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1914-1916 [50]


Mrs Amy Lillian BATEMAN
Wife of Albert Edward Parker BATEMAN; see Amy Lillian DRAPER


Mrs Annie Mary BATTERSBY
Wife of George John Thomas BATTERSBY; see Annie Mary HUTCHINS


"Ted" Edwin BATTERSBY
Born 1 December 1889 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [16]
Son of George John Thomas BATTERSBY and Annie Mary HUTCHINS [P335]
Resided with his parents in Boulder, Mount Magnet and Cue where his father worked as a Miner [P335]
In 1908 settled with his parents in Coorow, where his father began farming and established Wattle Vale Farm [P335]
Farmer of Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow 1908-1923 [19]
One of the farm's Conditional Purchase blocks, the 160 acre Victoria Location 3456, was in his name [44]
Foundation Committee Member of the Coorow Farmers' Progress Association in 1911, and Secretary in 1912 [39: 4-Aug-1911] [215]
On behalf of the Association he wrote numerous letters to the Education Department in 1912 trying to get a school built in Coorow [215]
Married Lucy Agatha WILLIS on 24 July 1917 at Our Lady of Peace Church in Auburn, South Australia [55]
Following his marriage may have lived on another farm, as his wife enrolled with an address of Hawthorne Farm in Coorow [19]
In 1942 was living in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [16]
Private W67742 in the Australian Army's Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Father of Ronald, Dorothy, and twins Maureen and Doreen [P335]
Died 31 May 1947; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, JC, 199D) [2]


George BATTERSBY
Born 24 October 1895 in Cassilis, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of George John Thomas BATTERSBY and Annie Mary HUTCHINS [54]
Shifted with his parents to Western Australia and they initially resided in Boulder, Mount Magnet and then Cue [P335]
In 1908 they left Cue and shifted to prospective farmland in Coorow [P335]
Farmer of Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow 1908-1951 [P335]
Married Vera HARRY in Perth in 1925 [66]
     Vera had been the teacher of the Coorow State School and had boarded with his mother on Wattle Vale Farm [P335]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1932-1934 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 10-Nov-1933]
Exhibited in the Horse and Cattle sections of the First Annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5]
      In the Horse section received 1st prize for a Draught Gelding or Mare and 2nd prize for a Pair of Farm Horses [5: 16-Sep-1932]
      Received 1st prize for a Jersey Heifer bred in the North Midlands, 1st for a milking strain Jersey Bull and 2nd for a Jersey Cow [5]
Member of Coorow's Maley Park Management Committee in 1933 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
Paid a £1/10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board on 16 August 1933 for killing three foxes [300: page 41]
In February 1934 he offered a portion of his farm on an unlimited tenure to the Coorow Rifle Club for their rifle range [5: 23-Feb-1934]
The site he offered was accepted and approved by the Defence Department, and surveyed in March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Awarded 1st prize for a Jersey Cow exhibited in the Cattle section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Unsuccessfully requested in August 1935 that the Carnamah District Road Board close Telegraph Road in Coorow [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Exhibited in the Cattle and Pig sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Won 1st prizes for Jersey Heifer, Best Beef Breed Bull, Best Dairy Cow, and Two Porkers; and 2nd prize for Jersey Cow [5]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Cattle, Pig and Grain & Fodder sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prizes for Jersey Heifer and Best Bull, both 1st and 2nd for Two Porkers, and 2nd for Australian Strong White Wheat [5]
Sold 33 shorn wethers at 14/4 and 7 ewes at 11/1 through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in March 1937 suggesting they employ two fox trappers for five months [5: 19-Mar-1937]
     He advised the Board this would cost them £2/10/- per week plus scalp bonuses, and would cover the lambing season [5]
     Also advised the Board that a sign was needed at Farley's Crossing in Coorow where there was a right angle turn [5]
     The Board decided his suggestion of fox hunters wasn't practicable, but attended to the matter of the sign at Farley's Crossing [5]
Won 1st and 2nd for Jersey Cow and 1st for Best Dairy Cow at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Private W72124 in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Coorow farmer George HUTCHCRAFT at the Winchester Cemetery on 28 January 1949 [5: 3-Feb-1949]
Along with his wife and children Harry, Rae, Iris and Edna left Coorow in 1951 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [P335]
Their sons Jack and Donald remained farming in Coorow [P335]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe until his death in 1966 [2]
Father of Jack, Harry, Donald, Rae, Iris and Edna [P335]
Died 25 June 1966; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8, 72) [2]


From The Western Mail newspaper, Friday 20 December 1928:
Country Towns and Districts - Carnamah-Coorow - Rapid Development
"Mr G. Battersby believes that he will win a 19 bushel average from his 950 acres of crop. At present he has stripped 8 bags per acre on well fallowed land, sown with 45 lb. seed and 135 lb. super per acre, but the sand plain country awaiting the machines is likely to bring down that average. On his property, which is a couple of miles south of Coorow, he has 1,000 acres fallowed for next year. He will carry next season a flock of 500 merino ewes."


