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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Harold Vincent MOSEDALE

Born 1892 in Wotton under Edge, Gloucester, England [20] [21]
Son of John MOSEDALE and Mary BROWNING [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents, siblings Albert, Freda & Arthur, and uncle William BROWNING in Thornbury, Gloucester [20]
Departed London, England on the steamship Armadale and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 January 1913 [70]
Storekeeper in Lowden, Western Australia [50]
Married Edith Louise Nina FOWLER on 7 April 1916 [P23]
Purchased 1,600 acres in Winchester in partnership with his brother-in-law H. Harold S. FOWLER on 30 August 1924 [27]
     The 1,600 acres was the virgin bush Lot M1214 of Victoria Location 1938 on the north side of the Winchester East Road [27] [62]
     They purchased the land from the Midland Railway Company for £1200/7/6 (15/- per acre), payable by instalments [27]
Absentee Farmer of Fairview Farm in Winchester with his brother-in-law as "Mosedale & Fowler" 1924-1948 [3] [27] [32]
     He was an absent financial partner in the farm while his brother-in-law resided on and ran the property [32]
     They won 1st for Sheaf of Barley for Grain and for Best Selection of Fodder Plants at the Carnamah Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
     In November 1929 they purchased a Chev six truck from Carnamah dealer L. Scott WYLIE [4: 23-Nov-1929]
     In 1932 their Chevrolet truck contained license plate CA-40[4: 12-Nov-1932]
     They won 1st prize for Merredin Wheat at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     With a plot of Merredin wheat came 7th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1932 50 acre crop competition [5: 20-Jan-1933]
     In April 1935 they purchased a new McCormick-Deering T 20 caterpillar tractor from local agent W. G. MULLIGAN [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     On purchasing the new tractor they sold their old 15-30 McCormick tractor to a farmer in Bowgada near Perenjori [5: 26-Apr-1935]
     A field demonstration of their new tractor was held on their Winchester farm on Thursday afternoon 4 July 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
     In July 1935 they purchased a new 14 disc Sundercut from the Sunshine Agency in Carnamah [5: 2-Aug-1935]
     Sold 146 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with two consignments to the Midland Market in November 1935 [5: 1 & 15-Nov-1935]
          The 146 sheep consisted of 90 shorn suckers (50 at 15/4, 40 at 12/1) and 56 shorn lambs (31 at 13/7, 25 at 10/7 per head) [5]
     They sold 5 bales of wool at 17d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale on 9 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
     Sold 120 lambs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market in 1936- 40 lambs on 15 April and 80 on 4 November [5]
          Sold the 40 lambs at 10/- per head while the 80 comprised of 21 at 9/7, 45 at 8/7, 4 at 10/-, 10 at 8/10)[5: 17-Apr-1936, 6-Nov-1936]
     They sold 37 lambs (13 at 23/7, 24 at 20/1) and 1 ewe at 15/- through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 7 July 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
     After extending the instalments for the farm by two years they completed paying its instalments in 1941 [27]
     The last lot of rates for the farm in the name of "Mosedale & Fowler" were for the 1947-48 financial year [3]
     From 1948-49 onwards rates were solely in the name of his brother-in-law H. Harold S. FOWLER [3]
He'd purchased the adjoining 1,174 acre Lot M1213 of Victoria Location 1938 from Lawrence M. O'NEILL on 31 January 1928 [27]
     Lot M1213 was partially developed and still had the majority of its instalments owing to the Midland Railway Company [27]
     Sold his partially paid off Lot M1213 to CHAPMAN Bros of Winchester on 22 April 1929 [27]
Spent a holiday staying with his brother-in-law H. Harold S. FOWLER on Fairview Farm in Winchester in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Died 15 January 1946 in Bunbury, Western Australia [4: 25-Jan-1946]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Friday 25 January 1946:
"Mr H. V. Mosedale, brother of Mr A. N. Mosedale, of Carnamah, passed away at Bunbury on January 15 last. Mr Norman Mosedale, Mr H. Nineham, and Mr F. Poole journeyed by road to attend the funeral at Bunbury. The late Mr Harold Mosedale was a partner in the firm of Mosedale and Fowler, at Winchester. At the time of his death he was 53 years of age."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harold Vincent Mosedale' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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