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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Mac" Angus Archibald Nicol MCGILP

Born 4 June 1882 in Minyip, Victoria, Australia [14] [15]
Son of Alexander MCGILP and Annie MCDOUGALL [15]
Farmer in Kewell East, Victoria, Australia in 1903 [50]
He was said to have arrived in Western Australia in 1904 [4: 3-Aug-1956] [39: 20-Aug-1908]
     Likely the 'McGilp' who left the Eastern States on steamship Kanowna and arrived in Albany, Western Australia in August 1908 [39]
Around 1909 he's said to have had land adjoining the western banks of the Mulliah / Yarra Yarra Lakes in Carnamah [8: pages 42-43]
For a period worked for Frederick W. PARRICK and James L. B. WEIR on Petan Farm in Winchester [4: 3-Aug-1956]
     He was listed as a Farmer of Bedan Farm (the former name for Petan Farm) in Winchester 1911-1914 [19]
     In 1912 he held the registered horse and cattle firebrand of 8MG for use on Petan Farm [486]
Donated ten shillings to the Moora District Hospital Fund through Donald MACPHERSON of Carnamah in early 1909  [9: 9-Apr-1909]
Undertook a large amount of contract farm work for the Midland Railway Company in Carnamah and Coorow [34]
     In 1914 ploughed and seeded crops for the Midland Railway Company in both Winchester and Carnamah [34]
     Those he ploughed and seeded were Lots M920, M921, M922, M922 & M923 in Winchester and M956 & M957 in Carnamah [34]
     The ploughing in Winchester was done with the Company's Steam Traction Engine tractor and two 12-furrow Shearer ploughs [34]
     In 1914 he fallowed Lots M950, M951, M952, M954 and M955 in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company for 9/- an acre [34]
     Also ploughed Lot M954 and M955 in Carnamah in 1914, for which he received £120/12/- [34]
     In September 1914 he was working for the Company and was paid wages of £7/16/- on 11-9-1914 and £10/10/- on 23-9-1914 [34]
     In 1915 ploughed Lots M934 and M935 and seeded Lots M952 and M955 in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company [34]
Farmer of Waddy Waddy Farm in Waddy Forest, East Coorow 1914-1925 [9: 20-Mar-1925] [34]
     The horse and cattle firebrand of 8MG, which he'd used in Winchester, was transferred for use on Waddy Waddy Farm [486]
Returned to his home in Coorow on Tuesday 3 February 1914 after having undergone a dental operation in Perth [10: 6-Feb-1914]
His horse won the Mile Trot at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting held in Three Springs on Wednesday 17 March 1915 [10]
     The win caused a bit of a stir as his horse had beaten by a scratch Donald MACPHERSON's racehorse Dandy [10: 26-Mar-1915]
His horse Graining won the Trotting Event at the "Three Springs Day" in Three Springs on Monday 16 September 1915 [10: 24-Sep-1915]
In July 1917 grazed his cattle on the Midland Railway Company's Lots M968 and M9969 in Coorow at a charge of 10/- per week [34]
During the 1917-18 financial year he purchased 340 acres of farmland in Coorow from Joseph R. and Edward M. BLYTHE [44]
     The 340 acres was Victoria Locations 385 and 1274, and Lot M634 of Victoria Location 2023 [3] [44]
     On Victoria Location 385 was Coorow House, the old homestead of the LONG family who had arrived in Coorow in 1862 [135]
     Coorow House was unoccupied, and he rented two of its rooms to the Education Department for 5/- per week in 1919 and 1920 [215]
     The Education Department used the two rooms for the Coorow State School until October 1920 when the property was sold [215]
     Around October of 1920 [215] he sold 295 of the 340 acres in Coorow to Coorow farmer Thomas BONHAM [44]
     The 45 acres he retained was a portion of Victoria Location 1274 [44]
Purchased the grey gelding racehorse Fleetlock from a Local Court Bailiff in mid 1917 [39: 19-Jul-1917]
Sold six Ayrshire, Jersey, and Holstein cross "very choice forward springers" at a cattle sale in Perth on 15 March 1918 [39: 12-Mar-1918]
His horse Fleetlock came 2nd in the Carnamah Stakes and the Forced Handicap at the Carnamah Races on 1 April 1918 [10: 12-Apr-1918]
Entrant in the "Lazy Man Competition" held in Three Springs in 1918 to raise funds for the Red Cross Society [10: 10-May-1918]
     He came 2nd in the Competition with 8252 votes and his involvement helped raise the large figure of £131/15/- [10: 31-May-1918]
