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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Arthur Henry SWEETAPPLE

Born 2 April 1892 in Collingwood, Victoria, Australia [16] [54]
Son of Alfred Henry SWEETAPPLE and Lilian HEGINBOTHAM [54]
Married Violet Mary DILLON in Perth in 1915 [66]
Captain of the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse Regiment during the First World War [18]
Worked in the Lands Department of the Midland Railway Company's office in Perth[34]
Purchased 1,000 acres of virgin land in Coorow from the Midland Railway Company on 31 March 1921 [27]
     The 1,000 acres was Lot M1312 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost him £125/2/3 (2/6 per acre), payable by instalments [27]
     Purchased the land under an offer by his employer to sell 1,000 acres of land to their Perth office staff at a nominal price [34]
On 20 June 1925 he purchased another 1,253 acres of virgin land in Coorow from the Midland Railway Company for £313/6/10 [27]
     The 1,253 acres consisted of Victoria Location 1116 and Lots M1311 and M1528 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
     This purchase may also have been through another offer from his employer as it was at roughly half the normal price [27]
Later sold all of his land in Coorow to William H. MELVIN & Sons [3]
During a portion of the 1920s he was the owner of 19 Caron Street in the Carnamah townsite (Lot 27 of Victoria Location 1936) [34]
      He'd purchased the vacant quarter acre 19 Caron Street from Samuel LEAN and by mid 1932 had sold it to Robert MACKIE [3] [34]
His first wife Violet, late of the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley, died at the age of 40 years on 21 January 1934 [2]
Married (2) Kathleen Marion HOOKER in Perth in 1935 [66]
In 1943 he was working as a Secretary and living at Kentucky on Ascot Road in the Perth suburb of Belmont [50]
Lieutenant Colonel W47917 of the Australian Army's Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 6 October 1949; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Henry Sweetapple' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arthur-henry-sweetapple  [ sources ]




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