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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Clarrie" Clarence Augustus ROWLAND

Born 1 September 1880 in Dongara, Western Australia [P210]
Son of John ROWLAND and Caroline Amelia EDWARDS [15]
Resided with his parents in Dongara 1880-1889 [P13]
He was baptised by Methodist Minister T. BIRD of Geraldton on 8 October 1880[84]
Following his mother's death in 1889 resided in Greenough with his aunt Mrs Elizabeth LEVERMAN nee ROWLAND [P13]
Educated at the local school in Greenough [P13]
Along with his brother James worked shearing, as a farmhand and share-cropping in the Dongara-Strawberry area [P13]
Married Amy SLOPER on 7 August 1907 [P13]
Farmer in Yardarino in the 1910s and very early 1920s [P13]
On 24 August 1921 purchased with his brother Jim prospective farmland in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27]
In 1921, along with wife and five children, shifted to Carnamah [P13]
Farmer of Hillview Farm in Carnamah 1921-1957 [3] [P203]
Owned the land in Carnamah in partnership with his brother "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND until 1927 [27]
Although they owned the land jointly they worked separately and ran their own farms; gradually worked at clearing the land [P7]
Upon the dissolution of their partnership in 1927 his farm was 1,856 acres in size [3]
His 1,856 acres were Lot 2 (a portion of Lot M1217) and Lot 2 (a portion of Lot M1218) of Victoria Locations 1935-1937 [3]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in 1927 and 1928 [53]
Member of the Billeroo School Committee in 1930 [7: page 78]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Sold four bales of wool at 18d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale on 23 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Hillview Farm was transferred into the name of his son Sydney in 1957[3]
Resident of 13 Railway Avenue in Carnamah in 1969 [90]
Later resided at 48 Dukes Way in the Perth suburb of Glendalough [1]
Father of John, Gladys, Syd, Percy, Keith and Amy [14]
Died 20 December 1979 at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth; ashes buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row T, Plot 11) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clarence Augustus Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clarence-augustus-rowland [reference list]




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