Roads in Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs and districts came under the Upper Irwin Road Board at Mingenew [86: 16-Apr-1918]
     He regularly dealt with matters in Coorow and Waddy Forest for the Road Board [9: 1-Feb-1918, 21-Feb-1919, 2-May-1919, 30-Jul-1920]
     In 1918, 1919 and 1920 he looked into roads, arranged for work to be done, oversaw works and repairs, and reported back [9]
     He nominated to serve on the Upper Irwin Road Board after the resignation of Francis J. MORGAN of Three Springs in 1918 [86]
     Two other men also nominated - Arthur G. DARLING of Carnamah and Charles H. GOOCH of Three Springs [86: 16-Apr-1918]
     He received 51 votes, while DARLING and GOOCH tied on 66 with DARLING being elected with the receiving officer's vote [86]
His horse Fleetlock competed at the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting held on Thursday 27 March 1919 [10: 11-Apr-1919]
Sold two heavy medium draught horses of right ages and good condition at Perth Horse & Cow Market in December 1919 [39: 4-Dec-1919]
Married "Jenny" Janet McDougall LANG on 7 April 1920 at Grianaig Farm in Carnamah [10: 16-Apr-1920]
     His best man at his wedding was Carnamah pioneer Donald MACPHERSON and the bridesmaid was Jenny's sister May [10]
Member of the Carnamah Race Club 1920-1934 [9: 8-Apr-1927] [4: 31-Mar-1928, 21-Dec-1929, 28-Mar-1931] [5: 24-Nov-1933]
     Committee Member in 1920, Vice President 1927-1934, Committee Member in 1928 and Judge in 1931 [10: 13-Feb-1920]
His horse Fleetlock ran in the Three Springs Races on Thursday 4 March 1920, and won the F. J. Morgan Plate [9: 12-Mar-1920]
Donated 5/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1920 [124]
Attended the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting held in Carnamah on Thursday 16 September 1920 [10]
     His horse Fleetlock won the Flying Handicap race and also came 2nd in the Ladies Bracelet race [10: 1-Oct-1920]
His horse Fleetlock was a starter in the Local Handicap race at the Carnamah Races on Easter Monday 28 March 1921 [10: 1-Apr-1921]
Purchased the racehorse Fidelis-Marrigold from Henry W. CLARKSON of The Range in Toodyay in early 1922 [39: 12-Jan-1922] [50]
He farmed Waddy Waddy Farm in partnership with a James L. B. WEIR as "Weir & McGilp" [9: 20-Mar-1925]
     The property Waddy Waddy was owned by a company in which James L. B. WEIR was involved [P12]
     They appear to have dissolved their partnership in 1925 and held a clearing sale at Waddy Waddy on Friday 6 March 1925 [9]
     Sheep sold at the sale totalled 1,407 and included 464 right aged Koonoona ewes which sold for 65/- each [9]
     32 horses were sold including good farm horses (£43 to £49 each), aged horses (£18 to £3), lighter sorts and hacks [9]
     Plant and Machinery sold included a binder (£50), scrub rake (£42), harvester (£80), wagon (£40), [9]
     reaper thresher (£60), dray (£30), chaffcutter (£30), wool press (£21), ploughs (£33 to £55) and drills (£29 to £51) [9]
On dissolving partnership he purchased the northern portion of Waddy Waddy which he named Polaris Farm [P12]
     The word "Polaris" refers to a star almost on the end of the north celestial pole, also known as the North Star or Polar Star [P12]
     Resided on and farmed Polaris Farm in Waddy Forest from 1925 until his death in 1956 [9: 21-Aug-1925] [P12]
     Initially had a two roomed house built on Polaris, which became workmen's quarters when a larger house was built [P12]
     His farm was situated 16 miles east of Coorow and 14 miles west of Latham [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Founding Member of the Carnamah District Road Board in 1923 - was the member for Coorow 1923-1949 [7: page 111]
     Travelled from his home in Waddy Forest to Perth on Monday 6 August 1934 to attend the Road Board conference [5: 10-Aug-1934]
     Chairman of the Carnamah District Road Board from 1926-27 to 1927-28 and again from 1946-47 to 1948-49 [7: page 111]
In 1922-23 he owned a Ford car registered with the Perenjori-Morawa Road Board which contained number-plate PM-9 [325]
     Two years later, in 1924-25 he still owned a Ford car but possibly a different one as it contained number-plate PM-13 [325]