George John Thomas BATTERSBY
Born 23 July 1863 in Millbrook, South Australia [30] [55]
Son of Thomas BATTERSBY and Jane ABBOTT [55]
Married Annie Mary HUTCHINS on 9 September 1889 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [P335]
In Victoria their daughter Olive Jane was born on 21 June 1891 at Omeo, and died on 4 April 1892 in Cassilis [P335]
Shifted to Western Australia where he worked as a Miner in Boulder, Mount Magnet and Cue [P335]
Farmer of Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow, Western Australia 1908-1928 [P335] [19]
     His farm was 731 acres of size and consisted of three Conditional Purchase blocks in Victoria Locations 3207, 3831 and 3577 [44]
     Also part of the farm was the 160 acre Victoria Location 3456, which was owned by his son Edwin [44]
     During the 1920s also owned the 43 acre Victoria Location 5655 (by 1932 it was owned by Mrs Blanche A. BOTHE) [3] [44]
     Although he had his farmland from 1908 he appears to have also worked as a Railway Fettler in Coorow 1908-1911 [44]
Foundation Treasurer and Committee Member of the Coorow Farmers' Progress Association in 1911 [39: 4-Aug-1911]
Guaranteed to contribute to the teacher's salary if the attendance fell below ten at the proposed Coorow State School in 1911 [215]
     Temporarily provided a bush shed on his farm for the Coorow State School when it opened in February 1912 [215]
     He also signed another guarantee that if the attendance fell below ten students he would contribute to the teacher's salary [215]
     Both were on the understanding that it was a temporary measure until a proper school was built in Coorow [215]
     The Education Department failed to deliver on its promise to build a school and as a result the attendance at the school dropped [215]
     He wrote to the Department on 2 October 1915 explaining that he had only signed the guarantee on the basis of their promise [215]
     He withdrew his name from the guarantee and gave them notice his bush shed would only be available until 15 October 1912 [215]
     After having no home for six weeks the school moved to a room at Coorow House before closing a few months later [215]
     Through the persistent efforts of his wife the school later reopened and in 1922 a proper school building was erected [215]
His horse Winchester won the Hack Race at the Picnic Races held in Carnamah in aid of the Belgian Fund on 24 June 1915 [39: 7-Jul-1915]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Geraldton on 11 April 1916 and allocated regimental number 2835 [30: item 3057589]
     On enlistment gave his address as Coorow and his profession as Miner (presumably from his years before going to Coorow) [30]
     Recorded as 5 feet 6½ inches tall, weighing 140 lbs., with light brown eyes, dark brown hair, a medium complexion [30]
     After training he was appointed as a Private in the 6th Reinforcement of the Australian Imperial Force's 5th Pioneer Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the A28 Port Melbourne on 30 October 1916 [30]
     Disembarked from Port Melbourne in Devonport, England on 28 December 1916 for further military training [30]
     Embarked Devonport, England on the Miltiades and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 June 1917 [30]
     Due to having chronic bronchitis was discharged from the A.I.F. on 24 July 1917; received the British War Medal [30]
     From 5 July 1917 onwards he received a fortnightly pension of 30/- and his wife one of 15/- [30]
Following his discharge from the Australian Imperial Force he returned to Coorow [19]
Purchased with Sydney MUSTO 701 acres of virgin land in Coorow from the Midland Railway Company on 26 September 1918 [27]
     The 701 acres was Lot M1121 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £263/2/7 (7/6 per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     They held the 701 acres in partnership as "Battersby & Musto" until abandoning the block during the 1921-22 financial year [44]
     The 701 acre Lot M1121 was re-sold to Alexander GRANT in July 1922, and he sold it onto Daisy FARLEY in June 1925 [27]
At the first wool sale of the season on Friday 4 November 1921 he sold one bale of wool for 15¼d. per pound [10: 11-Nov-1921]
Prior to his death he is said to have left his farm in Coorow and settled with his son Thomas on a farm in Marchagee [P335]
Resided in the Coorow district until his death in 1930 [2]
Father of Edwin, Olive Jane, George and Thomas [P335]
Died 6 February 1930; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, OA, 211) [2]
By the end of the 1931-32 financial year his son George was the owner of his 731 acres and an additional 3,115 acres in Coorow [3]


Iris BATTERSBY
Born 14 February 1936 in Carnamah, Western Australia [P335]
Daughter of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
She was born at Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Resided with her parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow 1936-1951 [P335]
She was baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 24 January 1937 [84]
Educated at the Coorow State School in Coorow, and then at Perth Girls High School in Perth [P335]
Married Ross WHITE in 1961 [P335]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Attadale [2]
Mother of Stuart [P335]
Died 22 January 1983; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8, 72) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 21 February 1936:
"Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Geo. Battersby, of Coorow, on the birth of a daughter. The baby was born at the Carnamah Hospital on Friday, February 14."


Jack BATTERSBY
Born 21 May 1926 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [P335]
Son of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
Resided with his parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
He was baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 20 June 1926 [84]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow in July 1933 dressed as "Arabian Nights" [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Won 1st prize for a Pencil Drawing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Awarded 2nd for Best Boy Rider Under 14 Years in the Ring Events at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Student at the Coorow State School until leaving at the age of 14 to assist his very ill father on the farm [P335]
Farmhand on and later Farmer of Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1945 [0: image 04374]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1946-1951 [4: 7-Apr-1951 [150]
Steward of the Poultry section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
Married "Pat" Patricia Vera LEADBITTER on 27 January 1951 [0: images 04602 & 04715]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club 1952-1959 [0: image 04682] [4: 24-Jul-1959]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers' Union of WA in 1951 [4: 7-Apr-1951]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club 1951-1953 [0: image 04721] [4: 7-Apr-1951]
Founding Committee Member of the Coorow Pasture Improvement Group in 1954 [4: 18-Dec-1954]
Farmer in Coorow until at least 1970 [19]
Resided on the Midland Road in Coorow in 1976 [90]
Father of Stephen, Susan, Allan and Wayne [14]
Died 1 December 1976 in Coorow; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row G, Plot 5) [1]


