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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Clarrie" Clarence Reginald MILLARD

Born 10 September 1900 in Beulah, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Thomas Coomes MILLARD and Elizabeth Matilda OEHM [54]
Received three years of education at schools in Kadina and Kulpara in South Australia [P185]
Following his father's death in 1912 ran Hill Side Farm in Kulpara and later purchased his own farm in Sunny Hill [P185]
Married Effie Muriel DANIEL on 18 March 1925 in Kulpara, South Australia [P185]
Purchased from Charles A. WEIR and Henry W. WEIR 1,050 acres of land in Three Springs, Western Australia [P185]
Paid £1 per acre for the 1,050 acres of virgin bush, which was Lot M1557 of Victoria Location 2021 near the Inering Estate [P185] [P312]
Along with his wife and children left South Australia in 1936 and shifted to his property near Inering in Three Springs [P185]
Farmer of Sunnipara Farm at "Inering" in the Three Springs district 1936-1939 [P185]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 11 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
On 25 October 1937 delivered the first load of wheat to Three Springs for the 1937-38 harvest [0: image 03704]
    the load consisted of 100 bags of Carrabin premium variety and was delivered to Jordans in Three Springs [0: image 03704]
In 1939 sold his farm at Inering to his brother Percy MILLARD and purchased farmland in Winchester from Jim STRAITON [P185]
The farm in Winchester was 1,863 acres in size and consisted of Lots M913, M1307 and M1610 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Farmer of Sunnipara Farm in Winchester 1939-1948 [P185]
Member of the Winchester Fire Control Committee in 1939 [0: image 03880]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1939-1946 [13]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
On 28 August 1946 sold 1,000 acres of his farm (Lot M1214) to Ian J. STRAITON of Winchester [3]
Sold the remaining 863 acres of his farm in Winchester to Charles CHAPMAN in 1948 [3]
Left Winchester in 1948 and shifted to Parkerville where he had an orchard [P185]
Later had properties in the outer Perth districts of Byford and West Swan [P312]
From 1954 to 1958 worked with his son Rex clearing War Service Settlement farms at Eneabba [P185]
In the four years as contract clearers in Eneabba they cleared and ploughed approximately 80,000 acres [P185]
For a period they had two crawler tractors working 24 hours and seven days a week at Eneabba [7: page 123]
Their tractors used about 30 drums of petrol each week which was delivered by Fred PRITCHARD of Carnamah [7: page 123]
Purchased a war service farm at Eneabba that hadn't been sold when auctioned[P185]
Farmer of Sunnipara Farm in Eneabba from C.1959 to C.1962 [P185]
Named his farms in Three Springs, Carnamah and and Winchester Sunnipara after Sunny Hill and Kulpara in South Australia [P185]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Father of Rex, Madge, Verlie and Zeta [P185]
Died 24 February 1998; ashes interred Guildford Cemetery, Perth suburb of Guildford (Bushmead Garden, Ground Niche, A, 15) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clarence Reginald Millard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clarence-reginald-millard [sources]




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