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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Frederick HORNSBY

Purchased 929 acres of virgin land in Three Springs from the Midland Railway Company on 16 August 1910 [27]
The 929 acres consisted of Lots M817 and M818 of Victoria Location 2020 and cost £842/5/6 (14/6 per acre) [27]
Farmer in Three Springs 1911-1914 [19] [44]
In addition to his own land he later took over John C. WALKER's 491 acre Lot M819 of Victoria Location 2020 in Three Springs [27]
By mid 1915 he had left Three Springs and was farming in Wongan Hills [44]
On leaving Three Springs John C. WALKER's 491 acre Lot M819 was taken over by Leonard J. HORNSBY [27] [44]
Farmer in Wongan Hills 1915- [44]
Despite having left Three Springs he remained the owner of his 929 acres in Lots M817 and M818 until October 1916 [27] [44]
On 31 October 1916 the Midland Railway Company rescinded the sale on the 929 acres in Three Springs [27]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Hornsby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-hornsby [sources]




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