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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Baxter Diederich BOTHE

Born 12 June 1891 in Walkerville, South Australia [16]
Son of "Heinie" Heinrich Wilhelm BOTHE and "Mina" Eliza Wilhelmina NEWMAN [55]
He was baptised on 6 March 1892 at Saint Andrews' Church in Walkerville, South Australia [33]
At his birth and baptism his middle name was registered as Diederich [33] [55] but later in life he used the spelling Deidrich [2] [16] [50]
Shifted with his parents from South Australia to Western Australia in 1896 [4: 25-Feb-1950]
Educated at the Perth Boys School in Perth, where he won a Book Prize one year [P342]
Farmer in Wagerup, Western Australia [44]
In 1909 travelled from Wagerup to Coorow to inspect prospective land with his brother Charles and Fred KAU [P15]
     He, his brother and their father applied for and were successful in taking up land at Coorow in November 1909 [31: 19-Nov-1909]
     He took up the 160 acre Victoria Location 3956, his brother Victoria Location 3960 and their father Victoria Location 3957 [31]
     All three blocks were priced at 10 shillings per acre and had opened for selection the previous month [9: 22-Oct-1909]
Settled in Coorow with his parents, sister May and brother Charlie in 1910 [5: 29-Nov-1935] [110]
Farmer in Coorow from 1910 until his death in 1950 [1] [19] [110]
Farmer and Grazier in Coorow in partnership with his brother Charles C. BOTHE as "Bothe Bros" 1915-1925 [27] [44]
     From 1910 to 1914 he was the owner of 158 acres, his brother Charles 224 acres and their father 246 acres in Coorow [44]
     They farmed their 1,222 acres (Victoria Locations 3956, 3960 and 6619) and their father's 246 acre Victoria Location 3957 [44]
     By 1911, after 12 months in Coorow, they had cleared and cropped 60 acres, erected five miles of fencing and sunk a dam [338]
     They planned 300 acres of crop in 1912 and were described enthusiastically as "saplings barely out of their teens" [388: 26-Aug-1911]
     Around 1914 they applied but then cancelled an application to take up the 300 acre Victoria Location 5970 in Coorow [86: 21-Jul-1914]
     In February 1916 they sold 50 bags of Gluyas wheat to the Midland Railway Company [34]
     The Midland Railway Company paid them £48/7/-, or 8/- an acre, to strip 119 acres of crop on Lot M963 in Coorow in 1916 [34]
     In 1917 had 450 acres of wheat crop - the third highest acreage in crop for the Coorow district that year [10: 19-Jun-1917]
     "These men are very good farmers" was the comment of a Midland Railway Company official in 1918 [34]
     Extended their farmland with three purchases of land in Coorow from the Midland Railway Company [27]
          Purchased the 1,101 acre Lot M1068 of Victoria Location 2023 for £770/19/7 (14/- per acre) on 11 October 1918 [27]
          Purchased the 1,477 acre Lot M1142 of Victoria Location 2023 for £923/7/4 (12/6 per acre) on 10 February 1919 [27]
          Purchased 800 acres in Lots M960 and M962 of Victoria Location 2023 for £2400 (£3 per acre) on 29 June 1922 [27]
          Lots M1068 and M1142 were purchased as virgin bush, while Lots M960 and M962 were developed farmland [27]
     They purchased an Essex car in March 1923, which contained licence plate MI-20 and later CA-25 [81: 25-Mar-1923] [325]
     In 1923 they used 150 pounds of superphosphate to the acre on their wheat crops [10: 6-Mar-1924]
     Bothe Bros won 1st prizes for Early Cabbage and Swedes at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
     By mid 1924 they had also purchased the 390 acre Victoria Location 7246, which took their farmland to a total of 5236 acres [44]
     Appear to have dissolved their partnership in 1925, when they split their farmland between themselves [3] [27] [44]
          He took 2,959 acres (Victoria Locations 3956, 3957, 3960, 6619, 7246 and Lot M1068 of Victoria Location 2023) [27]
          His brother Charles became the owner of 2,277 acre (Lots M960, M962 and M1142 of Victoria Location 2023) [27]
Attended and competed in the Coorow Football Club's Annual Sports Day held in Coorow on 30 September 1913 [9: 10-Oct-1913]
     He came 2nd in Hop Step & Jump, 2nd in the Obstacle Race and a close 2nd in the Half-mile Running Handicap [9: 10-Oct-1913]
Purchased his first tractor in 1918 - which was a belt-driven single cylinder diesel model [193]
In 1920 he was the first person to own a car in Coorow [110]
Married Blanche Amelia BROAD on 28 July 1923 at Saint George's Cathedral in Perth [10: 16-Aug-1923]