     In 1925 he purchased a "beautifully finished" royal blue Oakland de luxe car - his second Oakland car in six months [9: 21-Aug-1925]
     His Oakland car was registered with the Perenjori-Morawa Road Board with number-plate PM-48 in 1925-26 and 1926-27 [325]
     On 15 February 1926 he purchased a Chevrolet truck from the Skipper Bailey Motor Company in Perth [225: 16-Mar-1926] [325]
     His Chev truck was licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board and contained number-plate CA-125 [325]
     By 1927-28 he owned two Chevrolet trucks, the second one containing number-plate PM-247 [325]
     He changed the number-plate on his Oakland car from PM-48 to CA-233 during the 1927-28 financial year [325]
     In 1932 had two Chevrolet trucks and an Oakland car with license plates CA-13, CA-28 and CA-233 respectively [4: 12-Nov-1932]
In 1927 he had a system from the Sewerage Disposal & Concrete Construction Company installed at his farmhouse [4: 13-Aug-1927]
     At the time septic systems were a new concept, with it being reported that he was progressive for "keeping abreast of the times" [4]
Member of a committee formed to obtain a hospital at Carnamah in 1928 [4: 17-Mar-1928]
Presided over a meeting of Coorow ratepayers of the Carnamah District Road Board on Saturday 17 March 1928 [9: 23-Mar-1928]
     The meeting resolved to recommend that the Road Board purchase a grader for the exclusive use in the Coorow Ward [9]
     It was also resolved that he should select the grader [9]
Attended the wedding of his sister-in-law Winifred M. LANG and Charles ROBERTSON in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Gave evidence in favour of a hotel license for Coorow when the Licensing Board met in Coorow on 3 May 1929 [10: 29-May-1929]
Judge of the Cattle section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1929 and 1937 [4: 28-Sep-1929] [5: 17-Sep-1937]
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Magisterial District in July 1932 [5: 29-Jul-1932] [4: 30-Jul-1932]
Proposed one of the toasts at the dinner following the Official Opening of the new Carnamah Post Office on 30 June 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Foundation President of the Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society 1932-1934 [4: 9-Apr-1932] [5: 10-Nov-1933]
     Committee Member in 1936 and 1939-1948 and Vice Patron in 1937 [5: 13-Mar-1936, 20-Nov-1936] [150]
Exhibited and won prizes in five sections of the inaugural Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5]
     Won 1st prize for a Team of Two Farm Horses in Harness and 2nd for a Gelding in the Horse section [5]
     In the Cattle section won 1st prizes for Shorthorn Heifer and Milking Shorthorn Bull and 2nd for Shorthorn Cow [5]
     Won 1st prize for Nabawa Wheat, 2nd prize for Wheat (open) in the Grain and Fodder section [5]
     Won 1st prize for Three Fat Lambs Suitable for Export in Sheep; and 2nd prize for a male White Leghorn in Poultry [5: 16-Sep-1932]
     The next week he again won 1st prize for Three Fat Lambs Suitable for Export at the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1932-1948 [13]
Attended the Sheep Demonstration by the Government Inspector for Sheep & Wool in Coorow on 27 June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Presided over the Valedictory Dinner tendered to Alexander B. GLOSTER at the Coorow Hotel on Monday 3 July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board on 6 July 1933 for killing a fox and helping to control vermin [300]
Exhibited and won prizes in four sections of the second annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for a Team of Two Farm Horses and for a Team of Four Farm Horses and 2nd for a Yearling Draught [5]
     Received 1st prize for milking strain Shorthorn Heifer and both 1st and 2nd for the Best Bull and milking strain Shorthorn Bull [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Southdown Ram and Three Ewes (suitable for breeding export lambs), and 2nd for Three Fat Lambs [5]
     Concluded his prize winning in the Grain & Fodder section with a 2nd prize for a Sheaf of Wheaten Hay [5: 15-Sep-1933]
The next week, on Thursday 14 September 1933, he judged the Cattle section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Also exhibited at the Carnamah Agricultural Show, winning 1st prizes for Southdown Ram and Three Crossbred Ewes [5]
