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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Albert Fenton RAMSAY

Born C.1888 in Scotland [176]
He applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force in March 1916 but was declared unfit for service [225: 24-Mar-1916]
Teamster on Meelyah Farm in Gunyidi in 1921 [50]
Farmer of Meelyah Farm in Gunyidi 1932-1943 [19]
Attended the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Shifted to Mingenew in late 1935 [39: 7-May-1936]
Labourer in Mingenew 1935-1949 [39: 7-May-1936] [176]
Unaware of the seriousness of the offence, he provided Kenneth R. BYNDER with two bottles on wine on 2 May 1936 [39: 7-May-1936]
     Kenneth was an Aboriginal man and at the time, under the Aborigines Act, it was illegal to provide Aboriginal people with alcohol [39]
     At the Police Court in Mingenew on 6 May 1936 he was charged the minimum penalty of £20 or two months imprisonment [39]
     Kenneth, who had previous convictions and had resisted arrest, was sentenced to three months imprisonment [39]
Father of Ellen [39: 25-Jun-1949]
Died 19 June 1949; buried at the Mingenew Cemetery in Mingenew, Western Australia [176]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Fenton Ramsay' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/albert-fenton-ramsay [reference list]




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