     Following their marriage they held their wedding reception with fifty guests at the Piccadilly Reception Rooms in Perth [10]
     After their wedding reception they left by motor car to spend their honeymoon in Kalamunda [10]
Member of the Coorow Hall Committee - was Chairman in 1923 [9: 23-Feb-1923]
He and his brother Charles each purchased new Model 501 Fiat cars in Perth during October 1925 [225: 17-Oct-1925]
     His Fiat car was registered with the Carnamah District Road Board and contained licence plate CA-145 until 1926-27 [325]
     In July 1926 he purchased a new Bean speed truck and in 1926-27 it contained his CA-145 licence plate [225: 11-Jul-1926] [325]
     "Farmers find the Bean handy for conveying seed wheat, fertilisers, etc., to the farm and... getting the crop to barn and siding" [225]
Farmer of Inglewood Farm in Coorow [19]
By 1931 his farm was 5,024 acres in size and consisted of Victoria Locations 3058, 3355, 3370, 3483, 3956, 3957, [3]
      3960, 5648, 7246, 7513, 7517, 7528, 7581, 8551, 8552, 6619, part of 2997 and Lot M1068 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Attended the Coorow Farmers' Progress Association's Picnic & Sports Meeting in Coorow on 7 October 1911 [39: 12-Oct-1911]
     Won the Pillow Fight with his brother Charles coming second, and together he and Charles won the Siamese Race [39]
He and his brother advertised in The West Australian newspaper in 1918 that they were wanting to buy a Staghound dog [39: 4-May-1918]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
     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]
     He stated he'd been in Coorow for 18 years and that the local population had soared 300% in the preceding three years [10]
     The petition and testimonies given proved successful, with a hotel license approved for Coorow later in May 1929 [10: 29-May-1929]
Served on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the Coorow Ward 1929-1933 and 1935-1950 [7: page 111]
     Vice Chairman of the Carnamah District Road Board from 1929 to 1933 [7: page 111]
     Following the resignation of the Coorow Member in mid 1935 he was elected unopposed on 9 July 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
     Attended his first meeting of his second term on the Carnamah District Road Board on Wednesday 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
     Represented the Carnamah Road Board at the Vermin Conference of Road Boards in Moora on 20 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     He was re-elected unopposed as the Member for Coorow in 1936 and in 1947 [5: 10-Apr-1936, 4-Apr-1947]
     He was unanimously elected Vice Chairman in 1946 and held the post until at least 1949 [5: 18-Sep-1946, 6-Jun-1947, 19-May-1949]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club - was Chairman in 1929-30 [4: 31-Aug-1929]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from 1929 to 1937 [109] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Member in 1930 and Chairman in 1934 of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Progress Association [4: 4-Oct-1930] [5: 16-Mar-1934, 8-Jun-1934]
With Kenneth E. JONES interviewed the Minister for Health about the establishment of a hospital in Coorow in 1930 [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Attended and spoke at the Welcome Home held in Coorow for Dr. W. P. SHANAHAN on 13 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Won the Royal Agricultural Society's 50 acre Crop Competition for Zone 1 in 1930 [4: 13-Dec-1930]
Over the 1930-31 summer he allowed the public to swim in a pool of water on his farm in Coorow [4: 13 & 20-Dec-1930]
     The pool became very popular on weekends, and on the first weekend of December 1930 there were four canoes at the pool [4]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1932-1939 and 1946-1948; donated 10/6 to the Society in 1932 [13]
In 1932 was the owner of a Fiat car and a Bean truck with licence plates CA-25 and CA-145 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Foundation Treasurer and Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1932 [4: 9-Apr-1932]
     Committee Member 1933-1939, President in 1937 and Treasurer 1945-1949 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 10-Nov-1933, 20-Nov-1936, 20-Apr-1945] [150]
     Provided a revolver and a sheep for the Weight Guessing Competition at the Society's Annual Show in 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
In July 1932 was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Magisterial District [4: 30-Jul-1932] [5: 29-Jul-1932]
