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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frank POOLE

Born 26 November 1893 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [16]
Son of George Nicholas POOLE and Mary ENGLAND [20] [21]
In 1901 he was living in Elberton Village with his parents, sisters Edith and Margaret, and brothers Thomas and William [20]
Departed London, England with his parents on the Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 May 1925 [70]
In 1925 purchased 1590 acres of land in Winchester in partnership with his father, brother Tom and brother-in-law Frank LONG [27]
The 1590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1950 [25]
Farmed the 1590 acres in partnership with his father, brother and brother-in-law 1925-1933 [27] [3]
Along with Herbert E. NINEHAM left Winchester for Perth on Thursday 24 January 1929 for their after harvest holiday [4: 26-Jan-1929]
Following Frank LONG's departure farmed the property in partnership with his brother and father, and later just with his father [27] [60]
Assisted on the farm by his elderly father, trading as "G.N. & F. Poole" in the later 1930s and 1940s [6]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club from 1934-35 to 1939-40 [5: 4-Jan-1935, 12-Feb-1937] [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Left Winchester for Margaret River on Friday 18 December 1936 where he spent a month long holiday [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Obtained the telephone in 1939 - was telephone number Carnamah 12-W [60]
Financial Member 1939-1940 and Committee Member 1939-1947 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [0: image 04327] [13] [58]
Steward of the Live Weight of Sheep & Pig competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows 1941-1949 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1941-1944 [0: images 04054 & 04585]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Steward of the Live Weight of Sheep & Pig competition at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show in 1945 [13]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 [150]
Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League in the 1940s[52]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1950 [4: 22-Apr-1950]
Sold Elberton Farm in Winchester to SINCLAIR Bros in 1950 [3]
Farewelled by the residents of Carnamah and districts at a barbecue on 16 April 1950 at the Carnamah Recreation Ground [4: 22-Apr-1950]
Shifted to Donnybrook where he continued farming until his death in 1983 [P237]
Buried on 6 December 1983 at the Donnybrook Cemetery in Donnybrook WA (Anglican, A, 96) [228]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Poole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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