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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George BRIMSON

Born 1869 in Northam, Western Australia [15]
Son of Robert BRIMSON and Susan WALDOCK [15]
Married Fanny Jane YATES in 1896 in the Perth suburb of Guildford [15]
Railway Fettler in Three Springs in 1908 [19]
By later 1908 he was working as a Contractor, and in 1909 was living on Lake View Farm in Three Springs [19]
Contractor in Three Springs 1908-1913 and Clearing Contractor in Three Springs 1914-1922 [6]
Farmer of 160 acres in Three Springs (Victoria Location 3728) as early as 1910[44]
In addition to his 160 acres his wife had a 500 acre grazing lease in Three Springs from 1910 to 1912 (Lease 4616/68) [44]
By 1919 he had purchased a further 100 acres and by 1923 yet another 100 acres (Victoria Locations 3339 and 3463 respectively) [44]
He kept the racetrack clear at the Three Springs Race Club's Inaugural Race Meeting on Thursday 9 March 1911 [9: 17-Mar-1911]
His horse Patchwork came 2nd in the First Class Hack Race at the "Three Springs Day" on Monday 16 September 1915 [10: 24-Sep-1915]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
His horse Marramatta came 3rd in the Local Handicap race at the Carnamah Races on Easter Monday 28 March 1921 [10: 1-Apr-1921
     Marramatta had previously run in the Flying Handicap race Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on 16 September 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
     Marramatta came 2nd in the Flying Handicap at the Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on 22 September 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
According to electoral rolls he resided in Three Springs until 1921 [19]
By 1924 his 360 acre farm in Three Springs had been sold and was owned by Charles F. THOMAS [44]
Father of Hilda, Fanny, Lionel, Amy, George, Ernest, Albert, Rosey, Leita and Ivy [4: 4-May-1946]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Brimson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-brimson [sources]




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