     As a Justice of the Peace presided as Magistrate at criminal and traffic cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court [22]
     Presided over his first case at the Carnamah Police Court on 3 February 1950 [22]
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]
Exhibited and won prizes in five sections of the inaugural Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for a Broad Mare in the Horse section and for a Jersey Cow in the Cattle section [5: 16-Sep-1932]
     In Grain & Fodder won 1st prizes for Merredin Wheat, Wheat (open) and 2nd prizes for Oats, Oaten Chaff and Wheaten Chaff [5]
     Won 2nd prizes for Southdown Ram and Three Fat Lambs in the Sheep section; and 2nd for female Black Orpington in Poultry [5]
The following week, on Thursday 15 September 1932, exhibited a number of items in the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Won 2nd prize for Three Fat Lambs Suitable for Export in the Sheep section and 2nd for Oats in the Grain & Fodder section [5]
     Awarded 1st prizes for both Jersey Cow and All Round Dairy Cow in the Cattle section [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Carrots and for the Best Collection of Vegetables and also for Peas in the Vegetable section [5]
A week later, on Thursday 22 September 1932, exhibited in three sections of Three Springs Agricultural Show [5: 30-Sep-1932]
     Won 1st and 2nd for Jersey Cow, 2nd for Dairy Cow, 1st for White Oats, 1st for Parsnips and 2nd for Collection of Vegetables [5]
     A week later again won 1st and 2nd prizes for Jersey Cows at the Agricultural Show in Three Springs [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
With a plot of Bencubbin wheat came 3rd in the Carnamah Agricultural Society's 50 acre crop competition in 1932 [5: 20-Jan-1933]
Served on the Growers Council of the Wheat Pool of Western Australia in 1932 [529: 16-Dec-1932]
Attended the Valedictory Dinner tendered to Alexander B. GLOSTER at the Coorow Hotel on Monday 3 July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Member of Coorow's Maley Park Management Committee in 1933 [5: 23-Dec-1932]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Entered the Fat Lamb Marketing Competition at the sale yards in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in 1933 [39: 24-Aug-1933]
     His 35 prime lambs aged 14 weeks recorded the highest prize and scored 88 points, which was the highest recorded [39]
     The lambs were from Border Leicester cross ewes by Southdown rams [39]
Exhibited in five sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Society's Second Annual Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5]
     Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Jersey Cow and Best Dairy Cow in the Cattle section; also won 1st and 2nd for Sheep Skins [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for a Bushel of Oats and 2nd prize for a Sheaf of Green Oats for Hay in the Grain & Fodder section [5]
     In the Sheep section won 1st for Dorset Horn Ram, 3 Fat Lambs and 3 Lambs suitable for export, 2nd for Southdown Ram, [5]
     1st and 2nd for Southdown Ewe; also won 2nd prize for a Draught Mare of Gelding in the Horse section [5: 15-Sep-1933]
The next week, on Thursday 14 September 1933, exhibited in four sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st prizes for Jersey Cow, Potatoes and White Oats; received both 1st and 2nd prizes for Onions [5]
     Also won 2nd prizes for Dairy Cow, Southdown Ram, Three Fat Lambs Down breed and Sheaf of Green Oats for Hay [5]
The following week, on Thursday 21 September 1933, exhibited in five sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     In the Cattle section received 1st prize for Dairy Cow, 2nd for Jersey Cow, and both 1st and 2nd for Best Butter Fat Yield [5]
     Won 1st prize for Dorset Horn Ram, 2nd for Three Fat Lambs and 2nd for Sheep Skin in Full Wool [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for White Oats in the Grain & Fodder section; and 1st for Potatoes and 2nd for Onions in Vegetables [5]
Paid the Carnamah District Road Board 5/- on 7 August 1933 for two gate licenses allowing gates to go over roads [300: page 19]
Won the trophy for "three lambs suited for the London market" in the Sheep section of the 1933 Royal Show in Perth [5: 20-Oct-1933]
In October 1933 purchased a new Sunshine harvester [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Received 1st prize for Zone 1 in the Royal Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition in 1933 [5: 22-Dec-1933]
