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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Charles Brazier BURN

Born 1903 in Durham, England [21]
Son of John Johnson BURN and Elizabeth YOUNG [21]
His parents, who married in 1900, were living in Gateshead, Durham England in 1901 where his father was an Iron Turner [20] [21]
In 1914 his aunt Edith and uncle James E. HUNTER immigrated to Western Australia to purchase a Ready-Made Farm [34]
He departed London, England on the steamship Hobsons Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 29 November 1928 [63]
By 1929 he was living with his aunt Edith and uncle James HUNTER on their Wylam Farm in Winchester [19]
Farmer of Wylam Farm in Winchester, Western Australia 1929-1947 [19]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held fortnightly in Winchester in August and September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Participant in the Winchester Dingo Hunt of 1932 which resulted in a frequently seen dingo meeting its end [4]
Along with his aunt and uncle travelled to Perth for a short holiday on Sunday 11 February 1934 [5: 16-Feb-1934]
Attended the Party at the home of William & Susan PETHICK on Petan Farm in Winchester on Saturday 14 July 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
After spending a holiday in Perth he returned to Winchester on Wednesday 13 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Proxy for his uncle at the deputation that met with the Carnamah District Road Board on Wednesday 22 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
     Along with five Winchester farmers met with the Board to discuss the inadequacy of the facilities at the Winchester Well [5]
     He said the well contained an almost unlimited supply, but it had taken him up to three hours to get 200 gallons of water [5]
     The Board wouldn't put an engine at the well, but did agree to install a trough and put the pump, buckets and windlass in order [5]
Inherited Wylam Farm following the death of both his uncle and aunt James and Edith HUNTER in 1936 [P89]
The farm was 1,968 acres in size and consisted of Lots M917, M920, M1039 and M1058 of Victoria Locations 1936 and 2022 [27]
Following the death of his uncle and aunt he received a letter of sympathy from the Carnamah District Road Board [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Married "Nell" Ellen Winifred CHAPMAN in Perth in 1936 [66]
Sold eight bales of wool through Westralian Farmers Ltd in 1936 - three bales at 16¼d. and five bales at 15d. per pound [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Advertised "LOST" 100 ewes branded K4E in The North Midland Times newspaper on 18 June 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
On 22 June 1937 reported to the Carnamah Police Station that 100 of his ewes had either been stolen or strayed [88]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1937-1946 [13]
Member of the Winchester Fire Control Committee in 1939 [0: image 03880]
Due to ill-health the farm was later worked by his brother-in-law Harry CHAPMAN[P89]
Paid a 12/6 Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in 1941 for helping to control vermin by killing five foxes [416: page 40]
Passed away at the age of about 45 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [0: image 02983]
Father of Stanley and Betty [14]
Died 19 September 1947 in Three Springs WA; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row E, Plot 11) [1] [14]
Rev. Gilbert S. FOSS officiated at his funeral, which was undertaken by H. KNIGHT, both of Three Springs [1]
Following his death his wife became the freehold owner of Wylam Farm in Winchester [3]

From The North Midlands Times newspaper, Friday 26 June 1936:
"Mr. Charles Burn, of 'Wylam Farm,' Winchester, wishes to thank friends and the members of the Carnamah Road Board for letters, telegrams and personal expressions of sympathy in the recent sad loss of his late Uncle and Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hunter, of Winchester. Will all please accept this as a personal and sincere expression of gratitude."

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 26 September 1947:
The Late Chas. Burn
"Mr. Chas. Burn, farmer of Winchester, died at the Three Springs Hospital on September 19. The funeral took place at Winchester on September 21, with Mr. H. H. Knight in charge of the funeral arrangements. The Rev. Foss officiated at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Messrs. G. A. Raffan, G. B. Raffan, E. Griffith and G. Atkinson."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Brazier Burn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 February 2024 from [reference list]

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