In 1933 purchased year old crossbred ewes from J. S. O'HALLORAN of Mingenew for mating with his Southdown rams [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 10 November 1933[96]
He and his wife attended the opening of the East Marchagee Hall in Marchagee on Saturday 11 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
During the 1933-34 financial year purchased 425 acres of farmland in Coorow from "Tom" Thomas BONHAM [3]
     The land was Victoria Location 385, portion of Victoria Location 1274 and Lots M634 and M1640 of Victoria Location 2023 [3] [44]
     It was the second time he'd owned 295 of the 425 acres, as he had sold it to Thomas BONHAM about 13 years earlier [3] [44]
     He allowed Thomas BONHAM to continue living in the old house on the land following its sale [P8]
     His family erected a headstone on Tom's grave at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah [14]
In January 1934 purchased a new V8 Ford car through the agency of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-op [5: 19-Jan-1934]
Purchased a valuable Australian Illawarra Shorthorn bull and two heifers for 24, 25 and 20 guineas in February 1934 [5: 23-Feb-1934]
The Carnamah District Road Board paid him £1 on 24 April 1934 for the hire of a horse [300: page 27]
Member of the Coorow Football Club - was Chairman in 1934 and President in 1935[5: 20-Apr-1934, 7-Jun-1935]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Progress Association in 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
As with the previous year, he again successfully exhibited in four sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1934 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Team of Two Farm Horses and Team of Four Farm Horses, and 2nd prize for Brood Mare of Gelding [5]
     In the Cattle section received 1st prize for both Illawarra Shorthorn Bull and the Best Bull of Any Breed [5]
     Awarded 2nd prizes for Three Merino Ewes under 1½ years and White Oats, and both 1st and 2nd for Brown Oatrs [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Agricultural Society's Annual Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Officially Opened the Coorow Rifle Club's Rifle Range on Saturday 8 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
He was the first farmer in Waddy Forest to complete harvesting operations in 1934 - having finished by mid December [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Presided over Heinie and Mina BOTHE's Golden Wedding celebration at the Coorow Hotel on 26 February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club, and had provided the land for the Club's links / golf course [5: 17-May-1935, 21-May-1937]
     Patron of the Coorow Golf Club 1935-1956, and a Committee Member in 1936 [4: 7-Apr-1951, 3-Aug-1956] [5: 17-May-1935, 27-Mar-1936]
     Officially Opened the Coorow Golf Club's Golf Course and hit the first ball on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended and spoke at the Coorow Football Club's Annual Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 1 June 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
Sold 335 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd and Elder Smith & Co Ltd at Midland Market in 1935 [5: 9 & 23-Aug-1935; 8 & 15-Nov-1935]
     The 335 sheep consisted of 145 suckers (26 at 20/1, 27 at 18/7, 46 at 17/10, 7 at 17/4, 38 at 16/-, 1 at 15/- per head), [5: 4-Oct-1935]
     93 lambs (41 at 18/10, 39 at 16/4, 6 at 12/7, 7 at 12/1), 44 ewes at 9/4, 44 aged shorn ewes at 7/4, and 9 shorn wethers at 14/1 [5]
Attended John and Mary LANG's Golden Wedding Celebration at Grianaig Farm in Carnamah on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Exhibited in the Cattle and Sheep sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Awarded four 1st prizes for Illawarra Shorthorn Cow, Illawarra Shorthorn Heifer, Illawarra Shorthorn Bull, [5]
     Three Ewes for Breeding Export Lambs; and 2nd prizes for Three Lambs Suitable for Export, and Three Fat First Cross Lambs [5]
Accompanied by Ivor B. ROBERTS of Waddy Forest, he and his wife motored to Perth on 29 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