     In 1934 won the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50 acre Crop Competition with a plot of Bencubbin wheat [5: 21-Dec-1934]
     The same plot of Bencubbin wheat also won him 1st prize for Zone 1 of the Royal Agricultural Society's crop competition [5]
Attended the Annual Ratepayers meeting of the Carnamah District Road Board in Carnamah in February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
The Carnamah District Road Board paid him £2/10/- on 24 April 1934 for the hire of a sulky and a plough [300: page 27]
Loaned machinery and spent considerable time helping make the Coorow Rifle Range in July 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Won the President's Cup and W. H. Melvin Trophy at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
     Won 1st prizes for a Kelpie Sheep Dog/Bitch and for a Dorset Horn Ram; and 2nd for a Sheep Skin and a Thoroughbred Mare [5]
     Received 1st prizes for Medium Strong White Mid-season Wheat, White Oats and Oaten Chaff in the Grain & Fodder section [5]
     In the Cattle section was awarded 1st prize for a Jersey Heifer and 1st and 2nd prizes for the Best Dairy Cow of Any Breed [5]
     Awarded 2nd prizes in the Cattle section for Jersey Cow, Illawarra Shorthorn Cow, Illawarra Shorthorn Bull and Best Bull [5]
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 Official Opening of the Coorow Rifle Club's Rifle Range on Saturday 8 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Organiser of a display from the Coorow-Waddy Forest district in a pavilion at the Perth Royal Show in 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Exhibited in the Grain section of the Royal Show in Perth in 1934 and was awarded 1st prize for Oats [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club - was President in 1935 and 1936 [5: 17-May-1935, 27-Mar-1936]
     Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf links in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
     Declared the Coorow Golf Club's links officially open at their 1936 season Opening Day on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1935 and 1936, and a Committee Member in 1937-38 [5: 1-Nov-1935, 31-Jul-1936, 30-Jul-1937]
Exhibited in the Horse, Cattle, Wool, Vegetable and Grain & Fodder sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5]
     Awarded four 1st prizes for Wheaten Hay, Oaten Hay, Sheepskin, and Jersey Cow [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Received nine 2nd prizes for Best Pony 14 hands or under, Beetroot, Yearling Draught Colt/Filly, Best Dairy Cow, [5]
     Illawarra Shorthorn Cow, Illawarra Shorthorn Bull, Strong Wool Merino Fleece, Australian Strong White Wheat and White Oats [5]
Won 2nd prize for Australian Premium Wheat at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Sold eight bales of wool at 13d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Oversaw the fencing of the Coorow West Road for the Carnamah District Road Board during the last months of 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Coorow Rifle Club's Grand Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 26 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
In November 1935 sold one of his horses to the Police Department via Carnamah constable Alan O. FIEBIG [88]
Won the Nail Driving Competition at the Coorow-Waddy Sports & Dance in Coorow on Saturday 9 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Sold 14 pigs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 13 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
     The 14 pigs consisted of 2 sold at £1/6/-, 1 at £1/15/-, 2 at £1/11/6, 3 at £1/1/6, 2 at £1/7/6, and 4 at 14/6 per head [5]
Among those who met with the Commonwealth Grants Commission in Carnamah and Coorow on 21 November 1935 [5: 22 & 29-Nov-1935]
Sold four bales of wool at 16d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at a Wool Sale in Perth on 25 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Came 5th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition in 1935, with a plot of Sutton wheat [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Proposed the toast at the 21st birthday of his niece Olive W. KAU at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Represented the Carnamah District Road Board in a deputation to the General Manager of the Midland Railway Company [5: 24-Jan-1936]
      The deputation took place at the office of Joseph J. POYNTON in Perth on 27 January 1936 and was about rail stock trucks [5]
