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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Harry Mark Godfrey ROWLAND

Born 22 October 1911 in Irwin, Western Australia [16]
Son of Frederick Charles ROWLAND and Sophia MITCHELL [P140]
Descendant of Richard ROWLAND and Elizabeth JOHNSON who arrived in Western Australia in 1929 on the Tranby [P140]
Resided with his parents in Irwin [84]
He was baptised at the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 21 December 1911 [84]
On 13 July 1925 his mother purchased 980 acres of virgin land in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 980 acres was Lot M1567 of Victoria Location 1937 and became known as Wyulda Farm [27] [P80]
Arrived in Carnamah in 1925 [P140]
Farmer of Wyulda Farm in East Carnamah with his brothers Locke and Mick[P80]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held in Winchester on Saturday 10 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Won the Quarter Mile running race at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
In partnership with his brother Locke won the Relay Race in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Jockey of the horse Fairy, which came 2nd in the Maiden Local Hack Race, at the Carnamah Races on 2 October 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1931-1933 [4: 29-Mar-1931] [5: 8-Jul-1932, 16-Jun-1933]
Came 2nd in the Flag Race and in Spearing the Potato in the Horse Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
At the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 came 2nd in the Flag Race, Melon Race and Swerving Race [5: 29-Sep-1933]
By 1933 it was just himself and Mick farming Wyulda, Locke having left and obtained a job on a station near Yalgoo [5: 5-Jan-1934] [142]
Himself and Mick put a notice in local paper thanking those who helped extinguish a fire on Wyulda on 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1934 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Won the Musical Chairs in the Ring Events of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
As the farm couldn't support them both he left Carnamah and worked in King Solomon's Gold Mine at Me and You [P140]
In 1935 he was engaged in the mining operations at Gullewa on the Murchison goldfields [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Received treatment in Geraldton in March 1935 after piping and a pump fell on his hand and severely crushed his thumb [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Returned to Carnamah and worked as a farmhand on HOLLINGSWORTH Bros' farm near the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P140]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Tuesday 30 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Married Eunice Maud STEELE in Perth in 1936 [66]
     Initially they resided on HOLLINGSWORTH Bros' farm near the Inering Estate in Carnamah [64]
     After a few years they moved into the Carnamah townsite and resided at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [P140]
     Rented 14 Robertson Street (previously the Carnamah Private Hospital) from T. J. BERRIGAN until it was sold in 1946 [3] [P140]
     Resided at 10 Robertson Street, Carnamah 1947-1998 [P140]
     Initially rented the house at 10 Robertson Street from Charles J. DALLIMORE before his wife purchased it in 1949 [3]
Worked in partnership with his brother Don shearing sheep in Carnamah [P140]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1936 [0: image 03236]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club from 1935-36 to 1949-50 [5: 18-Oct-1935, 16-Oct-1936] [4: 22-Apr-1950]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club - played for Carnamah B in 1936-37 and Carnamah Reds in 1939-40 [5: 22-Jan-1937] [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1949-1951 - played for Carnamah Town [0: image 04628] [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Received electricity at his home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 paid £1 for electricity for the month of July [53]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club - was Vice President in 1953 [75]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1955 [0: image 04787]
For a number of years annually worked as a farmhand in Carnamah for John M. DIAMOND during seeding time [P140]
Worked for Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) at the Prowaka Wheat Bin - rode the 12 miles there daily by bicycle [P140]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
Adopted a kangaroo named Lena who lived with them at 10 Robertson Street for many years [P140]
Father of Darryl and Haydn [14]
Died 13 August 1995 at 10 Robertson Street, Carnamah; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row T, Plot 6) [1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Mark Godfrey Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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