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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bert" Bertie Woodlands GALLEHAWK

Born 26 December 1892 in Timaru, New Zealand [16]
Son of Hamilton GALLEHAWK and "Adelaide" Thomasina Adelaide ANDERSON [82]
By 1906 had left New Zealand with his parents and shifted to Victoria, Australia [54]
They were living at 31 Williamstown Road in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray in 1909 where his father was Chef [50]
Later left Victoria and shifted with his parents to Western Australia [50]
While working as a Wool Classer resided with his parents on Wilson Street in the Perth suburb of West Leederville 1915-1916 [6] [50]
Later resided with his parents at Overstrand on Harborne Street in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [6] [50]
Purchased a 1,499 acre farm in Carnamah in partnership with his brother Herbert from Henry CHAPMAN on 2 June 1927 [27]
     The 1,499 acres was Lot M1469 of Victoria Location 2023 on the south side of the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [27]
Farmer of Strathcona Farm in Carnamah 1927-1956 [27] [19]
     Farmed the property in partnership with his brother Herbert G. GALLEHAWK as "Gallehawk Bros" and later by himself [3] [19]
     In August 1934 they purchased a new 14 disc Sundercut from the Sunshine Agency in Carnamah [5: 31-Aug-1934]
     Fenced their property in accordance with vermin regulations, and advised the Carnamah District Road Board in 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
     Despite advising the Road Board in 1935 it wasn't until 1937-38 that they began receiving rate reductions for vermin proofing [3]
     They wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in November 1935 complaining about a fence erected by F. W. Gustav LIEBE [5]
          LIEBE had attached a fence to the fence on the south-west corner of their property, and ran the fence across the road [5]
          The Road Board intimated that it was only a temporary fence but decided to write to LIEBE about the matter [5: 22-Nov-1935]
     In October 1936 they advised that wild turnip was prevalent on land to the north and south of their farm [5: 6-Nov-1936]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1937 and 1940 [53]
     They obtained the telephone in 1939 - were telephone number Carnamah-12K [60]
     The telephone was in the name of "Gallehawk Bros" until 1952 and in just his name from 1953 onwards [60]
     Their farmland was rated to "Gallehawk Bros" until 1953 when rates were instead directed to just himself [3]
He had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1928 [53]
Married Evania Daisy GROVE in Perth in 1932 [66]
The local newspaper revealed on 1 June 1934 that a parcel had arrived for him at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 1-Jun-1934]
During the 1936-37 financial year his mother purchased 1,296 acres of farmland in Carnamah from Ernest C. ANDREWS [3]
     The 1,296 acres of farmland consisted of Victoria Locations 6924 and 6927 on the Yarra Yarra Estate [3]
     Also farmed and later owned the 1,296 acres belonging to his mother [P278]
In 1937, 1938 and 1939 he also had a home at 26 First Avenue in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [6]
Financial Member in 1941 and Committee Member 1945-1949 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Private W83511 in Carnamah's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Judge of Wool section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 [13]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs A. J. Louise GERSCH of Carnamah and the Three Springs Cemetery on 24 March 1946 [5: 29-Mar-1946]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1954 [5: 22-Jul-1954]
Said to have been a very good stockman and an expert on sheep and wool [7: page 64]
Farmed and resided in Carnamah until his death in 1956 [2] [19]
Died 2 September 1956; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, KA, 757) [6]
Also known as Bertie Woodlands GALLAHAWK [2] [5]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bertie Woodlands Gallehawk' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/bertie-woodlands-gallehawk [reference list]




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