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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1893 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of Charles EDWARDS and Margaret Jane GRAHAM [54]
He was one of five children with sisters Violet, Myrtle, Ivy and Marguerite [39: 16-Jun-1930]
With his sister Myrtle EDWARDS he purchased 1,820 acres of land in Coorow, Western Australia on 12 July 1922 [27]
     The 1,820 acres was Lot M1377 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
     The land was purchased from the Midland Railway Company for £1,228/7/6, which was paid for by instalments over 17 years [27]
Clearing Contractor for Gerard A. NEWMAN in Three Springs in 1925 and 1926 [50]
Farmer in Coorow 1927-1941 [19]
Committee Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 2-Aug-1935, 3-Jul-1936, 18-Jun01937]
In mid-September 1935 sold 28 suckers for 10/1 per head and 13 suckers for 8/10 per head [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Hosted an evening in honour of Mr and Mrs BIRMINGHAM of West Perth at his home in Coorow on 27 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Held a cocktail party at his home to show bush life by night to Elsie MARRIOTT and Ross MELROSE on 16 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Hosted a bucks party for Winchester farmers George A. RAFFAN and Eric J. BRADLEY on Wednesday evening 7 October 1936 [5]
     The evening included songs, stories, seafood and coffee - the latter of which was reported to have been a masterpiece [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Sold 27 hoggets at 10/1, 19 suckers at 11/5 and 20 ewes at 9/8 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd in November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the R.S.L. Valedictory for Charles A. METTAM at the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
"H. & M. Edwards" sold 48 lambs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd in September 1937 - 13 at 18/7, 26 at 17/10, 9 at 17/9 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Married former Waddy Forest school teacher Marjorie Etta UNDERWOOD in Perth in 1941 [66]
Resided at 3 Malcolm Street in Perth while initially remaining the owner of his farm in Coorow [61]
In 1950 sold 1,180 acres of his farm to Milton J. TILLY and the remaining 640 acres to "Tim" Harold T. MELVIN [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of North Beach [2]
Died 16 June 1959; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]
Memorialised along with his wife in the Garden of Remembrance at the Karrakatta Cemetery (Crematorium Rose Gardens, K, 306) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Edwards' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from [sources]

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