Mrs Lucy Agatha BATTERSBY
Wife of "Ted" Edward BATTERSBY; see Lucy Agatha WILLIS


Mrs "Pat" Patricia Vera BATTERSBY
Wife of Jack BATTERSBY; see "Pat" Patricia Vera LEADBITTER


Thomas BATTERSBY
Born 18 June 1901 in Boulder, Western Australia [P335]
Son of George John Thomas BATTERSBY and Annie Mary HUTCHINS [P335]
Resided with his parents in Boulder, Mount Magnet and Cue where his father worked as a Miner [P335]
In 1908 settled with his parents in Coorow, where his father began farming and established Wattle Vale Farm [P335]
His name was listed as a prospective student in applications for an assisted State School to be established in Coorow in 1911 [215]
Student at the Coorow State School in 1912, which was conducted from a bush shed on his father's farm in Coorow [215]
His name was used as a prospective student in applications in May 1913 to have the closed Coorow State School reopened [215]
Farmer in Coorow 1922-1933 [19] [50]
Married Daisy Gertrude FERGUSON in Perth in 1924 [66]
His wife was enrolled to vote with an address of Marchagee in 1931 [50]
In 1932 he had a hired Chevrolet truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-8 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Guildford prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 14 October 1942 [16]
Private WX34020 in the Australian Army's Catering Corps during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 October 1945 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Lockridge [2]
Died 7 May 1978; ashes interred Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Old Ashes Site, Old Style Memorial, 66) [2]


Mrs Vera BATTERSBY
Wife of George BATTERSBY; see Vera HARRY


Margaret BATTY
Housekeeper on the Mamboobie Estate in Marchagee 1917-1922 [50]


William BATTY
Manager of the Mamboobie Estate in Marchagee 1917-1922 [50]
Labourer in Marchagee in 1922 [19]
His sons John and William were enrolled as students at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia on 4 October 1922 [187]


Elizabeth Clara BAX
Housekeeper in Marchagee in 1914 [50]


James Kelvin BAX
Teamster in Marchagee 1914-1916


Evelyn BAXTER
Born C.1881 [52]
Married Francesco VANZETTI in Perth in 1903 [15]
Resided with her husband in South Perth until 1912 and from 1913 onwards they lived on Ytiniche Farm in Marchagee [44]
By 1919 ownership of Ytiniche Farm in Marchagee had changed from her husband to herself [61]
Farmer of Ytiniche Farm in Marchagee [19]
The farm's 2,756 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 841, 3209, 3215, 3251, 3268, 3286, 3287, 3769 and 5627 [3]
In 1923 she used 224 pounds of superphosphate to the acre on their wheat crops in Marchagee [10: 6-Mar-1924]
Received 1st prize for a Sheaf of Oaten Hay at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
     Awarded four 2nd prizes for a Bushel of Oats, Collection of Fodder Plants, Three Cut Roses and a female White Leghorn [5]
Signatory to a letter sent in January 1934 expressing confidence in the Carnamah Road Board and its South Member [5: 19-Jan-1934]
In 1934-35 she was the owner of the aged draught stallion registered under the name of Sir James [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Turnips, Collection of Roses, and Half Dozen Photos at the 1936 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Awarded 1st and 2nd prizes for Beetroot in the Vegetable section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Also received 1st for female White Leghorn in the Poultry section and 2nd for Landscape in the Amateur Photography section [5]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 20 November 1960; ashes scatted over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Mrs Jeannie Ann BEAMENT
First wife of Reginald James H. BEAMENT; see Jeannie Ann COX


Mrs "Nellie" Marie Helen BEAMENT
Second wife of Reginald James H. BEAMENT; see "Nellie" Maria Helen MORRISON


Reginald James H. BEAMENT
Born 11 September 1900 in Broadstone, Dorset, England [16]
Son of James Haswell BEAMENT and Annie Maria CLARK [20] [21]
In 1901 he was living with his parents and brother William at 31 George Street in Taunton, Somerset, England [20]
Farmer in Gunyidi, Western Australia 1931-1953 [19] [50]
In 1932 his farm was 2,479 acres in size and consisted of Victoria Locations 3980, 7352, 8423 and 8794 [3]
Married (1) Jeannie Ann COX in Perth in 1933 [66]
His wife Jeannie died at the age of 40 years during childbirth at their homestead in Gunyidi in March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Married (2) "Nellie" Maria Helen LIPP nee MORRISON in Perth in 1941 [66]
Private W72073 in Coorow's Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Tuart Hill [2]
Father of Barry and Kaye [166]
Died 21 July 1976; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 13, 269) [2]


Michael John BEAN
Born C.1965 [2]
Resided of late in Coorow [2]
Died 11 November 1965; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, LC, 4) [2]


