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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Henry" Edmund Henry Hartley HALL

Born 13 August 1878 in Geraldton, Western Australia [196]
Son of Edward HALL and Ellen CRAGGS [15]
Educated at the State School in Geraldton, after which he worked for the Postal Department for 20 years [196]
Resided in George Road, Geraldton prior to enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 14 August 1918 [30: item 3007307]
     Prior to the war he had previously served seven years with Militia Units and Senior Cadets, including the Geraldton Rifles [30]
     Before enlisting he was Camp Q.M. at the Blackboy Hill military camp for two years and Lieutenant Inspector for 11 months [30]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 145 pounds, and had blue eyes, fair hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Commissioned Officer 2nd Lieutenant at Blackboy Hill in Perth from 14 August 1918 until demobilisation on 1 December 1918 [30]
After resigning from his position of Postmaster with the Postal Department he had his own business [196]
Married Catherine Smeaton FORSTER on 20 April 1916 [196]
Municipal Councillor in Geraldton for eight years [196]
As the Country Party candidate he gave an address to a large meeting at the hall in Waddy Forest on 11 March 1928 [39: 27-Mar-1928]
Elected as a Country Party candidate to the Legislative Council of the WA Parliament on 22 May 1928 [238]
Central Province Member of the Legislative Council of the WA Parliament from May 1928 until 1947 [196]
Member for Geraldton in the Legislative Assembly of the WA Parliament from 1947 until at least 1950 [196]
Resided in George Road, Geraldton 1933-1942 and at 10 Walker Avenue, Perth 1942-1948 [3] [5: 18-May-1934] [196]
Attended "The Official Dinner" of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on the evening of Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the R.S.L. Re-Union Dinner held at the Carnamah Hall on the evening of Saturday 22 October 1932 [5: 4-Nov-1932]
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
Patron of both the Carnamah District Agricultural Society and the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933] [13]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Sixth Annual Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
The next day, on Friday 22 September 1933, attended the first Perenjori Agricultural Show to be held in a few years [5: 6-Oct-1933]
Patron of the Carnamah Race Club in 1934 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
"The Hon. E. H. Hall, M.L.C." passed through Three Springs, Carnamah and Coorow on 2 and 3 March 1934 [5: 9-Mar-1934]
Defeated opposing candidate M. J. DAY and was re-elected to the Legislative Council with a 67% majority in May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Seventh Annual Show held on Thursday 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Attended the Mingenew Agricultural Society's Annual Show in Mingenew on Thursday 20 September 1934 [5: 28-Sep-1934]
Patron of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1934, 1935 and 1937 [5: 21-Sep-1934, 17-May-1935, 25-Mar-1937]
Vice Patron of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1935, 1936 and 1937[5: 26-Apr-1935, 22-Nov-1935, 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in Carnamah on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show in Three Springs on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show & Show Luncheon on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Show and visit of Sir James MITCHELL in Three Springs on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Visitor at the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Sent his apologies for being unable to attend the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
From 1936 until 1949 himself and his wife were the absentee owners of farmland near Prowaka in Carnamah [3]
     On 14 January 1936 purchased the 996 acre Victoria Location 3330 in Carnamah from the estate of the late G. A. NEWMAN [3]
     During the 1939-40 financial year purchased another 2,731 acres of farmland in Carnamah [3]
     The 2,731 acres was purchased from the estate of the late G. A. NEWMAN and from his widow Mrs Florence NEWMAN [3]
     The 2,731 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334, 3335, 3336, 3337 and 3835 [3]
     He was listed as the owner of the 2,731 acres until 1940-41 and his wife was listed as the owner from 1941-42 onwards [3]
     With their two purchases they owned 3,727 of adjoining acres, which had previously been NEWMAN's Dalveen Farm [3] [19] [44]
     Appears to have leased their 3,727 acres in Carnamah to Albert F. BOWTELL until selling it to him on 12 December 1949 [3]
Resided at 82 Webster Street in the Perth suburb of Nedlands in 1949; and in the Perth suburb of Subiaco in 1965 [2] [3]
His hobbies included tennis, swimming, music and reading [196]
Father of one son and four daughters [196]
Died 28 July 1965; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9R, 91) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edmund Henry Hartley Hall' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edmund-henry-hartley-hall [sources]




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