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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Donald MCDONALD

Purchased 1,452 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest from the Midland Railway Company on 6 December 1921 [27]
The 1,452 acres was Lot M1293 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £1452/3/9 (20/- per acre), which he paid over 17 years [27]
Farmer of Waddy Waddy Farm in Waddy Forest [19] [61]
On 12 January 1924 he and Henry DAY buried Henry's infant daughter Jessie on the north east corner of his Lot M1293 [151]
A fire on the farm of Malcolm L. PATTON spread onto his farm on 27 November 1927 and burnt two of his haystacks and a wagon [225]
    He claimed £442 in damages from PATTON in the Supreme Court in Perth on 4 July 1928 [225]
    It was alleged that PATTON's tractor had no spark arrester and emitted sparks that started the fire [225: 4-Jul-1928]
From 1927-28 he owned a Chevrolet truck containing number-plate CA-206 licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board [325]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Married Annie Eleanor PATTERSON in Perth in 1930 [66]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
His team of horses attached to his harvester bolted on his Waddy Forest farm on Tuesday 18 December 1934 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
One of the horses didn't bolt and was caught underneath the harvester and had to be destroyed owing to its injuries [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Along with his family spent a holiday at South Beach in January 1935, returning to Waddy on 3 February 1935 [5: 18-Jan-1935, 8-Feb-1935]
A storm on Friday 8 February 1935 lifted the roof off his garage, caused his dams to overflow and knocked down fences [5: 15-Feb-1935]
In September 1935 sold 91 suckers through Elder Smith & Co Ltd - 54 for 18/4, 34 for 15/7 and three for 14/- per head [5: 13-Sep-1935]
His wife gave birth to a son during the second weekend of February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
After spending several days in Perth he returned to Waddy Forest on Saturday evening 15 February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Purchased a new Chrysler all-wave wireless set through the agency of E. V. CASEY of Coorow in February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Sold 24 porker pigs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 14 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     The 24 porkers comprised 4 at 35/6, 2 at 35/-, 1 at 34/-, 1 at 31/-, 6 at 27/6, 3 at 18/- and 7 at 14/6 per head (a total of £29/9/6) [5]
Judge for trophy winners of the playing members of the Coorow Football Club in 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Sent apologies for being unable to attend the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM in Carnamah on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
Won 1st prize for Trotting Horse in the Ring Events at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 2 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Donald McDonald' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/donald-mcdonald [sources]




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