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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frederick Ulick Evelyn FIRMSTONE

Born C.1893 [2]
Farmer of Kenilworth Farm in Coomberdale in 1931 [50]
Farmer of Monomeath Farm in Coorow 1932-1935 [4] [5] [19]
     He farmed the property in partnership with Clement M. WARREN as "Warren & Firmstone" [5: 2-Mar-1934] [19]
     The farm was the 1,477 acre Lot M1142 of Victoria Location 2023, which was leased from Dennis J. NOLAN [3] [5: 22-Mar-1935] [19]
In 1932 they had a Dodge Runabout car licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-67 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
It was reported in the local newspaper on 6 October 1933 that he had been an inmate of the Moora Hospital for some time [5: 6-Oct-1933]
"Warren & Firmstone" purchased three Border Leicester rams from LEISHMAN Bros of Winchester in February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Following the expiration of their lease they held a clearing sale on the property at 1:30 p.m. on Friday 29 March 1935 [5: 22-Mar-1935]
     They employed Carnamah agent W. B. SHERIDAN to conduct the sale, at which they sold their livestock and machinery [5]
     Their livestock comprised of 600 sheep (mainly Border Leicester), 70 pigs, three cows, eight ducks, 30 fowls and 17 turkeys [5]
     Machinery and Plant included 6 foot Shearer M.B. plough, 8 foot McKay header, 20 hoe McKay combine, 14 disc Sundercut, [5]
     35 tyne McKay cultivator, drill, harros, Dodge runabout, fumigator, Rumley tractor, vice, drilling machine, tools and sundries [5]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Armadale [2]
Died 31 October 1985; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (DA Section, Ground Niche, A, 83) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Ulick Evelyn Firmstone' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-ulick-evelyn-firmstone [sources]




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