"Dolly" Mary Florence Sarah BEARD
Born 17 December 1891 in Northam, Western Australia [P186]
Daughter of Job BEARD and Esther BIDDLE [15]
Grew up on her father's One Treehill Farm at Jurendine in the Northam district and was educated at the Jennapullin State School [P141]
Married George Netherwood GREENWOOD at Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Northam on 6 July 1910 [P141]
Her bridesmaid at her wedding was her sister Miss Alma BEARD, while best man was George's brother Guy [P280]
They held their wedding reception, to which 50 family and friends attended, at the Southern Brook Agricultural Hall [P280]
Resided with her husband and later children on Brooklands Farm in Southern Brook near Northam 1910-1922 [P141]
She was said to have taught her husband a great deal about farming, having been resided on farms her entire life [P141]
In 1922 shifted with her husband and children to prospective farmland at Waddy Forest, north east of Coorow [P141]
Resided on Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest 1922-1968 [P141]
On arrival to Waddy Forest the dingoes used to howl around their house at night [P141]
From 1923 until about 1931 they proved accommodation at their home for the teacher of the local Waddy Forest State School [P280]
Initially there were no fences and therefore no livestock on the farm which meant they had no fresh meat [P280]
One day she saw a bush turkey outside and to her and later her husband's amazement she shot it and they had it for dinner [P280]
She established and maintained a very nice garden on Maryland, which contained both flowers and vegetables [P141]
Annually they took about 20 bags of wheat to the flour mill at Dongara and she used the flour to make the family's bread [P141]
Initially their transport was a horse and cart/buggy until buying a Chevrolet truck in 1927 and a Page car in 1936 [P141]
Kept the family's food in a cool-safe - a metal frame covered by damp pieces of hessian which was cooled by the wind [P141]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Along with her husband and children returned to Waddy on 20 January 1934 after a holiday with relatives in Northam [5: 26-Jan-1934]
Herself, her husband and two of their children travelled to the coast for a few days at Dongara on 20 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
During March 1935 herself and her daughter Dorothy spent a holiday staying with relatives in Northam [5: 8-Mar-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Cauliflower and Carnations at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Sold a cow for £9/2/6 through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 23 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
During the first weekend of August 1936 she was called to Northam on account of her mother's illness [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Miss Joyce BALLARD holidayed with herself and her family in Waddy Forest during August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
During her stay Joyce attended with three of her children Nance FOLLAND's 21st Birthday in Waddy on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Cabbage in the Vegetable section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
In early January 1937 she was an inmate of the Moora Hospital with her condition reported to have been improving [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Herself, her husband and their daughter Dorothy motored to Northam on 15 March 1937 and returned on 20 March 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Motored to Perth on Monday 12 July 1937 with her husband and daughters Mary and Anne and returned home in the week [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Hosted a Surprise Linen Tea Afternoon for her daughter Mary at their home on Maryland Farm in Waddy on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
    Her daughter Mary married local farmer Albert E. MILES at Saint Andrew's Church in Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5]
    At the wedding she "was smartly attired in brown floral swiss crepe with ivory tonings and accessories to match" [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Owing to her mother being ill she left for Northam on Tuesday 31 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Used kerosene lamps and candles for lighting until the late 1940s when they installed a petrol driven 32 volt lighting plant [P141]
Member of Coorow's branch of the Country Women's Association - served as President [P141]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club - served as President and later Patron [P280]
Member Coorow's branch of the Red Cross Society [P141]
Passed away at her home on Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
Mother of Harry, Mary, Cornelius, Marjory, Anne and Dorothy [P141]
Died 20 January 1968; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 59) [24]


Francois Dauphin Alexis BECHOZ
Labourer in Coorow 1913-1920 [19] [50]


Gerald H. BEETSON
Cleared a road from the Coorow Railway Station to Victoria Location 3341 for 1/9 per chain in October 1910 [9: 30-Sep-1910]
Contract cleared for the Upper Irwin Road Board a road at Jun Jun in Coorow for 1/6 per chain in November 1910 [9: 4-Nov-1910]


Robert BEHRENBECK
Carpenter in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1914-1917 [19] [50]


Mrs Annie BELL
Wife of James Fletcher BELL; see Annie MINGHAM


George Lavender BELL
Born 6 November 1885 in New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland [28]
Son of George LAVENDER and Jane BELL; and stepson of James MCFADYEN [20] [30]
In 1891 was living with his unmarried mother and grandfather John BELL at Glenwhilly Shepherds House in New Luce, Wigtown [20]
His mother married shepherd James MCFADYEN in 1898 in Inch, Wigtown, Scotland [28]
In 1901 was living with his mother and stepfather at Glenwhilly Farm House in New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland [20]
Labourer in Coorow, Western Australia in 1913 and 1914 [50]
He may have lived with and worked for his uncle James MCGILL who was a farm manager in Coorow [19]
Resided in Coorow until enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 2 September 1914 [30: item 3008521]
Gave his aunt Mrs Janet MCGILL as his next of kin, her address being Coorow and later the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [30]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighed 127 pounds, and had blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion [30]
After brief training at Blackboy Hill he was on 6 October 1914 appointed to the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.AT. A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914 [30]
Private 275 of the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in Egypt and Turkey during the First World War [30]
After further training embarked Alexandria, Egypt on the H.M.T. Suffolk for the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey [30]
Killed in Action on the day of landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula with the 11th Battalion on 25 April 1915 [30]
Himself and about 14 others had got to within three miles of Anzac Cove when they struck the main body of the Turkish Forces [18]
He was shot in the middle of his thigh and had his wound bound up by two of his companions when they had to retreat [18]
On retreating at 5 p.m. on 25 April 1915 he was left behind and was never seen again [18]
He was listed as Missing in Action with hopes he'd been taken Prisoner of War until being certified as Killed in Action in 1919 [18] [30]
Following the discovery of his remains he was buried in 1919 at Plugge's Plateau Cemetery at Anzac in Turkey [18]
His effects consisting of a bible, damaged wrist watch, belt, lanyard, button and brush were sent to his aunt Mrs Janet MCGILL [30]
Three photos of his grave sent to his mother Mrs Jane MCFADYEN at Brighouse in Balmaclellan, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland [30]
His aunt Janet MCGILL planted a tree in his memory at Kings Park in Perth, next to one planted for his cousin Thomas MCGILL [P350]


