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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harold" Clement Harold ROWE

Shifted from Fremantle to Arrino in the early 1920s and took up a sandplain block to the west of the Arrino townsite [P2]
Farmer in Arrino [6]
Married "Edie" Edith Emily PEARCE in 1926 [66]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1926 [4: 14-Aug-1926]
From 1927 to 1933 farmed his property in Arrino in partnership with his brother-in-law E. J. PEARCE as "Pearce & Rowe" [6]
Struggled to make a living from the farm as it was in years before clover and other soil improving pastures were introduced [P2]
Worked as a rabbit inspector and share-farmed at Woopenatty in Arrino and then on Sydney C. GOOCH's farm in Three Springs [P2]
Did contract clearing on Nebre Road for the Three Springs Road Board at 4/3 per chain in July 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Vermin, Dog and Noxious Weed Inspector for the Three Springs Road Board in 1935 and 1936 [5: 1-Feb-1935, 17-May-1935]
Attended the Annual Ratepayers' Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board at 3 p.m. on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Among those who protested in 1935 against the Three Springs Road Board spending their rates on tennis courts in Arrino [5: 27-Sep-1935]
In September 1935 his position as Vermin Inspector for the TS Road Board was made permanent at £3/10/- per week [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Signed a petition in support of the Three Springs Road Board constructing new tennis courts in Arrino in October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Successfully requested holidays from his employer, the Three Springs Road Board, in December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
He and his wife and their children spent a holiday in Fremantle in January 1936[5: 3-Jan-1936]
In July 1936 the Three Springs Road Board terminated his position, as they no longer needed a Vermin Inspector [5: 10-Jul-1936]
The Three Springs Road Board offered him employment on their Road Board gang until such time as they needed Vermin Inspector [5]
In the event of a potential grasshopper plague the Three Springs Road Board had him visit infected areas in October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
In January 1937 the Three Springs Road Board had no Vermin Inspector and hadn't received any applications for the position [5]
As a result the Road Board decided to interview him and was he interested they would immediately employ him [5: 22-Jan-1937]
A dust storm in February 1937 blew sand from a fallowed paddock onto Rowe Road in Arrino to a depth of six to eight inches [5]
     He reported the obstruction to the road to the Three Springs Road Board who had the sand removed [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Resided in Arrino until 1950 [19]
Purchased a farm in Kojonup and farmed there until retiring to Pinjarra [P2]
Father of Clement, Reginald and Ivan [84]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clement Harold Rowe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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