Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Charlie" Charles POPE

Born 27 March 1907 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Harold POPE and Susan Matilda SLATER [P160]
Purchased farmland in Caron in partnership with his elder brother Harold POPE and farmed there until shifting to Carnamah [P160]
Himself and his elder brother Harold POPE purchased 2,001 acres of virgin land in Carnamah on 23 April 1924 [27]
     The 2,001 acres was purchased from the Midland Railway Company at a cost of £1300/19/6 or 13/- per acre [27]
     Received a 20% discount for paying cash for the land, which was said to have been financed by their father [9: 15-May-1925] [27] [P160]
     The 2,001 acres was Lot M1473 of Victoria Location 2023 and was situated eleven miles east of the Carnamah townsite [27] [P160]
Farmer of Koolabba Farm in Carnamah 1924-1967 [6] [27] [60] [P160]
     He and his brother Harold both farmed the property in partnership as "Pope Bros" 1924-1930 [P160]
     Initially the rates for their farm in Carnamah were sent to their father "C/- Col. Pope, Commissioner of Railway, Perth" [34]
     Their father visited Carnamah for a week in May 1925, during which time he stayed at the Carnamah Hotel [9: 15-May-1925]
     In 1925 they were hoping that the following year they'd be reaping 30 bushel crops [9: 15-May-1925]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from 1927 to 1931 [53]
     While harvesting on Saturday 19 January 1929 a spark from their tractor started a fire on their farm [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     The fire was quickly extinguished with the help of their neighbours, but destroyed two acres of crop and harvested bags of wheat [4]
     Their father Col. Harold POPE was a guest at the R.S.L. Smoke Social held in Carnamah on 2 February 1929 [4: 9-Feb-1929]
His postal address was P.O. Box 11 at the Carnamah Post Office [50]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Season Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 18 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
On 19 September 1929 attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929-30 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Saw in the new year of 1930 with the singing of Auld Lang Syne at the Church of England's Dance at the Carnamah Hall [86: 4-Jan-1930]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 11 July 1930 [96]
Left Carnamah in 1930 to study Veterinary Science at the Sydney University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [P160]
     Despite his departure his and his brother Harold's "Pope Bros" farming partnership appears to have continued [3] [60]
     "Pope Bros" sold 149 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 15 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
     "Pope Bros" sold two bales of wool at 16½d. per pound through Goldsbrough Mort & Co in Perth on 9 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Spent part of his summer holidays with her brothers Harold and Vivian on Koolabba Farm in Carnamah in January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
In late 1937 obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science [0: image 02887]
Resided in Elwood, Victoria, Australia prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 17 November 1939 [16]
     Captain VX217 in the Australian Army Veterinary Corps during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 2 June 1945 [16]
Later owned ran his own Veterinary Practise in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia[P160]
While living in Ballarat he re-joined the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 15 June 1945 [96]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Pope ' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charles-pope [sources]




Use the below form or email history@carnamah.com.au

Name:
 
Email:
 
Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
 
 
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.


During this time we encourage you to stay active + keep connected. Check out Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home for ideas!