Harry Edward BELL
Labourer in Nugadong, East Gunyidi 1911-1916 [50]
In 1911 he was working on the farm of ARTHUR Bros in Nugadong [50]


James Fletcher BELL
Born 1881 in Manchester, Lancashire, England [30]
Married Annie MINGHAM in 1916 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Teamster in Coorow, Western Australia in 1916 [19]
Later in 1916 he was working as a Stud Groom in the Perth suburb of Maddington [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 1 December 1916 [30: item 3008656]
Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 147 pounds, and had blue eyes, brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
After brief training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to the 24th Reinforcements of the 11th Infantry Battalion [30]
Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917 [30]
Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 27 March 1917 and after further training proceeded to France on 30 July 1917 [30]
Private 7213 in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Infantry Battalion in France and Belgium during the First World War [30]
Killed in Action in Belgium on 20 September 1917; buried Hooge Crater Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium [30]


Norma Clark BELL
Born 1899 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Peter Albany BELL and Edith Agnes CLARK [15]
Her parents or grandparents were the owners of Bell's Hatchery near Midland, which sold day old chickens [P8]
Married "Ken" Kenneth Edmund JONES in Perth in 1927 [66]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Waddy Forest [19]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1933, 1935 and 1937 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 3-May-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1933-34, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 20-Apr-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
Along with her husband and children returned to Waddy Forest on 12 March 1934 after an extended holiday at the beach [5: 16-Mar-1934]
In May 1934 and in September 1934 her sister Wylie BELL spent holidays staying with her in Waddy Forest [5: 18-May-1934, 14-Sep-1934]
Arrived back in Waddy Forest on Wednesday 17 October 1934 after a holiday in the Australian state of Victoria [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Herself and her children returned to Waddy on Saturday 18 May 1935 after spending a few months in Perth [5: 24-May-1935]
Supplied the music for the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Her sister Betty BELL of Roelands spent a holiday in Waddy Forest staying with her in July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
After several weeks herself and her children returned to Waddy Forest on Tuesday morning 18 February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Dr and Mrs BELL of Bruce Rock spent a few days staying with herself and her husband in Waddy in May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Herself, her husband and their children travelled to Perth on Thursday 18 June 1936, and returned Saturday 20 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Park in Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Attended the Show Ball held after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 dressed in red georgette [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Played the piano for the singing at the Social Evening at the Waddy Forest Hall on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Along with her husband and children travelled from Waddy Forest to Perth on Monday 21 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Herself and her children remained in Perth for the duration of the 1936 summer school holidays [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant [2]
Died 20 August 1981; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 2, Rose Memorial, GGD, 39) [2]


Janet BELL
Born 14 August 1862 in New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland [28]
Daughter of John BELL and Jane SMITH [28]
Married shepherd James MCGILL on 30 March 1887 in New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland [28]
Witnesses to their marriage were William MCGILL and Mary MCDOWELL [28]
In 1891 was living with her husband and elder two sons with her parents-in-law on Main Street in Old Luce, Wigtown, Scotland [20]
Later resided with her husband and children at Changue Cottage on Changue Farm in Mochrum, Wigtown, Scotland [20]
They decided to leave Scotland on the invitation of his husband's brother-in-law to manage a farm in Coorow, Western Australia [P147]
Departed London, England with husband and children on the Otway and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 July 1910 [70]
Resided with her husband and children at Coorow House in Coorow, Western Australia 1911-1916 [6] [19] [P147]
Coorow House was constructed of mud brick plastered white, jarrah timber and a galvanised iron roof [P147]
During their time at Coorow House there was an almond tree out the front [P147]
Local dances, Church services and the Coorow State School were conducted from their home in Coorow [P147]
Her nephew George L. BELL was Killed in Action on 25 April 1916, shortly after landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey [30]
By July 1916 had left Coorow and was living at 2 Cavendish Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [30: item 3008521]
Her second eldest son Thomas MCGILL died from wounds received in action in France on 20 August 1917 [30: item 1944147]
As a result of her son's death she was granted on 30 October 1917 a fortnightly pension of 40/- from the Australian Imperial Force [30]
Resided at 2 Cavendish Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park until 1917 and then in the suburb of Queens Park 1918-1920 [6]
Planted trees at King Park in Perth in memory of her son Thomas MCGILL and her nephew George L. BELL [P350]
Resided on their son James' Toro Brook Farm in Calingiri 1920-1933 [P147]
Following her husband's death in 1933 resided with her daughter Mary and son-in-law John G. THOMPSON in Yerecoin [P147]
Holidayed in Coorow with her daughter Mrs Margaret BOTHE and son-in-law Charles C. BOTHE in April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Mother of John, Thomas, James, Margaret, Mary and Robert [203]
Died 14 August 1948 in Yerecoin; buried Northam Cemetery in Northam, Western Australia [P147]


