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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]
In 1903 and 1906 he was working as a Driver and was living at the WA Limekilns in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [50]
Railway Fettler for the Midland Railway Company in Three Springs in 1908 [19]
By late 1908 he was working as a Contractor, and in 1909 was living on Lake View Farm in Three Springs [19]
Contractor 1908-1913, Farmer in 1913 and Clearing Contractor 1914-1922 in Three Springs [6] [120: 28-Feb-1913]
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]
A bankruptcy Receiving Order was placed over his property on 6 February 1913 [225: 17-Feb-1923]
By 1919 he had taken up a further 100 acres and by 1922 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]
Won Tilting the Ring at the inaugural Three Springs Day event in Three Springs on Thursday 12 September 1912 [31: 18-Sep-1912]
His horse Waverley came 3rd in the Pony Race at the Sports Meeting in Arrino on Easter Monday in 1915 [31: 9-Apr-1915]
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 leased horse Marramatta came 3rd in the Local Handicap at the Carnamah Races at Easter in 1921 [10: 1-Apr-1921] [120: 24-Feb-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]
The Agricultural Bank advertised 260 acres of his land in Three Springs as available for purchase in December 1922 [81: 24-Dec-1922]
     He had cleared 130 of the 260 acres, Victoria Locations 3463 and 3728, and erected 286 chains of six-wire fencing [81]
     The 260 acres consisted of 200 acres of excellent Salmon Gum country and the balance of 60 acres lesser grazing land [81]
The Agricultural Bank advertised his remaining 100 acres of land in Three Springs for purchase in January 1923 [81: 14-Jan-1923]
     His 100 acre Victoria Location 3339 of Salmon, York Gum and Morrell country was four miles south-west of Three Springs [81]
     28 of the 100 acres was partly cleared, 60 acres rung and there was 126 chains of six-wire and three-wire boundary fencing [81]
His land appears to have been sold to Charles F. THOMAS, who owned all three blocks by 1924 [44]
Later resided in Bullsbrook [2]
Father of Hilda, Fanny, Lionel, Amy, George, Ernest, Albert, Rosey, Leita and Ivy [4: 4-May-1946]
Died 28 July 1946 in Perth; buried at Midland Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Midland (Anglican, Section F, Site 14) [2] [15]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Brimson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 February 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-brimson [reference list]




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