He and his wife were among those from Waddy Forest who attended the Royal Show in Perth in October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold 14 bales of wool at 16¼d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 28 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Const. Alan O. FIEBIG inspected and purchased two of his horses on behalf of the Police Department on 30 October 1935 [88]
Also on 30 October 1935 sold eight steers at £7/5/0 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Met with the Commonwealth Grants Commission and other officials in Carnamah on Thursday 21 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     Took the men on a tour of Winchester, Coorow and then Waddy Forest where the party had afternoon tea at his homestead [5]
Chief mourner at the funeral of his sister-in-law May LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of his father-in-law John LANG at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 24 December 1935 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Due to "curtailing farming operations" he held a clearing sale on his farm starting at 1:00 p.m. on Friday 6 March 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
     At the sale, which was likely due to financial distress as a result of the depression, sold livestock, plant, machinery and sundries [5]
     Included were prize-winning horses, pedigree Australian Illawarra Shorthorn cattle and some practically new machinery [5: 6-Mar-1936]
     Sold 22 horses consisting of eleven geldings aged upwards of three year, ten mares and fillies, and one colt rising to two years [5]
     Sold five pedigree Australian Illawarra Shorthorn cattle with a 2½ year bull, 1½ year bull, six month bull, 3 year cow and heifer [5]
     Sold 600 sheep consisting of 250 Merino ewes mated to Border Leicester rams and 350 Merino wethers aged two to three years [5]
     Plant, machinery and sundries put up for sale included an almost new 10-foot Sunshine A.L. harvester, 10-foot Big E harvester, [5]
     6-foot Deering binder, 16-run McCormick combine, 20-disc McKay drill and fore carriage, 5-foot McKay mouldboard plough, [5]
     5-foot Shearer mouldboard plough, 6-foot Shearer mouldboard plough, 10-disc State plough, 16-30 Hart Parr tractor, [5]
     14-disc Sundercut, 12-foot McKay spring tyne cultivator, Robinson grader and pickler, two sets of 6-leaf harrows, [5]
     almost new dray, dam-sinking plough, Linkenoke scoop, two harrow carts, two sets of McKay 8-horse pulley yokes; [5]
     16 pairs of plough chains, swings, S hooks for two teams; collars hames and winkers for 16 horses; circular saw and spindle, [5]
     three sets of leading harness, six dozen Camel pad tractor grips, and one pair of extension rims for tractor [5]
Purchased a new Holt caterpillar tractor in April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
He was among the 200 farmers who attended the meeting in Carnamah on 31 July 1936 about local Bulk Wheat Handling [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Himself, his wife and their son Tups travelled to Perth for a few days on Monday 3 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
     While in Perth he represented Carnamah at the Road Board Association's 21st Annual Road Board Conference [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     Accompanied by James P. M. KERR he returned to Waddy Forest on Tuesday 11 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Played in the Carnamah Masonic Lodge's Inaugural Annual Golf Meeting in Carnamah on Saturday 1 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Sold 242 sheep suckers through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with three consignments to the Midland Market in 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
     The 242 suckers consisted of 50 sold at 20/1, 92 at 21/4, 58 shorn at 14/10, and 42 shorn at 13/10 per head [5: 25-Sep-1936, 23-Oct-1936]
Exhibited in the Cattle and Sheep sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
     His "particularly fine stock" won him three 1st and three 2nd prizes plus the Champion Ribbon the Cattle section [5]
     Won 1st prize and the Champion Ribbon for Illawarra Shorthorn Cow, both 1st and 2nd prizes for Illawarra Shorthorn Heifer, [5]
