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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edwin Evans ELLIS

Born 1874 in Augusta, Western Australia [15]
Son of William ELLIS and Margaret CASSIDY [15]
Married Emily Mary BISHOP in 1907 [66]
On 18 May 1926 at a public auction purchased from the Midland Railway Company a block in the Carnamah townsite [9: 21-May-1926]
The block he purchased was 26 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite (Lot 62 of Victoria Location 1936) [27]
Paid £37 for the block - the highest price paid at the auction for a townsite block in Carnamah, Winchester or Coorow [9: 21-May-1926]
Forest Ranger in Manjimup in 1916 [50]
In 1932 rates for his vacant block at 26 Boojerabba Street, Carnamah were sent to him in Pemberton [3]
The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name of Boojerabba Street to Robertson Street in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
Starting from the 1939-40 financial year the Carnamah District Road Board had no address to send his rates to [3]
In March 1941 the Midland Railway Company received a letter from Mrs Dora M. EWERS of 8 Ethel Street in North Perth [34]
In the letter she stated she was his daughter and inquired about his block in Carnamah [34]
After not knowing his address for several years or receiving any rate, the block was sold to Hugh F. MCKENZIE-MCHARG in 1948 [3]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edwin Evans Ellis' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edwin-evans-ellis [sources]




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