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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Neville" Charles Neville EMERY

Born 23 November 1906 in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England [16]
Son of Charles Holland EMERY and Harriet Beatrice HOMER [P405]
The marriage of his parents broke down and when partway through a messy divorce his father took him and fled England [P405]
     Departed from London, England with his father on the steamship Orsova on 25 June 1909 [203]
     After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Orsova in Fremantle, Western Australia on 29 July 1909 [39: 30-Jul-1909]
Resided with his father on the Marchagee Estate Farm in Marchagee, Western Australia 1910-1912 [P410]
     His father returned to England in March 1912 however he remained in Western Australia for a further six months [204]
     He departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Orama and arrived in Plymouth, England in October 1912 [204]
     Resided in England from 1912 to 1928 [P410]
     He didn't have much to do with his father and may not have known about his half-siblings after his father remarried [P410]
For a 21st birthday present his grandfather Samuel C. EMERY gave him a trip to Australia [P410]
     His address prior to his departure was care of W. H. HAYWARD, 41 Union Passage in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England [203]
     He departed from London, England on the steamship Mooltan on 4 May 1928 bound for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [203]
     Spent time staying with Claude A. de BARNALES in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe, who was believed to be a family friend [P410]
     Claude was a wealthy mining promoter and investor and he was for a time engaged to one of Claude's daughters [P410]
Farmer in Perenjori, Western Australia 1930-1935 [39: 17-Jan-1935] [50] [81: 22-Dec-1935]
     Won 1st prize for Sheaf of Wheaten Hay at the Perenjori Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 4 September 1934 [39: 7-Sep-1934]
     Sold 54 lambs through Dalgety & Co Ltd at Midland Market for an average price of 12/6 per head on 16 January 1935 [39: 17-Jan-1935]
     While on the farm he cut himself and went to the Morawa District Hospital in Morawa, where he met his future wife [P410]
     It was very hard on the farm during the depression and he had no money to fence his crops which got flattened by kangaroos [P410]
     He ended up having to walk off his farm [P410] and by December 1935 had moved to Rothsay [81: 22-Dec-1935]
Miner in Rothsay east of Perenjori 1935-1937 [50] [81: 22-Dec-1935]
Married "Beth" Elizabeth Melville MOIR on 17 December 1935 at the Church of England in Harvey [81: 22-Dec-1935]
     His best man was Lance SANDERSON of the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [81]
     From their wedding and reception in Harvey they travelled to Yarloop to catch the train to Perth for their honeymoon [81]
He later took up a group settlement farm at Middlesex in the Manjimup district[P410]
By 1949 they had left Manjimup, were living on Corndevon Farm in Yunderup, and he was working as a Labourer [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Dianella [2]
Father of Robin Melville and Rosemary Beatrice [P405]
Died 19 January 1968; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8E, 92) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Neville Emery' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charles-neville-emery [sources]




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