     1st prize for Best Dairy Cow, and 2nd prize for Three Ewes Suitable for Breeding Export Lambs [5: 4 & 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Purchased four Dorset Horn rams - 1 at 6¾ guineas, 2 at 6½ guineas, and 1 at 4 guineas (a total of 16¼ guineas, or £17/8/3) [5]
     Three were purchased from LEISHMAN Bros of Winchester and the fourth from Mrs Mary O. ROBERTS of Waddy Forest [5]
During late September 1936 he spent a few days in Perth [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Sold six bales of wool at 18d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale on 23 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Part of an overland trip to the uninhabited coast at Jurien Bay, which departed on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     The 12 other members of the party were Frank R. BRYANT, C. Jock BRYANT, Walter G. FENNELL and W. Frank FENNELL [5]
     of Marchagee; Baxter D. BOTHE, William J. GAUNT, George HUTRCHRAFT, Donald S. GRANT, Fred BINGHAM, [5]
     David TODD and John S. READ of Coorow; and William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah [5]
     They travelled in two trucks and two cars and from Moora they drove over 54 miles of road and 30 miles of sand [5]
     They erected a shed and tables and were able to get good reception on a wireless Fred BINGHAM had taken along [5]
     They fished every day, visited caves nine miles from their camp at Jurien Bay and visited Sandy Cape and North Head [5]
     Himself, William J. GAUNT and Baxter D. BOTHE returned home in his car on Thursday 18 February 1937 [5]
Sold 159 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with two consignments to the Midland Market in March 1937: [5: 5 & 12-Mar-1937]
      125 ewes (39 at 14/1, 41 at 12/4, 45 at 11/4) ,14 lambs (1 at 19/-, 12 at 18/4, 1 at 15/-), 6 hoggets at 20/1, 14 wethers at 17/4[5]
Purchased a new Horwood Bagshaw combine in March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Received a cheque for £10/10/- from Robert MACKIE in 1937 which was for the Children's Christmas Trees in Coorow [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Won the H. Saunders Trophy for the Cattle section at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Won 1st prize for Illawarra Shorthorn Cow, 1st and 2nd for Illawarra Shorthorn Heifer, and 2nd for Illawarra Shorthorn Bull [5]
     Also awarded 1st for Best Dairy Cow and received 2nd for Three Ewes Suitable for Breeding Export Lambs in the Sheep section [5]
Advertised for sale in The North Midland Times in September 1937 a Big E harvester in good order for £60 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
In 1937 purchased and installed a new Lister lighting plant at his Waddy Forest home [0: image 03703]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah retiree Robert PALFREYMAN on 11 August 1938 at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [4]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Doris FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 10 October 1939 [4]
Vice Chairman of Carnamah's branch of the Australian Defence League in 1940 [0: image 03947]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee in 1945 [0: image 04319]
Judge of the British Breeds portion of the Sheep Section at the Mingenew District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1945 [261]
Officially opened the new Waddy Forest tennis courts on 20 October 1946 [0: image 04412]
Described as very down to earth person with very good common sense [P300]
Resided on and farmed Polaris Farm in Waddy Forest until his death in 1956 [P12]
Father of Sandy, Maisie, John and Tups [P12]
Died 26 July 1956 in Waddy Forest; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 14) [1] [P12]
Also known as Angus Archibald MCGILP and Angus Archie MCGILP [19]

From The Western Mail newspaper, Friday 20 December 1928:
Country Towns and Districts - Carnamah-Coorow - Rapid Development
"Mr A. McGilp, who has been on the road board since its inception, and who was for two years chairman, has about half of his 2,500 acres under crop (oats included). Some Merredin is stripping 24 bushels. He anticipates an average yield of 16 bushels. Last year 800 acres gave 5,600 bags of Merredin, Nabawa, and Gresley. He is starting to stock up with sheep."

