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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Harry" Harold William THOMAS

Purchased 1,241 acres of virgin land in Carnamah, Western Australia in partnership with Dick READING on 11 August 1924 [27]
The 1,241 acres was near Five Gums and consisted of Lots M984 and M991 of Victoria Location 2022 [27]
The land was purchased from the Midland Railway Company and cost £834/15/-, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer in Carnamah in 1925 [19]
Stayed on the farm only a short time and then returned to England [P144]
On 14 January 1926 the contract to purchase the 1,241 acres was transferred solely into Dick READING's name [27]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Jervis Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 10 August 1929 [204]
Following his arrival his intended address was 232 Ardgowan Road in Lewisham, London, England [204]
His small book titled "Key to Pitman's Shorthand Manual by Sir Isaac Pitman is now at the Carnamah Museum [432]
The inside of the book contains two names - "D. Reading" and his "H. W. Thomas" and the note "Not to be pinched" [432]


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




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