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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Percy" Albert Percy ROWLAND

Born 14 March 1912 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Son of Clarence Augustus ROWLAND and Amy SLOPER [P210]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Yardarino in the Irwin district 1912-1921 [P13]
Shifted with his parents to Carnamah in 1921, and initially resided with his parents on Hillview Farm in Carnamah [P13]
Farmhand, Sharefarmer and Shearer in Carnamah [P13] [19]
He was regarded as one of the finest shearers in the North Midlands, which spanned from Mingenew to Gunyidi [P13]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1932-1937 [4: 11-Jul-1932] [5: 30-Jun-1933, 30-Aug-1935, 29-May-1936, 28-May-1937]
Attended and won the gents prize at the card evening held at the Billeroo School Hall on 30 July 1932 [5: 5-Aug-1932]
At about 8 a.m. on Friday 10 March 1933 he was badly injured after a detonator he was cleaning prematurely exploded [5: 24-Mar-1933]
     He had been going to use the detonator for the deepening of a well; he was rushed to the hospital in Three Springs [5]
     At the North Midlands District Hospital one finger and two joints of another two fingers from his right hand were amputated [5]
     He was also treated for nasty cuts from flying metal; fortunately the full force of the explosion had missed his face [5]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 15-Mar-1935, 21-Feb-1936]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club from 1934-35 to 1939-40 [4: 9-Mar-1940] [5: 23-Nov-1934, 30-Oct-1936]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Played outstandingly for the victorious Carnamah Football Club in the Grand Final against Arrino on 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
On 22 December 1939 was working on William M. C. LAWSON's farm in Winchester driving a tractor during harvesting [88]
     After lunch went to start the tractor however it backfired resulting in stubble around the tractor catching fire [88]
     He managed to save the tractor with two tins of water he had however by this time the fire in the stubble was out of control [88]
     Ran to William LAWSON's house for help, after which between 75 and 80 men rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire [88]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 January 1942 [16]
      Driver WX19395 in the Australian Army's 109 Reserve Motor Transport Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 28 April 1943 [16]
After his discharge returned to Carnamah and resumed working as a farmhand [19]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1946-1948 [13]
Married Beth LUTZE in 1950 [P216]
Resided with wife Beth in Yarra Street, Carnamah [P216]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 paid £1.7.11 for electricity for the month of July [53]
Along with his wife share-farmed the LUTZE family's farm in Winchester for ten years [P216]
Member of the Carnamah Men's Hockey Club in 1951 [7: page 202]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Obtained the telephone in 1962 - was telephone number Carnamah-88 [60]
Resided in Carnamah until his death in 1971 [1]
Father of Kenneth, Lindsay, Meryl, Heather and Judith [P13]
Died 29 June 1971 in Carnamah; buried at Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row T, Plot 8) [1]

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

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