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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Nelson" Archer Leopold Nelson PEARSE

Born 1884 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Son of Francis PEARSE and Emma Anne SNOOK [15]
Married Elizabeth Hilda BOGLE in 1910 [66]
Pastoralist of Yarragadee Station in Mingenew [19]
Committee Member of the Mingenew District Agricultural Society in 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Farmer of Long Valley Farm in Bridgetown in 1946 [61]
Resided of late in Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 2 December 1965; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Congregational, AA, 117) [2]
Also known as Nelson Archer Leopold PEARSE [19]


From The Western Mail newspaper, Saturday 15 October 1938:
Through the Victoria District - Men of Mingenew
"Mr. Nelson Pearse, who was born at Dongara, is managing director of the Yarragadee-Nalbarra Pastoral Company, which holds 100,000 acres in the Mingenew district. This area is largely used for stud stock breeding, and as a relief property for the two station properties in the Murchison, which aggregate 750,000 acres. His father, Mr. Francis Pearse, who owned a store in the district for some time, purchased Yarragadee in the 90's, and imported pure Koonoona stud sheep from South Australia. This stud has carried on ever since. Mr. Pearse is president of the Mingenew Agricultural Society, and has been a member of the road board for the last three years. He is interested in local polo, tennis and golf clubs. The three properties are carrying about 30,000 sheep. Yarragadee won the Pindawa gold cup at the Morawa Show by gaining the most points in the sheep section."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Archer Leopold Nelson Pearse' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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