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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Alf" Alfred John ROWLAND

Born 14 March 1914 [14] in Dongara, Western Australia [P13]
Son of "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND and "Dorrie" Martha Dorothy SLOPER [P13]
Resided with his parents at Yardarino in the Irwin district 1914-1922 [P13]
He was baptised by Charles H. HAMMER of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 12 April 1914 [84]
Shifted with his parents to Carnamah in mid 1922 [P13]
Initially resided in Carnamah with his parents on Billaloo Farm near Billeroo, East Winchester [P13]
For a period himself and his brother Wally took it in turns of putting in the crop and harvesting on their father's farm [P7]
Himself and Wally also shore the sheep on his father's farm however for the rest of their time worked on other farms [P7]
Worked in the Carnamah district as a farmhand and shearer [P22]
For a number of years worked as a farmhand in Carnamah for Rupert W. J. ROWLAND[P7]
Paid £3 in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board in January and February 1934 for killing twelve foxes [300: page 42]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 22-Feb-1935, 25-Oct-1935]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club from the 1936-37 to 1948-49 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Returned to being a member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1937-38 [5: 24-Dec-1937]
Later returned back to the Billeroo Cricket Club, as he was a member in 1948-49 [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1952-1958 [13]
In 1969 was living at 13 Railway Avenue in Carnamah and his home was telephone number Carnamah-100 [60]
In his later years resided with his brother "Wally" Walter H. ROWLAND at 20 Caron Street in Carnamah [P176]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
Resided in Carnamah from 1922 until his death in 1984 [1] [P13]
In 1984 was a retired shearer and was living at 20 Caron Street, Carnamah [90]
Passed away at the age of 70 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [90]
Died 19 October 1984 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row H, Plot 13) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alfred John Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alfred-john-rowland [reference list]




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