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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ernest Edgar PAGE

Born 1880 in Violet Town, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of William PAGE and Matilda SHAW [15]
Labourer in Three Springs and Arrino 1911-1921 [19] [50]
Married Nellie Ellen FEEHAN in 1914 [66]
Farmer in Cookernup 1923-1927 [6] [50]
Labourer in Watheroo in 1926 [50]
At an auction of Crown lands in Geraldton on 10 August 1927 he purchased the six acre Lot 68 in the Coorow townsite [39: 20-Aug-1927]
Farmer via Three Springs 1927-1936 [19] [50]
     In November 1927 he successfully applied to take up the 1,500 acre Victoria Location 7565 [39: 26-Nov-1927]
     Victoria Location 7565 is on the west side of the Yarra Yarra Lakes between Carnamah and Three Springs and west of Winchester [62]
     At an unknown date he also took up the 200 acre Victoria Location 9408 [86: 2-Aug-1938]
In February 1928 his children Violet, Ernest and Grace were enrolled at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs [98]
     Previously his children had attended the State School in Cookernup in the Harvey district [98]
Rate books give his address as Coorow 1932-1934 and Three Springs 1935-1937 [3]
In September 1932 he requested for the Three Springs Road Board to make a new road south from Victoria Location 4479 [4: 17-Sep-1932]
Member of the Three Springs-Arrino Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League [5: 21-May-1937]
Resided in Dongara in 1937 [24]
Died 6 May 1937 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 31) [24]
Following his death the Three Springs Road Board observed two minutes silence at their meeting on 15 May 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
The Conditional Purchase lease for his 1,500 acre Victoria Location 7565 was forfeited on 25 March 1938 [3]
In August 1938 his former blocks of farmland were advertised as available for selection through the Geraldton Lands Office [4: 6-Aug-1938]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 7 May 1937:
Death of Three Springs Resident
"The death occurred at the North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs, on Thursday when Ernest Page, 63, of Three Springs, passed away. The deceased, who had resided in the Three Springs district for many years recently moved to Dongara. He returned a fortnight ago when he entered the hospital, where he remained until his demise. Deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn their sad loss."

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 8 May 1937:
Death of Mr E. E. Page
"Mr Ernest E. Page, who was well known throughout the North Midlands, passed away at the Three Springs Hospital on Thursday morning after a brief illness. The late Mr Page had been in indifferent health for some year, having lost a leg and suffered with gas injuries while on active service with the A.I.F. during the great war, but it was only recently that any serious complications set in. During the past six months he has been residing with his wife and family in the Dongara district, but was brought to Three Springs a fortnight ago fro medical attention."

From The West Australian newspaper, Friday 14 May 1937:
Country News - Three Springs
"Mr Ernest Page died in the North Midlands Hospital at Three Springs on May 7 at the age of 63 years. The late Mr Page served with the A.I.F. during the Great War and was gassed also lost a leg. He leaves a widow and four children."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Edgar Page' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 6 December 2019 from  [ sources ]

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