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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Angus" Allan Edwin GOULD

Born 15 July 1898 in Coburg, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Frederick William GOULD and Adelaide PEGLER [54]
Grew up and was educated in Coburg and later worked as a farmhand in Wimmera and Werribee in Victoria [P260]
Travelled from Victoria, Australia to Western Australia with his brother Dick in December 1925 [P260]
     Shortly after arrival they borrowed money from their parents and purchased 1,396 acres of virgin land in Carnamah [P260]
     The land was purchased from the Midland Railway Company and cost £698, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     Their land was adjacent blocks M987 and M989 near Five Gums in Carnamah, some 18 miles north east of Carnamah town [P260]
     They chose M987 and M89 over other blocks because they were those that would be the easiest to clear [7: page 71]
Farmer in Carnamah from 1926 to 1971 [P260]
Farmer in Carnamah in partnership with his brother Dick as "Gould Bros" from 1926 until 1937 [P260]
     Himself and his brother Dick settled on the farm in January 1926 and began clearing [P260]
     Planted a crop on the farm during their first year on a share-cropping arrangement with Dick READING [7: page 71]
     They walked to meet the Carnamah mail-man once a week to collect their mail and supplies [7: page 71]
     Obtained the telephone in 1928 - were telephone number Inering-16 [60]
     They made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
     In June 1935 their mother Adelaide GOULD spent a few days staying with Mrs Emily L. HELLEWELL in Carnamah [5: 28-Jun-1935]
     After an extended holiday with them at Five Gums their mother left for Perth in September 1935 en route to Melbourne [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     They sold six pigs at 19/7 per head on 11 March 1936, and three pigs at 17/1 per head on 6 May 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936, 8-May-1936]
     His brother retired from their partnership on 1 February 1937 and he continued on his own with the farm [39: 28-Jun-1937]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from 1927 to 1931 [53]
Telephone number Inering-16 from 1928 to 1940 and then number Carnamah-50W from 1941 to 1968 [60]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Member of the Inering Bridge Club in 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Member of the Inering Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Returned to Melbourne briefly in 1934 and married Ethel May WILLIAMS on 10 March 1934 [P260]
      The farm was later named Ethalan using parts of the first names of Ethel and himself [P260]
In addition to farming wheat later introduced sheep and for a period turkeys [P260]
In 1956 increased their land with the purchase of Ernest F. WATERS's 1517 acre Luan Farm (12 miles south east of Ethalan) [P260]
Around 1957 purchased an additional 41 acres, being Portion 1 of Lot M1464 of Victoria Location 1935 [3]
His mother and sister travelled from Victoria on the M.V. Manoora on its maiden voyage to Western Australia [5: 26-Apr-1935]
His mother and sister, Mrs A. GOULD and Miss M. GOULD stayed with them on the farm at Five Gums in April 1935 [5]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1935-1942 and 1947-1949 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 4-Oct-1935] [89]
Secretary & Treasurer in 1935-36 and a Committee Member in 1935-36, 1936-37 & 1939-1942 of the Five Gums Tennis Club [5] [89]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Sold 20 suckers at 12/1 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 30 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
Sold two pigs at £3/5/6 per head (a total of £6/6/-) through Dalgety& Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Financial Member 1941-1971 and Committee Member 1955-1969 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Secretary in 1957[141]
Leased the 2,000 acre Belvoir Farm from Lester DUNNAGE 1969-1971 [P260]
In 1971 sold Ethalan to S. Ewart JACKSON and purchased Belvoir from Lester DUNNAGE [P260]
With the sale of Ethalan moved into Carnamah town, the farm being taken over by his son Alan and daughter-in-law Pauline [P260]
Foundation member of the Carnamah Bowling Club [P260]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs from 27 January 1977 to 22 May 1977 [147]
By 1984 had shifted to Nazareth House in Geraldton, where he died at the age of 86 years [24]
Father of Alan, Peggy and Margaret [P260]
Died 12 October 1984 in Geraldton; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs WA (Uniting, Plot 92) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Allan Edwin Gould' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 August 2022 from [reference list]

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