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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Florence LEE / NEWMAN

Born 1876 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of Joseph LEE and Elizabeth WEBBER [54]
Married Gerard Augustus NEWMAN in 1896 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Resided in Carnamah, Western Australia from 1911 until 1917, all or some which was spent on Dalveen Farm [6] [19] [50] [30: item 6044999]
     Their Dalveen Farm adjoined Prowaka Siding on the Midland Railway, between Carnamah and Three Springs [81: 9-Feb-1930]
     As early as 1913 she was the owner of 1,476 acres of farmland with six Conditional Purchase leases in Carnamah [44]
     Her farmland was all situated on the west side of the railway line near Prowaka Siding and adjoined her husband's land [62]
     Her 1,476 acres of Conditional Purchase leases later became Victoria Locations 3331, 3333, 3334, 3335, 3336 and 3337 [44]
     Both her land and her husband's had previously belonged to Isabella C. BRAIDWOOD and her son James R. BRAIDWOOD [44]
Helped cater for the supper at the evening dance of the Carnamah Races held on Easter Monday 9 April 1917 [9: 27-Apr-1917]
She was living at Barratta in Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia in December 1918 and January 1919 [30: item 6044999]
Her and her late husband's collective farmland, Dalveen Farm in Carnamah, was put up for sale in early 1930 [81: 9-Feb-1930]
     At the time about 2,000 acres of the property was cleared and was subdivided into nine paddocks with five-wire fences [81]
     It was watered by four dams, one with a windmill, and also contained a six-room house and shearing shed [81]
     The property presumably failed to sell as they retained ownership for almost another ten years [3]
In 1936 she was living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [5: 4-Dec-1936]
She spent a holiday with Miss Elizabeth MACPHERSON at Carnamah House in Carnamah during December 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
During the 1939-1940 financial year she sold her 1,476 acres of farmland in Carnamah to E. Henry H. HALL of Geraldton [3]
Her late husband's adjoining 2,251 acres was also sold to Henry HALL during the 1939-40 financial year [3]
Resided of late in North Perth [2]
Mother of William LEE, who was later known as William McLaren NEWMAN [30: item 6044999] [54]
Died 2 July 1963; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZR, 324B) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence Lee / Newman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 April 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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