Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 21 October 1881 in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Robert BAXTER and Eveline DAWSON [55]
Married "Francis" Francesco VANZETTI in 1903 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
In Perth in 1906 her sister Florence married her husband's brother Carlo VANZETTI [15] [55]
Resided with her husband in South Perth until 1912 and from 1913 onwards they lived on Ytiniche Farm in Marchagee [44]
By 1919 ownership of Ytiniche Farm in Marchagee had changed from her husband to herself [61]
Farmer of Ytiniche Farm in Marchagee [19]
The farm's 2,756 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 841, 3209, 3215, 3251, 3268, 3286, 3287, 3769 and 5627 [3]
In 1923 she used 224 pounds of superphosphate to the acre on their wheat crops in Marchagee [10: 6-Mar-1924]
Her home was the polling place in Marchagee for Carnamah District Road Board elections on 9 April 1927 [9: 18-Mar-1927]
Received 1st prize for a Sheaf of Oaten Hay at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
     Awarded four 2nd prizes for a Bushel of Oats, Collection of Fodder Plants, Three Cut Roses and a female White Leghorn [5]
Signatory to a letter sent in January 1934 expressing confidence in the Carnamah Road Board and its South Member [5: 19-Jan-1934]
In 1934-35 she was the owner of the aged draught stallion registered under the name of Sir James [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Turnips, Collection of Roses, and Half Dozen Photos at the 1936 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Awarded 1st and 2nd prizes for Beetroot in the Vegetable section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Also received 1st for female White Leghorn in the Poultry section and 2nd for Landscape in the Amateur Photography section [5]
Through Westralian Farmers she sold 31 shorn ewes at an average price of 13/5 in August 1940 [120: 29-Aug-1940]
In June 1941 sold through Westralian Farmers one cow for £15/12/6 [120: 19-Ju-1941]
Obtained the top price for a Crossbred fleece of 18 pence per pound at the Perth wool sale in September 1942 [430: 17-Sep-1942]
Sold four bales of wool at 17d per pound in September 1943 [39: 14-Sep-1943]
Donated £20 to the Wheat Fighting Fund set up by the Primary Producers' Association in 1946 [5: 30-Aug-1946]
Found a brown gelding with a star on its forehead and two white feet on her Marchagee farm in late 1948 [5: 16-Dec-1948] [39: 18-Dec-1948]
    She advertised in The West Australian and The North Midland Times that the owner could have it back on paying expenses [5] [39]
In October 1949 she demanded and was granted compensation from the Carnamah District Road Board [5: 13-Oct-1949]
     The compensation was for a planned new road connecting the Marchagee East Hall to the East Gunyidi Road [5: 13-Oct-1949]
Advertised in October 1949 for a contractor to scrub roll 150 to 200 acres of Tamar scrub and Mallee country [5: 13-Oct-1949]
Had the telephone connected to her farmhouse and was telephone number Marchagee-13D [5: 13-Oct-1949]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 20 November 1960; ashes scatted over the Rose Garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eveline Baxter / Vanzetti' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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