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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bert" Albert Edward Parker BATEMAN

Born 5 April 1894 in York, Western Australia [P119]
Son of William Henry BATEMAN and Harriet Elizabeth PEARSON [15]
Grew up on his father's farm in East Beverley and is believed to have farmed with his father until getting married [P119]
In 1917-18 he owned a Ford car or truck of 20-horsepower registered with the Beverley Road Board with licence plates BE-65 [325]
Married (1) Amy Lillian DRAPER in Beverley 1920 [P119]
Purchased 1,074 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest from the Midland Railway Company on 25 February 1921 [27]
     The 1,074 acres was Lot M1301 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £1074.8.0 (20/- per acre), payable by instalments [27]
     On the same date his wife's brother-in-law Donnell E. FOWLER purchased the neighbouring block Lot M1300 [27]
Farmer of Glen Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest 1921-1926 [P119] [P120]
     Rates for his farm in Waddy Forest were sent to Glencoe Farm in Beverley [44]
     Member of the Coorow Progress Association in 1924 [39: 9-Sep-1924]
     Part of a deputation to the Carnamah District Road Board in 1924 requesting new roads to the Waddy store and school [39: 9-Sep-1924]
      His car or truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board contained licence plate CA-50 [325]
     In 1925-26 he owned a Ford car or truck however in 1926-27 and 1927-28 it was a Chevrolet [325]
His wife Amy passed away in her 30th year in March 1926, and was buried at the Beverley Cemetery in Beverley [P119]
     Following the death of his wife he retired to the Perth suburb of Como [P119], however retained his farm in Waddy Forest [27]
     His mother looked after his young daughter Rita while his mother-in-law cared for his elder children Gwen and Ronnie [P119]
Sold his partially paid off farm in Waddy Forest to his wife's brother-in-law Donnell E. FOWLER in 1927 for £5 per acre [9: 27-Jan-1928]
     Although reported to have been sold "last year" in 1928, it was officially transferred to Don until 25 May 1929 [27]
Married (2) Margaret Sibbison JAMES in Perth in 1928 [66]
In about 1928 purchased S. Frank MALEY's 1,433 acre Pundari Farm in Three Springs [P119]
     The 1,433 acres of Pundari Farm consisted of Lots M820, M824 and M824 of Victoria Location 2020 [44] [61]
     Purchased a second farm in Three Springs, which he named Daylesford, and had a house built on this property in 1929 [P119]
     Initially resided in the house on Pundari Farm in Three Springs and then on Daylesford Farm in Three Springs [P119]
Farmer of Daylesford Farm in Three Springs 1929-1967 [P119]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
In 1933 his farm was one of the "excellent properties" heading eastwards from the Three Springs townsite [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Ratepayers & Citizens Association - was elected Vice President on 25 October 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
He and Colin C. C. SMITH travelled from Three Springs to Cue on Monday 19 February 1934 [5: 23-Feb-1934]
     They stayed in Cue for a couple of weeks, during which time they tried their luck at finding gold [5: 23-Feb-1934]
Won 1st prize for a Dorset Horn Ram in the Sheep section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Wrote to the Three Springs Road Board in October 1934 advising them of the presence of Wild Turnip in the district [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Lieutenant of the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1934-35[5: 9-Nov-1934]
Sold 191 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd at Midland Markets in July and August 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935, 30-Aug-1935]
     The 191 sheep consisted of 142 suckers (78 at 17/1, 25 at 16/10, 39 at 11/10) and 49 ewes at 11/7 per head [5]
Representative for Three Springs in the North Midland Districts Bulk Handing Deputation in 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
     He and the others in the deputation travelled to Perth and interviewed the manager of the Midland Railway Company [5]
     The purpose of the deputation was to get permission for bulk handling facilities to be established on the Midland Railway line [5]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Sold 202 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd at three Midland Markets in September and October 1936: [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936, 23-Oct-1936]
     136 ewes (51 at 10/7, 57 for 9/10, 3 at 9/-, 25 shorn at 8/-), 46 suckers at 19/7, 19 shorn hoggets at 12/7, 1 shorn lamb at 12/1 [5]
A meeting was held at his home on Monday 22 February 1937 about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Nominated for appointment to the Protests & Disputes Board of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Loaned his truck to help cart 80 loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs in April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Parents & Citizens Association [P119]
His farmhouse was telephone number Three Springs-2336 from 1947 to 1955 (after which the phone was disconnected) [60]
After their house on the farm was blown down by a cyclone they shifted into the Three Springs townsite [P119]
By 1964 was living in Mayrhofer Street, Three Springs where he was telephone number Three Springs-294 [60]
Resided in Three Springs until his death in 1967 [24]
Passed away at the age of 73 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Father of Gweneth, Ronald, Rita, Albert, Lawrence and Norman [P119]
Died 6 December 1967; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 4) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Edward Parker Bateman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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