After spending a fortnight in Perth he returned to Coorow on Thursday 6 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Along with his brother Charles held a Surplus Sale on Charles' Glenfield Farm in Coorow at 12 p.m. on Friday 28 February 1936 [5]
     They were curtailing their farming operations and held the sale to sell off surplus livestock, farming plant and machinery [5]
     Sold 35 Draught horses consisting of mares, geldings, fillies, yearlings, foals and hacks; 13 of which they'd bred themselves [5]
     Sold ten cattle consisting of nine cows and heifers, and the pedigree milking strain Shorthorn bull named Polaris Prince [5]
     Sold 500 Merino ewes between 2½ and 4½ years which were mated to Border Leicester rams, and 100 wethers and hoggets [5]
     Plant and Machinery up for sale included a 10-foot McKay harvester, two 16-run Massey combines, 16-run McKay combine, [5]
     35-tyne McKay cultivator, 15-tyne Standard scarifier, 12-disc Shearer twin disc plough, 12-disc Sun General twin disc plough, [5]
     6-furrow Shearer mouldboard plough, I.H.C. steel wheel lorry, 7-ton wagon, 20-run Massey disc drill, 8-foot Mitchell drill, [5]
     21-run Massey Harris drill, Horwood Bagshaw header, 6-furrow McKay disc plough, 4-furrow Shearer mouldboard plough, [5]
     17-run 12-furrow twin Shearer mouldboard skim plough, 10-disc Shearer cultivating plough, 30-tyne McKay cultivator, [5]
     8½-inch mouth Salmon chaffcutter, Eclipse feed grinder, two sets of Shearer drill harrows, two 10-horse McKay leading sets, [5]
     4-ton Trewhella jack, set of 8 McKay harrows, hay rake, two 10-horse sets of swingle trees and spreader bars, [5]
     1½-horsepower Lister engine, 4½-horsepower Lister engine, and harness and chains for 25 horses [5: 14 & 21-Feb-1936, 6-Mar-1936]
     Their sale attracted a "record attendance" of buyers from as far away as Northampton and Goomalling who paid top prices [5]
Purchased a new 16/33 Horwood Bagshaw rigid tyne combine from Westralian Farmers Ltd in March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
     As President of the Coorow Golf Club he thanked the Carnamah Club for a pleasant day's sport and enjoyable refreshments [5]
Attended the meeting in Carnamah on 6 May 1936 at which the North Midlands Stud Breeders Association was formed [5: 8-May-1936]
Sold seven baconers through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 8 July 1936 - 1 at £2/11/- and 6 at £3/2/6 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range in Three Springs on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-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]
A shearing record for the Coorow-Waddy Forest districts was claimed to have been set on his farm on 1 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     On that day R. C. GILES and J. N. PRENDERGAST shore 323 sheep, and had regularly shorn over 300 sheep in one day [5]
     Later that month the record was rivalled in the Morawa district when two shearers shore 401 sheep in eight hours [5: 2-Oct-1936]
He was the second most successful exhibitor of the agricultural sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Awarded 1st for Australian Strong White Wheat, 1st and 2nd for Malting Barley, 2nd for Oaten Hay, and 2nd for White Oats [5]
     Won 1st for Best Pony 14 hands or under in Ring Events, and in Cattle won 1st and 2nd for Jersey Cow and 2nd for Dairy Cow [5]
Awarded 1st prize for Australian Premier Wheat and 2nd prize for Oats at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936]
    The next week he won 1st prize for White Oats at the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Sold one baconer at £3/10/6 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 7 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Won 1st prize for Australian Premier Strong White Wheat for Zone 2 at the Perth Royal Show in 1936 [5: 16-Oct-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]
Tied for 8th place in the Royal Agricultural Society's Perpetual Executors Export Lamb Competition in 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
     He received a score of 92 out of 100, which was only five points less than the winner [39: 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 Angus A. N. MCGILP of Waddy Forest; and William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah; [5]
     Frank R. BRYANT, Walter G. FENNELL, W. Frank FENNELL and C. Jock BRAYNT of Marchagee; David TODD, [5]
     William J. GAUNT, Donald S. GRANT, George HUTCHCRAFT, Fred BINGHAM and John S. READ of Coorow [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 Angus A. N. MCGILP returned home in MCGILP's car on Thursday 18 February 1937 [5]
