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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Fred Levitt BARRETT

Born 7 September 1899 in Wilmington, South Australia [55]
Son of Walter BARRETT and Ellen Mary BROWN [55]
Married Ethel Ida Pearl ARTHUR on 31 October 1923 at the Methodist Church in Melrose, South Australia [55]
Farmer in Wilmington, then Georgetown and later in Caltowie in South Australia[212]
In 1932 he and his brother left South Australia in two T model Ford trucks and drove to Three Springs, Western Australia [212]
The road over consisted almost solely of two dirt wheel ruts, and was made difficult as the trucks were overloaded [212]
Both trucks were loaded with as much of their furniture and possessions as they could take [212]
Shortly after arrival in the Three Springs district his wife and children travelled from South Australia to Western Australia by train [212]
Sharefarmer in Arrino 1932-1937 [6] [19] [212]
In 1937 his wife and children returned to South Australia so his wife could look after her brother [212]
While they were in South Australia he went gold prospecting around Mount Magnet [212]
After his wife and children returned in 1939 they resided in the Three Springs townsite [212]
Charcoal Burner 1941-1944 and Motor Engineer & Blacksmith 1947-1960 in Three Springs [6] [19] [60]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 19-Jun-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Private W71812 in Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
His premises in Slaughter Street, Three Springs were telephone number Three Springs-251 [60]
After his son had completed his apprenticeship he took over the Motor Engineering business in Three Springs [212]
When his son took over the business he and his wife left Three Springs and shifted to a farm in Rockingham [212]
After selling their farm in Rockingham they shifted into the Rockingham townsite [212]
Father of Jean, Walter, Adelaide and Maisie [212]
Died 15 July 1984 [212]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Fred Levitt Barrett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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