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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" Alfred John NINEHAM

Born 1889 in Corfe Castle, Dorset, England [20] [21]
Son of shepherd "George" Alfred George NINEHAM and Emma Grace STILES [20] [21]
Resided with his parents and brothers at Sandyhills in Corfe Castle, Dorset, England [20]
Farmhand in Ferguson east south east of Dardanup in Western Australia [50]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Otway and arrived in London, England on 7 November 1914 [204]
Farmhand in England [70]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orvieto and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 March 1923 [70]
Farmhand in Mumballup south of Collie in 1925 [50]
Farmhand on his brothers' farm at Billeroo, East Winchester 1925-1931 [4: 28-Mar-1931] [19]
He helped his brothers clear their farm [7: page 64]
While yarding horses [7: page 64] on his brother's farm a horse kicked off a rail which struck him with considerable force [39: 30-Mar-1931]
The rail made him fall backwards with his head striking the ground resulting in injuries to his spinal column [4: 28-Mar-1931] [39: 30-Mar-1931]
He received treatment at the Carnamah Private Hospital and North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [4: 4-Apr-1931]
Died 25 March 1931 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 13) [4: 4-Apr-1931]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 28 March 1931:
Fatal Accident at Carnamah
"On Tuesday last, Mr. J. Nineham, who was in the employ of his brothers (Messrs H. and C. Nineham) of Carnamah, was the victim of an accident that was attended by fatal results. It is stated that the injuries were caused through a backward fall from a fence rail, his head coming in violent contact with the ground. Nineham was immediately conveyed to the Carnamah Hospital, at which institution he received treatment, but on account of the absence of Dr. Rosenthal he was subsequently transferred to the North Midlands Hospital at Three Springs, where he received attention from Dr. Mayrhofer. The injuries were found to be of an extremely serious nature and Nineham's name was placed on the danger list. Despite careful attention the victim failed to rally and passed away on the following day. The funeral took place at Three Springs on Thursday and was largely attended by family and friends."

From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 30 March 1931:
Country News - Carnamah
"The district was shocked at the sudden death of Mr J. Nineham, a settler 12 miles east of Carnamah. On March 22, when he was working at the horse yards, one of the horses kicked a rail off, and the rail struck Mr Nineham a terrific blow, seriously injuring his spinal column. He was hurried to the Three Springs Hospital, but little hope was held out for his recovery, and he died two days later."

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday, 4 April 1931:
"Nineham - On March 25th, 1931, at the Three Springs Hospital, as the result of an accident, A. J. (Jack) Nineham, brother of H. and C. Nineham, of Carnamah."

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday, 4 April 1931:
Bereavement Notice
"Messrs. H. and C. Nineham, of Carnamah, desire to thank all friends for the many floral tributes received on the occasion of the recent sad bereavement.  Especially do they wish to thank Dr. Mayrhofer and Matron Coffey, of the Three Springs Hospital, The Rev, C. W. T. Headon, of Carnamah, and Sister Locke, of the Carnamah Hospital, for their kindness and careful attention to their late brother Jack."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alfred John Nineham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 January 2020 from [sources]

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