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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


George Alfred MANNING

Born 7 April 1879 in Dry Plains, South Australia [55]
Son of John MANNING and Mahala HOWARD [55]
Married Margaret Victoria DEED on 27 April 1907 in South Australia [55]
Farmer at Sandergrove six miles east of Strathalbyn in South Australia [P84]
Later shifted into Strathalbyn and worked for the local council cracking limestone [P84]
Travelled over to Western Australia to look at farmland after seeing a land advertisement of the Midland Railway Company [P84]
In 1928 left South Australia and settled with wife and children on farmland in Waddy Forest, Western Australia [P84]
Initially farmed in Waddy Forest in partnership with a Mr LANNUM, Les HANN and his brother-in-law Walter RANKIN [P84]
Jointly they traded as "Lannum & Co" and had purchased farmland at Waddy from Herbert H. KERR [P84]
After the departure of Mr LANNUM and Les HANN and the death of Walter RANKIN he ran the farm on his own [P84]
The farm was 3,995 acres in size and consisted of Lots M1534, M1607, M1719 and M1555 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
In 1932 he was the owner of a Overland car with license plate CA-376 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Also in 1932 "Lannum & Co" were the owners of a Chevrolet truck with license plate CA-344 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Paid 10/- by the Carnamah District Road Board on 6 July 1933 for killing a fox and thereby helping control vermin [300: page 41]
Sold 131 wethers through Dalgety & Co Ltd in April and May 1936 - 54 at 19/10, 64 at 17/3 and 13 at 13/10 per head [5: 1 & 8-May-1936]
In 1936 Lannum & Co sold 148 shorn wethers at 15/4 and 34 wethers at 13/1 per head at the Midland Market [5: 25-Sep-1936, 23-Oct-1936]
Lannum & Co sold seven bales of wool at 15½d. per pound through Dalgety & Co Ltd in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Later farmed in partnership with his sons as "G. A. Manning & Sons" [3]
Resided on Hill View Farm in Waddy Forest from 1928 until his death in 1956 [P84]
Father of Mavis, Alfred, Joan, Lorna and Guildford [14]
Died 2 February 1956 in Fremantle; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 1) [1]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Friday 10 February 1956:
Obituary - Waddy Forest Identity - Funeral at Winchester
"Following a lengthy period of ill-health, an old identity of Waddy Forest in the person of Mr. George Manning passed away in the Fremantle Hospital on Thursday of last week. The deceased gentleman, who was seventy-six years of age, arrived in this State with his wife and family from Strathalbyn (South Australia) about twenty-eight years ago, and for the greater part of that period he had followed farming pursuits at Waddy Forest. He was well known to the older members of the community, but on account of ill-health during recent years he was not known to any very great extent amongst the younger residents of the district. The late Mr. Manning is survived by a bereaved widow, two sons and three daughters. In the presence of quite a large gathering of district residents the funeral took place in the Winchester Cemetery on Saturday last, the chief mourners at the graveside being Mr. Alf Manning (son), Miss Lorna Manning (daughter) and Mr. and Mrs. L. Croft (son-in-law and daughter). The pall-bearers were Messrs. R. Patton, L. Jones, G. Falconer, W. Wallace, L. Bothe and R. Adams, and the casket was borne from the hearse to the grave by Messrs. F. Croft, L. Croft, I. Mitchell and V. Fowler. A large number of floral tributes were laid upon the grave."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Alfred Manning' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 February 2024 from [reference list]

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