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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Roy" Gilbert Archibald Roy GABRIELSON

Born 30 August 1904 in Stockade, South Australia [55]
Son of Thomas GABRIELSON and Annie CAMPBELL [55]
Clearer in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1925 [19]
Farmer in Carnamah 1925-1927 [27] [61]
     Purchased 1,401 acres of prospective farmland in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company on 1 April 1925 [27]
     The 1,401 acres consisted of Lots M1030 and M1031 of Victoria Location 1935 situated on the north side of the Caron Road [27] [62]
     It came at a cost of £1,120/16/- (or 16/- per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     Sold his partially paid off farm in Carnamah to Mrs Florence G. FRANCIS of Maitland, South Australia on 7 February 1927 [27]
Purchased 3,280 acres of prospective farmland in Winchester from the Midland Railway Company on 13 April 1927 [27]
    The 3,380 acres was Lot M1721 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £1,394/4/3 (8/6 per acre), also payable by instalments [27]
    The Carnamah District Road Board rated the property on a value of £2,460 in 1928 but on appeal it was reduced to £1,393 [9: 6-Apr-1928]
    Sold his partly paid off farm in Winchester to "Gus" F. W. Gustav LIEBE on 22 September 1928 [27]
He purchased a new Chevrolet car in September 1927 [4: 24-Sep-1927]
     The car was registered with the Carnamah District Road Board and contained license plate CA-250 [325]
     In 1927 and 1928 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
     His car was one of two local vehicles in Carnamah that were destroyed by fire in the first half of February 1928 [9: 17-Feb-1928]
     He also owned a Chevrolet truck, which was registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-181 [325]
Married Myrtle BASFORD in Perth in 1929 [66]
     His wife was the daughter of veterinarian Henry F. BASFORD and had also previously spent time in Carnamah [39: 29-Nov-1945] [50]
Farmer in Mogumber in 1929 and 1930 [6]
Resided 7 Chamberlain Street in North Perth in 1931 and at 22 London Street in North Perth in 1936 and 1937 [39: 19-Mar-1931] [50]
Later resided at Yarding in the Bruce Rock district and at Broomehill, where he worked as a Farmhand and Stockman [50]
Farmer in Muchea 1949-1977 [50]
Resided in Muchea until his death in 1978 [2]
Father of Fay, Lois, Janet, Rex and Milton [P473]
Died 20 January 1978; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (General, Lawn 2, 74) [2]

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

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