Wylie Melissa BELL
Born 1906 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Peter Albany BELL and Edith Agnes CLARK [15]
Her parents or grandparents were the owners of Bell's Hatchery near Midland, which sold day old chickens [P8]
In May 1934 and in September 1934 spent holidays with her sister Mrs Norma C. JONES in Waddy Forest [5: 18-May-1934, 14-Sep-1934]
Married Waddy Forest farmer "Jim" Randolph Hanscombe Belper HOGBIN in Perth in 1934 [66]
Along with his her husband arrived in Coorow by train on 1 December 1934 and received a warm reception at the station [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Waddy Forest and later on Wandao Farm in Coorow
Supplier of music at the Dance in aid of the Anglican Church held in Waddy Forest on Saturday 20 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Herself and her infant daughter spent a holiday in Perth during late July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Park in Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Her parents, of the Perth suburb of Nedlands, holidayed with herself and her sister in Waddy Forest in October 1936 [5: 16 & 23-Oct-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to Perth with her young daughter on Thursday 12 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Herself and her daughter holidayed in Perth in January 1937 and again in July 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937, 9 & 16-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
In August 1937 Miss Hilda WRIGHT of the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley holidayed with her in Waddy Forest [5: 20-Aug-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Won 1st prize for White Hen Eggs in the Farm Produce section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Later resided in the coastal Perth suburb of Waterman's Bay [2]
Died 24 February 1984; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Church of Christ, AA, 141) [2]


Benjamin BENTLEY
Farmer in Waddy Forest in 1928 and 1929 [19]


Charles James BIGGS
Labourer in Coorow in 1909 [50]


Evelyn Annie BINGHAM
Born 3 August 1915 in Subiaco, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of Fred BINGHAM and Lilian Sarah REYNOLDS [P84]
Resided with her parents in Coorow, where her father was a Railway Fettler and later Storekeeper [19]
Student at the Coorow State School from a room of Coorow House on Victoria Location 385 in 1920 [215]
Student at the Coorow State School held at a makeshift hessian and iron room near the railway station in Coorow in 1921 [215]
Played the mandolin at the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1932 [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball in Carnamah in a gown of rose pink georgette [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Supplier of music at the Carnamah Basketball Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 July 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Assisted with the supplying of music at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Played the mandolin at the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of marina blue silk velvet [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as a "Senorita" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
     She was part of the Best Dressed Set as "Spaniards" with nine others from Coorow dressed as Senoritas, Toreadors and Bulls [5]
Received notification in early December 1935 to commence her nursing training at the Perth Hospital the next week [5: 6-Dec-1935]
Spent a holiday with her parents in Coorow during November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Returned to Perth and resumed her duties at the Perth Hospital in late November 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Resided in Coorow until enlisting in the Australian Army on 5 March 1942 [16]
Lieutenant WX21988 in the Australian Army's Australian Army Nursing Service during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 13 August 1945 [16]