Decided to switch to tractor power so held a Surplus Sale at his InglewoodFarm in Coorow on Thursday 25 February 1937 [5]
     At the sale, conducted by Elder Smith & Co Ltd, he sold 22 horses, 240 sheep, 10 cattle and some farm plant and machinery [5]
     The horses were "in excellent condition, well grown and weighty farm sorts," the younger of which he had bred himself [5]
     The horses consisted of eight Draught geldings, six Draught fillies and six Draught mares, blood mare with colt foal at foot, and [5]
     the Clydesdale stallion "Yorkdale Glen" by "Koojan Glen" while the sheep were 100 crossbred ewes mated to Southdown rams [5]
     and 140 Merino ewes of 1½, 2½ and 3½ years mated to Border Leicester rams; and the 10 head of cattle consisted of [5]
     two pedigree A.I.S. bulls aged four and two years, one pedigree A.I.S. cow aged five years, four fat steers and heifers, [5]
     prize winning Jersey cow with calf due in May/July, and two Jersey/Shorthorn cross cows due to have their second calves [5]
     Plant and Machinery, no longer needed in switching from horses to tractors, included harness for 20 horses, two wagon saddles, [5]
     three sets of leading chains and spiders, 20 sets of plough chains, 3-ton spring table-top wagon ideal for hay carting, [5]
     8-horse set McKay Tandem roller chains, 30 single and double swings, 8-horse set McKay tandem swings, [5]
     quantity of swings and eveners, King of Road sulky harness and traces, and numerous sundries [5: 19-Feb-1937]
His farmhouse was telephone number Coorow-4 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Borrowed the Carnamah District Road Board's grader to remove sand from his fences after bad dust storms in early 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Advertised "Wanted" in April 1937 a general employee to assist with all duties with wages of 15/- per week [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended his father's surprise 75th birthday in Coorow on Tuesday evening 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Played for the defeated Married Men in a cricket match against Single Men in Coorow on Sunday 11 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Obtained the exceptional price of 29/7 per head for Southdown cross lambs at the first export lamb sale in Coorow in 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Exhibited in the Sheep and Grain & Fodder sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Awarded 1st prizes for shorn Southdown Ram and Australian Strong White Wheat, and 2nd for Southdown Ram [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Travelled to Perth on 20 September 1937 and returned to Coorow the next day after purchasing a new Vauxhall Sedan car [5: 24-Sep-1937]
District Representative for Coorow for the Coastal Districts' Display at the Perth Royal Show in 1939 [150]
Won a number of prizes in the Grain section of the 1939 Perth Royal Show [0: image 03858]
Member of the Coorow Home Guard in 1941 [4: 9-Aug-1941]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Private in the local Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Offered two 1944 drop Southdown rams for sale at the annual stock sale in Carnamah on 31 August 1945 [5: 24-Aug-1945]
Auctioneer of the exhibits at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Red Cross Flower and Vegetable Show on 8 September 1945 [5: 21-Sep-1945]
Patron of the Coorow Football Club in 1946 [5: 3-May-1946]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of former Winchester farmer John M. HAIG at the Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5: 10-May-1946]
Spoke on behalf of Coorow at the farewell dance for railway stationmaster West CHAPMAN on 7 August 1946 [5: 16-Aug-1946]
Exhibited in the 9th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held in Coorow on 5 September 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
     He was awarded 2nd prize for Two Crossbred Fleeces in the Wool section [5]
     In the Farmers' Classes for Sheep he won 2nd for Pen of Three Export Lambs sired by Southdown ram, [5]
     2nd for Pen of Three Ewes suitable for breeding export lambs and 3rd for Pen of Three Export Lambs [5]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Mary GRONOW of Waddy Forest at the Winchester Cemetery in 1945 [5: 24-Aug-1945]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Coorow retiree Thomas BONHAM at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah in 1945 [5: 24-Aug-1945]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee - was Treasurer in 1945 [0: image 04320]
