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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harry" Charles Henry MARTIN

Born 17 December 1891 in Orroroo, South Australia [55]
Son of Charles MARTIN and Ellen LEE [55]
Married Alicia Ware FRANCIS on 19 March 1914 in Maitland, South Australia [55]
Farmer in Bald Hills, Queensland, Australia in 1915 [50]
On 18 December 1925 he purchased from Edward W. BELL a 1,713 acre farm in Winchester, Western Australia [61] [76]
The 1,713 acres consisted of Lots M924 and M1221 of Victoria Location 1937, the first of which had been a Ready-Made Farm [27] [61]
Farmer of Lurnea Farm in Winchester 1927-1929 [6] [25] [53] [80: 5-Dec-1929]
     By June 1927 he was living on his farm in Winchester [53]
     The farm was four miles east of Winchester and bounded both Burns Road and the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [10: 17-Apr-1929] [62]
     His wife and children left Maitland, South Australia and shifted to the farm in Winchester in 1928 [25]
     He had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son from 1927 to 1929 [53]
     His sons Ralph and John both attended the Winchester State School [25]
After leasing out his farm at Winchester he held a clearing sale on the property at 2 p.m. on Friday 26 April 1929 [10: 17-Apr-1929]
     At the sale 570 sheep were offered for sale - 446 pregnant ewes, 90 Merino lambs, 30 crossbred lambs, four Dorset Horn rams [10]
     Other livestock that was up for auction were two horses, a cow, 20 fowls and two sheepdogs [10]
     His plant and machinery consisted of a 17/28 Twin City tractor with extension steering and lighting outfit, State Imperial grader, [10]
     12-disc Clarence Smith plough, 13-disc Clarence Smith cultivator, set of 10 leaf harrows with centre wheel, 10-foot scrub roller, [10]
     8-foot McKay header with tractor hitch, spring cart, saddles, collars, hames, winkers, four sets of trace chains, 18-foot of troughing, [10]
     ball tap, 650 and 200-gallon tanks, netting, wire, blacksmith's forge, 5-gallon drum of boiled Linseed Oil and a tin of Carbide [10]
     Also sold produce consisting of 26 bags of Algerian seed oats, eight bags of feed oats, 20 bags of screenings and 10 tonnes of hay [10]
Along with his wife and children he returned to South Australia in 1929 [25] and resided in Maitland, South Australia during the 1930s [3]
     He was in Carnamah during the fourth week of July 1933, during which time he stayed at the Carnamah Hotel [5: 28-Jul-1933]
     At the conclusion of his visit he left Carnamah on Friday 28 July 1933 and the next day caught the train to South Australia [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Later sold his farm in Winchester to his brothers-in-law FRANCIS Bros [3]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Henry Martin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2022 from [reference list]

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