Angus Archibald Nicol MCGILP was a pallbearer at the following funerals held at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah:
Mrs Jane ROBERTSON, who was buried on 15 May 1932; Richard ROBERTSON, who was buried on 9 July 1932;
Robert Clark FORRESTER, who was buried on 18 September 1933; Miss Elizabeth MACPHERSON, buried on 24 July 1939
Mrs Mary LANG, who was buried on 22 February 1942; Mrs Eliza Wilhelmina BOTHE, who was buried on 20 August 1942;
Thomas BONHAM, who was buried on 10 August 1945; Mrs Mary Louisa GRONOW, who was buried on 11 August 1945;
Price Willis HUNT, who was buried on 11 September 1946; Baxter Diedrich BOTHE, who was buried on 23 February 1950;
Frederick John KAU, who was buried on 27 March 1950; John BOWMAN, who was buried on 28 July 1952;
He was also a casket bearer at the funeral of his good friend and Carnamah pioneer Donald MACPHERSON on 14 August 1931

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Friday 3 August 1956:
Obituary - Angus Archibald Nicol McGilp - Old Midlands Identity
"Another old and highly respected identity of the North Midlands in the person of Mr. Angus Archibald Nicol McGilp passed away under somewhat sudden circumstances at his home ("Polaris") at Coorow on Thursday afternoon last, the deceased gentleman having attained the age of seventy-five years. The late Mr. McGilp, who was a particularly genial personality, was born at Minyip (Victoria) and came to Western Australia in 1904. He first commenced contracting work in the North Midlands for Messrs Parrick and Weir, who at that time held large tracts of land around Carnamah and Winchester, and later he undertook further contract work in the preparation of farming land for migrant settlers arriving from Britain. Ten years later he joined others in the formation of the Waddy Waddy Company and acquired a property known as Waddy Waddy, which he conducted for a period of fifteen years until sold to Messrs. Hyde Bros. He then purchased another property at Coorow known as "Polaris," and he remained thereon until his death last week. As a highly developed farm, "Polaris" was very productive and on this property the late M. McGilp was always a leader in the fat lamb industry, but some years ago the holding was enlarged by the acquisition of an adjoining property known as "Lake Nedo." He was a recognised land valuer, and in this connection he frequently acted in a private capacity for the Government. Right throughout his long life at Coorow the deceased gentleman always evinced a lively interest in public affairs. Prior to the formation of the Carnamah Road Board he acted as a district representative for the Mingenew Road Board, of which the member was the late Mr. Donald McDonald, and in 1923 he became a foundation member of the Carnamah Road Board as a representative for Coorow Ward and retained membership for twenty-six years. He was chairman of the Board for two period, firstly for one year in the early thirties and then again for two years just prior to his retirement as a member, and in addition he was vice-chairman for fifteen years. He was foundation president of the Coorow - Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society, which was formed in 1932, and for his sterling service to this organisation he was made a life member some years ago. Other organisations in which he was interested were the Coorow Gold Club and the Coorow Tennis Club, for both of which he was patron, and he was also an adopted member of the Coorow - Waddy Forest Sub-Branch of the R.S.L. He was initiated as a member of the masonic fraternity prior to leaving Victoria, and in later years he joined the Carnamah Lodge, of which he was a member for a very lengthy period. The late Mr. McGilp was married at Carnamah in 1920 to Miss Janet McDougall Lang, by whom he is survived together with one son-Mr. A. M. ("Sandy") McGilp, of Coorow-and one daughter in Mrs. A. G. Hirst, of Coorow, another son (Mr. Angus Nicol McGilp) having predeceased his father some years ago. The funeral of the deceased gentleman took place in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Winchester on Saturday afternoon last, and despite heavy rain there was a particularly large assemblage at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Messrs. R. Diamond, G. A. Raffan, E. Chapman, D. McDonald, N. Hyde and P. Morcombe., the casket was borne from the hearse to the grave by Messrs. M. Williams, R. Kerr, R. Bothe and E. Fowler, and the service was conducted by the Rev. E. A. Brice of Geraldton."
[Note: the member of the Mingenew Road Board was Donald Macpherson, not Donald McDonald]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Angus Archibald Nicol McGilp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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