"B. D. Bothe & Sons" exhibited Southdown sheep at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show in 1945 [5: 21-Sep-1945]
     They won 1st for Ram over 1½ years, which was also the Champion Ram, and 1st for Ram under 1½ years bred by exhibitor [5]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Primary Producers' Association (P.P.A.) in 1945 and 1946 [5: 19-Jan-1945, 7-May-1946]
     In 1946 represented Coorow at the conferences of the P.P.A. the Farmers' Union of WA [5: 19-Jul-1946, 2-Aug-1946]
     Donated £10 to the Wheat Fighting Fund set up by the Primary Producers' Association in 1946 [5: 30-Aug-1946]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Waddy Forest farmer Price W. HUNT at the Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Sheep Breeder of the "Coorow Park" Southdown Stud in 1946 and 1947 [150]
     He is said to have established his Southdown Sheep Stud in the 1930s [193]
     "Selected and Flock Rams - Coorow Park Southdowns are noted for breeding the ideal export type of lamb" [150]
     "For Particulars Apply to B. D. Bothe or Recognised Stock Agent" [150]
Representative in Coorow for Bankers & Traders Insurance Company Limited in 1946 and 1947 [150]
    "Transacts All Classes of Insurance - Fire, Growing Crops (Fire and Hail), Motor Vehicle, Compulsory Third Party, Personal [150]
      Accident, Workers' Compensation, Pluvius (Rain), etc. etc. - Local Representative - Baxter D. Bothe, Phone No. 4, Coorow [150]
     Insure with this progressive Australian Company and ensure that your premiums stay and circulate in Australia" [150]
Inaugural Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of Farmers' Union of Western Australia in December 1946 [5: 20-Dec-1946]
     Remained a member until at least 1949 and in that year donated £5 to the Farmers' Union Appeal Fund [4: 18-Mar-1950] [5: 1-Sep-1949]
Spoke on behalf of Coorow citizens at the farewell to departing Carnamah bank manager Dick GELL on 26 March 1947 [5: 4-Apr-1947]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Maude GREENWOOD of Waddy Forest at the Winchester Cemetery in 1947 [5: 19-Apr-1947]
Spoke in favour of a new school for Coorow with politicians Arthur F. WATTS and David BRAND on 15 July 1947 [5: 18-Jul-1947]
Exhibitor at the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show Show held in Coorow on 4 September 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Won two 1st prizes in the Poultry section for Male Bronze Wing Turkey and Female Bronze Wing Turkey [5]
     In Sheep won 1st for Pen of Three Lambs suitable for export by Southdown ram and 2nd for Southdown Ram bred by exhibitor [5]
"B. D. Bothe & Sons" won the Zone 1 State Crop Competition in 1947 and came 2nd in the State Championship in 1948 [5: 9-Apr-1948]
Member of Coorow Golf Club 1947-1949 - was President in 1948 and 1949 [5: 9-May-1947, 23-Apr-1948, 14-Apr-1949]
Attended a meeting of the Carnamah-Winchester and Coorow-Marchagee Fire Brigades on 27 February 1948 [5: 5-Mar-1948]
Member of the Coorow Progress Association - was President in 1948 [5: 23-Apr-1948]
Prizewinner at the 11th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held in Coorow on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     He surpassed his 1947 effort and won 1st and 2nd prizes for both Male Bronze Wing Turkey and Female Bronze Wing Turkey [5]
     In Sheep he received two 1st prizes for Fat Lamb for Export and for Three Lambs suitable for export by Southdown ram [5]
     For the Fat Lamb for Export he received the trophy that he'd donated! [5]
Judged the Vegetable section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's shows in 1948 and 1949 [5: 16-Sep-1948, 15-Sep-1949]
He was one of three judges of the Sheep section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1948 [5: 30-Sep-1948]
Competed and donated two spoons to be won at the opening of the Coorow Rifle Range on 6 August 1949 [5: 11 & 18-Aug-1949]
Spoke for Coorow at the farewell for Elder Smith & Co manager Keith BALL in Carnamah on 13 September 1949 [5: 22-Sep-1949]
Father of Richard and Lloyd [1]
Died 22 February 1950 in Coorow; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row D, Plot 12) [1]
His estate was valued for probate at £15,560/7/8 to the benefit of his wife and two sons, as directed in his will [39: 3-Oct-1950]

From The South Australian Chronicle newspaper , Saturday 20 June 1891:
"BOTHE. – On the 12 June, at Hampstead Hotel, the wife of H.W. Bothe, of a son."

