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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harry RODWELL

Born C.1870 [203]
Married Sarah Jane GARDINER in England in 1903 [21]
They departed London, England on the steamship Armadale on 12 November 1910 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Fettler in Coorow 1911-1914 and in Carnamah 1914-1918 [6] [7: page 51] [19]
Guaranteed to contribute to the teacher's salary if the attendance fell below ten at the proposed Coorow State School in 1911 [215]
He gave a donation at the Coorow Football Club's Annual Sports Day held in Coorow on 30 September 1913 [9: 10-Oct-1913]
Around August of 1914 himself, his wife and their children shifted from Coorow to Carnamah [215]
In 1915 was living in a small shack at the northern end of the railway station yard in Carnamah [7: page 151]
Sang a song at the "Carnamah Concert" held in the railway goods shed in Carnamah on Friday 19 February 1915 [10: 26-Feb-1915]
As instructed by the local railway ganger he set off for Prowaka on a tricycle on the railway line on Thursday 20 December 1917 [10]
     He was accompanied by an A. N. SMITH from the firm Malloch Bros of Perth, who was going to erect a windmill at Prowaka [10]
     At about 8:30 a.m. a special goods train came up behind them and without time to stop ran down the tricycle they were on [10]
     He was taken in an unconscious state by train to Moora, where he was treated by Dr Macdonald ALLAN [10: 21-Dec-1917, 11-Jan-1918]
Fettler in Moora 1919-1925 and in Koojan 1925-1929 [6]
Resided of late in Moora [116]
Father of Florence Ada, Edith Margherita and George William [39: 23-April-1928] [215]
Died 8 May 1936 in Moora; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA (Anglican, Plot 225) [116]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Rodwell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/harry-rodwell [sources]




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