Fred BINGHAM
Born 3 May 1887 in Heanor, Derbyshire, England [16] [20]
Son of greengrocer John and Elizabeth BINGHAM [20]
Lived with his parents and siblings Annie, George, Harry, Herbert and Frank at 21 Church Street in Heanor, Derbyshire, England [20]
His mother died at the age of 51 years in 1899, and the following year his father married Mrs Hannah WHITE [20] [21]
In 1901 he was working as an Iron Fitter & Turner and later worked as a Mechanic [20] [203[
Married Lilian Sarah REYNOLDS in 1911 in Leicestershire, England [21]
Departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Suevic on 14 November 1911 bound for Albany, Western Australia [203]
By 1912 himself and his wife were living in Wannamal, Western Australia [114: page 95]
     Assisted Stephen SHERIDAN in building the Wannamal Hall at Lot 1 Byrne Street in Wannamal in 1912 [114: page 107]
     Cleared and fenced the Wannamal Cemetery by contract for the Wannamal Cemetery Committee in May and June 1913 [114: page 130]
     Helped clear the recreation ground in Wannamal in early September 1913, in preparation for a local football match [114: page 116]
     Farmer on William PADBURY's Ellisford Farm in Wannamal in 1913 [50]
Farmer in Wannamal in 1915 and 1916 [6]
Fettler / Railway Line Repairer in Coorow 1916-1921 and Storekeeper in Coorow 1922-1945 [6] [19] [50] [44] [215]
     Ran his general storekeeping business in partnership with his wife Lilian as "L. S. & F. Bingham" [4: 4-Oct-1930]
     His shop, which included the Coorow Post Office, was situated on the corner of Main Street and Poynton Parade, Coorow [114: page 95]
Won a raffled pig at the Dance in aid of the Coorow Christmas Tree at the school house in Coorow on 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
Three men were going to start work on cleaning out a well in Coorow on Friday 2 February 1923 [9: 9-Feb-1923]
     When the first man descended he inhaled foul air, and when the other two men went to his aid they also inhaled it and collapsed [9]
     He rescued all three men who otherwise would have lost their lives, and as a result also suffered from the effects of the foul air [9]
In July 1925 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Magisterial District [9: 24-Jul-1925]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club - was Treasurer in 1928-29 and 1934-35 [4: 20-Apr-1929] [5: 28-Sep-1934]
Delegate for the Coorow Cricket Club at meetings of the Coorow and Districts Cricket Association in 1928 [4: 3-Nov-1928]
In 1930 was an agent in for Gordon & Gotch (books, periodicals etc), Sunshine Machinery and Parts and a Shell depot [4: 4-Oct-1930]
At their general store sold the West Australian, Western Mail, Sunday Times and Irwin Index newspapers [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Progress Association - was Vice President in 1931 [4: 13-Dec-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Exhibited and one six prizes in the Flower section of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
     Won 1st prizes for Rose and a Collection of Carnations and both 1st and 2nd prizes for collections of Sweet Peas and Pansies [5]
The next week, on Thursday 15 September 1932, entered exhibits in the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Won 1st Prizes for Geraniums, Pansies, Carnations and both 1st and 2nd prizes for Sweet Peas in the Flower section [5]
In October 1932 his store in Coorow was broken into and a quantity of money, tobacco, cigarettes and tinned goods [5: 28-Oct-1932]
     The Post Office, which was under the same roof as his store was also broken into however nothing was stolen [5]
     The men responsible appeared before the Three Springs Court where they were fined £6/1/3 or 14 days imprisonment [5]
Their store in Coorow was an agent and seller of The North Midland Times newspaper 1933-1935 [5: 7-Jul-1933, 24-Aug-1934, 23-Aug-1935]
He was among those who attended the opening of the East Marchagee Hall on Saturday 11 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
In 1933 he had general stores in both Coorow and Waddy Forest [5: 5-Jan-1934]
     Rabbit Poison provided by the Carnamah District Road Board could be obtained at his stores in Coorow and Waddy [5: 5-Jan-1934]
     His nephew "Jack" John Herbert BINGHAM lived with himself and his family in Coorow and worked in their general store [P84]
     Also employed his nephew Jack to drive a van from Coorow to the store in Waddy twice a week to deliver mail and groceries [P84]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society [5: 10-Nov-1933, 3-May-1935, 13-Mar-1936, 20-Nov-1936]
      He was a Committee Member in 1934, Treasurer 1935-1937, and Vice Patron in 1936 and 1937 [5]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 26 April 1934 [5: 4-May-1934]
Won 2nd prize for Three Cut Roses in the Flower section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
The Carnamah District Road Board decided to replace their windmill in Coorow town and called for tenders [5: 21-Sep-1934]
     He was the successful tenderer to purchase and remove the old windmill, for £6, with 14 days to remove the windmill [5]
Donated a trophy to the recently formed Coorow Rifle Club in 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Member of the Coorow Football Club - was Timekeeper in 1935 and Patron in 1936 [5: 3-May-1935, 10-Apr-1936]
     Represented Coorow at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1935 and 1936 [5: 3-May-1935, 10-Apr-1936]
     Vice President of the North Midlands Football Association in 1935 and 1936 [5: 3-May-1935, 8-May-1936]
     Nominated for appointment to the Protests & Disputes Board of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club - was Treasurer in 1935 and a Committee Member in 1936 [5: 17-May-1935, 27-Mar-1936]
Won 1st for Beetroot and 2nd for Roses, Pansies and Iceland Poppies at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     A week later at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 he once again won 2nd prize for Pansies [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Himself and his daughter Evelyn were among those from Coorow who attended the Royal Show in Perth in October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
     Exhibited gladiola's he had grown in Coorow in the Flower section at the Royal Show in Perth [5: 18-Oct-1935]
     One of his gladiola stems carried over 20 flowers and buds, with the bottom flowers measuring up to four inches in diameter [5]
     After spending a week in Perth he returned to Coorow on Monday 14 October 1935 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 8 November 1935 [96]
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]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
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]
Exhibited in the Flower section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park in Coorow on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for Collection of Roses and 2nd prizes for Three Cut Roses and for Bulbous Flowers [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Bucks Party for George A. RAFFAN and Eric J. BRADLEY of Winchester in Coorow on 7 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Won the Weight Guessing Competition at the Sports Meeting at Maley Park in Coorow on Boxing Day 26 December 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
He telephoned police constable Maurice PLUNKETT of the Carnamah Police Station at about 9 p.m. on 31 December 1936 [88]
     He informed the constable that there had been a car collision near Coorow and advised that a number of people were injured [88]
     Following the call the constable promptly left for the scene accompanied by Carnamah doctor Cecil P. ROSENTHAL [88]
     Among the injured were Coorow residents Hector T. A. JAMES, Richard HUGHES and Howard HIGGS [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Part of an overland trip to the uninhabited coast at Jurien Bay, which departed on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     The 12 other members of the party were Angus A. N. MCGILP of Waddy Forest; and William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah; [5]
     Frank R. BRYANT, Walter G. FENNELL, W. Frank FENNELL and C. Jock BRAYNT of Marchagee; Baxter D. BOTHE, [5]
     William J. GAUNT, Donald S. GRANT, David TODD, George HUTCHCRAFT and John S. READ of Coorow [5]
     They travelled in two trucks and two cars and from Moora they drove over 54 miles of road and 30 miles of sand [5]
     They erected a permanent shed and tables and were able to get good reception on a wireless radio that he'd taken along [5]
     They took a boat with them and fished every day, and paid a visit to caves situated nine miles from their camp at Jurien Bay [5]
     The party also visited Sandy Cape and North Head and after an enjoyable stay returned home on Friday 19 February 1937 [5]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-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]
Entries for the Novelty Limerick in aid of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in 1937 could be left at their store [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD's wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Attended the meeting in Coorow to discuss constructing a road from Coorow to the coast on 11 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
      Foundation Member of the Coorow Coast Road Finance Committee in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Attended the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Won four 1st and two 2nd prizes in the Vegetable and Flower sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Swedes; 1st prizes for Turnips, Potatoes and Radish; and 2nd for Double Geraniums [5]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Sergeant in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the First World War [16]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Price Willis HUNT at the Winchester Cemetery on 11 September 1946 [5]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Father of Ivy Lilian and Evelyn Annie [P84]
Died 14 July 1966; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9N, 61) [2]


