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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George Edward PETERS

Born 20 November 1889 in England [16]
Farmhand in Koojan, Western Australia 1914-1916 [50]
Married Charity Cassandra PHILLIPS in Perth in 1916 [66]
Farmhand on Highfield Farm in Koojan, Western Australia 1917-1925 [50]
On 21 February 1925 purchased from the Midland Railway Company 948 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest [27]
The 948 acres was Lot M1272 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £687/10/5, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer in Waddy Forest [19]
In 1927-28 he owned a Chevrolet truck containing number-plate CA-240 licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board [325]
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]
Sold 2 suckers at 12/4, 47 ewes at 15/4 and 26 ewes at 12/1 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 2 October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Sold 120 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with consignments to the Midland Market between September and November 1936: [5]
     73 suckers (4 at 19/-, 37 at 18/-, 6 at 12/7, 17 at 12/4, 9 at 9/-), 44 lambs at 16/- and 3 ewes at 24/- [5: 11-Sep-1936, 16-Oct-1936, 13-Nov-1936]
On 20 January 1937 purchased the 1,000 acre Lot M1372 of Victoria Location 2023 in Waddy Forest from William G. FURNISS [3]
During January 1937 he purchased a new Chevrolet 6 sedan car [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Sold 65 sheep and 24 pigs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at Midland Markets in May, July and August of 1937
     The 65 sheep were 31 lambs (17 at 24/1, 14 at 20/1), 27 ewes at 2/10, 5 suckers at 22/4, and 2 wethers at 25/7 per head
     The 24 pigs consisted of 11 porkers (1 at 49/6, 3 at 38/-, 2 at 30/6, 5 at 26/6), 2 choppers (1 at 46/-, 1 at 45/-),
     2 baconers (1 at 68/-, 1 at 63/6), 2 weaners at 22/6, and 7 slips (2 at 20/6, 5 at 26/6) [5: 28-May-1937, 9-Jul-1937, 20-Aug-1937]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
In 1954 his 1,948 acres of farmland in Waddy Forest was transferred into his son Ronald's name [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Father of Ronald, Eric and Audrey [P84]
Died 26 May 1964; ashes dispersed at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Edward Peters' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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