From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 23 February 1950:
Pioneer's Death at Coorow
"Carnamah, Feb 22: The death occurred today, at the age of 58 years, of Mr Baxter D. Bothe, the vice-chairman of the Carnamah Road Board. Since 1929 apart from a two year break, he had been the representative of the Coorow ward on the board. The late Mr Bothe, who with his brother and parents, was one of the earliest settlers at Coorow, had always been a prominent worker for the welfare and progress of the district. He was a member of the West Australian Barley Board and treasurer and a past president of the Coorow Agricultural Society. At the time of his death he was president of the Coorow golf and tennis clubs."

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 25 February 1950:
Death of Mr. B. D. Bothe - Well Known Coorow Farmer - Man of Many Interests
"Widely known in the North Midland, Mr. Baxter Dietrich Bothe (58), of "Inglewood" Farm, near the township of Coorow, collapsed at his residence last Wednesday morning and died. He had intended to leave that day on a holiday. Deceased is survived by his widow and two sons. Resident about forty years in the [Coorow] district, the late Mr. Bothe was a man of wide interests. Born in Adelaide, he reached Western Australia as a small boy in 1896. A successful wheat and sheep grower and noted as a lamb breeder, he took numerous prizes at agricultural shows - particularly in the sheep as well as the grain and fodder sections. Illustrative of his community outlook was his association with a variety of organisations. At the time of his demise he was vice-chairman of the Carnamah Road Board - a position to which he was elected to in 1946. He was a member of the Board - save for a period of two years - since May, 1929, representing the Coorow Ward. The late Mr. Bothe was President of the Coorow Golf Club and the Coorow Tennis Club and honorary treasurer and past president of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society and, in addition, a member of the West Australian Barley Board. With his brother and his late parents he was one of the earliest settlers at Coorow, where - both for his fine personal qualities and his unflagging efforts to advance the interests of the district - his loss will be keenly felt. The funeral took place at the Winchester cemetery on Thursday afternoon."

From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 27 February 1950:
"Mr Baxter D. Bothe, a well known farmer of Coorow, who died suddenly at his home last week, was a successful exhibitor in the Royal Agricultural Society’s annual crop competition from 1926 to 1947, gaining many trophies. In 1948 and 1949 he won trophies for fat lamb breeding. He arrived in Coorow in 1910 and took a prominent part in community affairs."

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Thursday 2 March 1950:
Vale the Late B. D. Bothe
"The death occurred very suddenly on Wednesday morning February 22 of Mr. Baxter Diedrich Bothe (58) of Inglewood Farm, Coorow. The deceased is survived by his widow and two sons. The late Mr. Bothe was one of the earliest settlers in the district, being president of the Coorow Golf Club and Coorow Tennis Club and past president of the Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society and also a member of the Westralian Barley Board. With the exception of a short period of two years Mr. Bothe had represented Coorow Ward on the Carnamah Road Board since 1929. The death of the late Mr. Bothe will be keenly felt throughout the district and sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Bothe and her family in their sad loss. The funeral took place the following afternoon at Winchester Cemetery the Rev. Gunning and Rev. Northern officiating. The carriers were: J. F. Thomas, P. W. Johnson. H. E. Jones and W. T. White. The bearers were D. Brand, M.L.A., F. Lucas, A. McGilp, F. R. Bryant, A. C. Bierman, C. Gronow, K. E. Jones and P. T. Morcombe."

From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 25 March 1950:
Bereavement Notice
"The wife and sons, Richard and Lloyd, daughter-in-law Pauline, of the late BAXTER DEIDRICH BOTHE of Inglewood Coorow, W.A., desire to sincerely thank all kind relatives and friends for letters, cards, telegrams, beautiful floral tributes (that were so numerous that some addresses are unknown), also personal expressions of sympathy in the sudden sad loss of their very dearly beloved husband and father; especially do they wish to thank Mrs Pearce Taplin, of Coorow, Rev. F.W. Gunning, of Scarborough and all kind relatives and friends who travelled hundreds of miles to be at the graveside. Will all please accept this as a personal expression of their deep gratitude."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Baxter Diederich Bothe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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