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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Fred" Frederick Penberthy WATERS

Born 23 May 1900 in Moonta, South Australia [16] [55]
Son of Alfred Edward WATERS and Alma ROSE [55]
Married Joy Gwendoline WHITTAKER on 19 April 1922 in Adelaide, South Australia[55]
Farmhand for William S. HILL in Maitland, South Australia - as was "Tony" Edgar H. BENTLEY later of Carnamah [P46]
After leaving the employment of William S. HILL he share-farmed with FRANCIS Bros in Maitland, South Australia [P46]
Share-farmed Frederick H. FRANCIS' Never Never Farm in Maitland, South Australia for eleven years [P46] [P91]
When his share-farming contract expired he held a clearing sale and then headed to Western Australia to purchase his own land [P46]
He visited Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs looking at prospective farmland to buy during September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
In 1938 purchased Celojium Farm in Carnamah, Western Australia from Mrs Florence G. FRANCIS of Maitland, South Australia [P46]
Along with his wife and children travelled from South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia in a 1928 Chrysler 75 car [P46]
They arrived in Carnamah on Saturday 12 March 1938 [P46]
Farmer of Celojium Farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah 1938-1951 [P46]
     The farm was 1,401 acres in size and consisted of Lots M1030 and M1031 of Victoria Location 1935 [3] [61]
     Had obtained the telephone by 1940 - was telephone number Carnamah-23R [60]
     From 1940 onwards also leased and farmed East End Farm in Carnamah from FRANCIS Bros of Maitland, South Australia [P46]
     East End Farm was the 3,501 acre Lot M1563 on the south side of the Caron Road, and was purchased by his sons in 1949-50 [3]
     From 1945 leased and farmed Mrs Ida M. G. JAMES' 1,385 acres farm opposite his Celojium Farm on the Caron Road [3] [60]
     During the 1949-50 financial year purchased Mrs Ida M. G. JAMES' farm which was Lot M1619 of Victoria Location 1935 [3]
     His postal address was P.O. Box 60 at the Carnamah Post Office [277]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1938-1941 and 1947-1951 [89]
     Ground Committee Member in 1938-39; and Vice President, Captain and Social Committee Member in 1939-40 [89]
Committee Member 1938-1947 and Financial Member 1938-1952 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
     Steward of the Grain & Fodder section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Shows 1939-1941 and 1945-1949 [13]
He was one of five fathers who signed a letter to the Education Department in July 1939 requesting a school at East Carnamah [277]
     The names of his elder children were three of the ten children listed in the official application for the school on 18 July 1939 [277]
     Following approval himself and William A. T. SARGENT comprised the School Board who managed the school [277]
     Along with the other fathers signed a guarantee to supplement the Education Department if the attendance dropped below eight [277]
     The Wongyarra State School opened on 4 September 1939 and functioned until closing at the end of 1943 [277]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Member of the Bowling Club that played at Howard H. CHAPPEL's Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club [P46]
Corporal W71772 in Carnamah's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 17 September 1943[96]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1944 [0: image 04569]
Member of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1944 [0: image 04590]
Steward of the Grain and Fodder section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1946 [0: image 04389]
Served as the Member for the North Ward on the Carnamah District Road Board 1946-1951 [7: page 111]
Patron of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1949-1951 [75]
Retired in 1951 with his sons Pike and Ken taking over the management of Celojium Farm in Carnamah [P46]
Himself, his wife and their daughter were bid farewell by the people of Carnamah at a Social & Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5]
Left Carnamah in April 1951 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Wembley [0: image 04617]
Sold his 2,786 acre Celojium Farm in Carnamah (Lots M1030, M1031 and M1619) to Lindsay R. SMITH on 12 May 1955 [3] [P155]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Wembley until his death in 1982 [2]
Father of Pike, Ken, Gwen, Ron and Ern [P46]
Died 18 May 1982; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, HC, 367) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Penberthy Waters' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from [reference list]

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