Ivy Lilian BINGHAM
Born 1913 [15]
Daughter of Fred BINGHAM and Lilian Sarah REYNOLDS [P84]
Resided with her parents in Coorow, where her father was a Railway Fettler and later Storekeeper [19]
Her name was listed as a prospective student on applications for the reopening of the closed Coorow State School in May 1919 [215]
Student at the Coorow State School from a room of Coorow House on Victoria Location 385 in 1920 [215]
Won a 1st prize for Writing at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Student at the Coorow State School held at a makeshift hessian and iron room near the railway station in Coorow in 1921 [215]
Postal Assistant at the Coorow Post Office which was located in a room of her father's shop in Coorow [P84]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Mora WILLIAMS and Ernest CHAPMAN on 1 March 1930 at Waddy Waddy [4: 8-Mar-1930]
Entrant in the Coorow Popular Girl Competition in 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Marjorie E. PIESING and Thomas H. PARKIN in Carnamah on 7 August 1931 [4: 15-Aug-1931]
Herself and Miss Olive W. KAU were good friends and "went around together as two sophisticated young ladies of Coorow" [P84]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of black lace [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of black Spanish lace [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Show on 22 September 1932 in frock of black lace [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of black chantilly [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Organised the Coorow Church Dance which was held in Coorow on 24 June 1933 to raise funds for the Anglican Church [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
     She "looked very becoming in shrimp crinkly crepe with black trimmings at shoulder and waist and quaint web effect at back" [5]
Won 2nd prizes for Roses, Sweat Peas, Pansies and Stocks at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1935-36 [5: 3-Nov-1933, 8-Nov-1935]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Also attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Travelled from Coorow to Perth for a holiday in March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
     Wore a dress of "white silk velvet, made in Early Victorian style, featuring tiny satin frills on the skit, and Alice bandeau" [5]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 26 May 1934 in a black silk velveteen frock [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Awarded 1st prize for Knitted Woollen Article at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in black chenille velvet and silver lame [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Returned to Coorow in mid August 1935 after spending a holiday in Perth of several weeks duration [5: 16-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for Lady's Hand Bouquet and 2nd for Lady's Spray at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1934]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of white silk net over satin [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Visited Perth over the weekend of 19-20 October 1935 and then returned to Coorow [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as a "Senorita" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
     She was part of the Best Dressed Set as "Spaniards" with nine others from Coorow dressed as Senoritas, Toreadors and Bulls [5]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadowdale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Departed Coorow on Friday 21 February 1936 for her annual holidays as Coorow's Postmistress [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
She was among those from the North Midlands districts who visited Perth during the Easter holidays in April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball in Carnamah on 11 July 1936 dressed in old rose organdie [5: 17-Jul-1936]
After spending several days holiday in Perth she returned to Coorow during the second week of August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Attended the Coorow Tennis Club's Back to Childhood Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 22 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Herself and Miss Elsie SIMS received the prize for the Best Dressed Couple at the Back to Childhood Ball [5: 28-Aug-1936]
In early September 1936 she was an inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
     In the Flower section she won 1st prize for Gent's Buttonhole, and received both 1st and 2nd prizes for Lady's Spray [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for Novelty Article in Wool and 2nd prize for Embroidered Supper Cloth in the Fancy Work section [5]
     Attended the Show Ball held at the Coorow Hall on the evening of the show dressed in helis frilled net [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won 1st prize for Supper Cloth at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Suffering with whooping cough she was admitted to the Carnamah Private Hospital on two occasions in September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
During October 1936 she spent a holiday in Perth [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the very largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in honey crepe satin [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "old gold crepe satin" [5: 14-May-1937]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in coronation gold crepe [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Partook in the Empire Parade as Scotland at the Anglican Church's Annual Ball in Three Springs on 17 June 1937 [5: 25-Jun-1937, 2-Jul-1937]
In early July 1937 she holidayed in Perth [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Best Dressed Lady as "Senorita" at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD's wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
After spending a holiday in Perth she returned to Coorow in late August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Exhibited in the Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Won 1sts for Artificially Arranged Basket of Garden Flowers, Crochet Edged Tea/Supper Cloth and Novelty Article in Wool [5]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Lady's Spray, and received 2nd prize for Gentleman's Buttonhole [5]
Postal Assistant in Coorow until 1938 [19]
Married "Jack" John Wilson RANSOM in Perth in 1938 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 13 February 2008; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9N, 102) [2]