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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harry ZUEGG

Born 20 August 1889 in Lana, Tyrol, Austria (later part of Italy) [30: item 43236]
Son of Ernest ZUEGG [30: item 43236]
Spent four years at an Engineering Academy in Germany where he obtained a Degree in Engineering [7: page 58] [30: item 43236]
Departed London, England on the steamship Themistiles and arrived in Albany, Western Australia on 7 May 1914 [30: item 43236]
Clearer in Yandanooka, Western Australia from October 1914 to June 1916 [30: item 43236]
Mail Deliverer in Three Springs from April 1915 to June 1916 [30: item 43236]
     Delivered mail with a motor car from Three Springs to places such as Pintharuka, Morawa and Perenjori [10: 15-Apr-1915]
     He was employed as mail-deliverer by Three Springs farmer Charles C. MALEY who was the contractor for the mail run [7: page 58]
Resided in Kalgoorlie from June to August 1916 and then again in Three Springs from September to December 1916 [30]
He resided in Winchester, South Carnamah from the beginning of January 1917 [30: item 43236]
     Initially worked as a Farmhand for Hans HÄUSSLER on Gregorfields Farm in Winchester [12: 13-Aug-1931]
     Later entered into a farming partnership with his employer, trading "Haussler & Zuegg" [12: 13-Aug-1931]
Farmer of Gregorfields Farm in Winchester with Hans HÄUSSLER from during the 1920s until 1931 [7: page 58] [12: 13-Aug-1931]
     Their farm was 4,003 acres in size and consisted of Lots M918, M919, M1056 and M1268 [3] [4: 2-Feb-1929]
     Before being cleared the property had been timbered with Salmon and York Gum, Gimlet, Jam and Tamar scrub [81: 3-May-1931]
     Once developed their farm was referred to "as a first class wheat and sheep property in a proved district" [81: 3-May-1931]
     At an unknown date he and Hans also acquired the 4,999 acre Victoria Location 8115 in Winchester [3]
     They also began developing a farm in Coorow, which was the 5,000 acre Victoria Location 8047 held in his name [3]
     Presumably they also farmed or grazed livestock on his wife's 4,982 acre Victoria Location 8194 in Winchester [3]
     Haussler & Zuegg won 1st for the Best Fleece of Fine Wool at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
     They were referred to as "good, solid, honest workers" in May 1927 when their cropping was progressing well [4: 7-May-1927]
     In 1927 Haussler & Zuegg were the owners of a new Oldsmobile Six car [4: 7-May-1927]
     Their car was registered with the Carnamah District Road Board and contained license plate CA-203 [325]
     They won 1st prizes for Fine Wool, Medium Wool and Strong Wool at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
     A year later, in 1928, they again won 1st prize for Wine Wool at the Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah [4: 13-Oct-1928]
     In 1928 their wheat crops averaged eight bags and they ran a total of 1,300 head of sheep on their farm [4: 8-Dec-1928]
     They were early growers of barley, cropping 250 acres of Prior's Malting Barley in 1928, which averaged 12 bags [4: 8-Dec-1928]
     They hosted a Massey Harris Wallis tractor demonstration on Gregorfields Farm in Winchester on 31 January 1929 [4: 2-Feb-1929]
     In November 1929 they purchased a large Hannaford Wheat Pickler and Grader from local dealer Ray WYLIE [4: 23-Nov-1929]
     During the year 1929 they had 2,500 sheep on their farm and planted 1,000 acres of barley on their Coorow farm [4: 2-Feb-1929]
     Among their machinery in 1929 were a Wallis tractor, 12-disc McKay scrub plough, Girsch scarifier and 44 Barger disc cultivator [4]
     Haussler & Zuegg won 1st prize for Lettuce in the Vegetable section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
     They had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
     While on the farm he also occasionally worked as a mechanical engineer [P87]
     By 1931 they'd cleared 3,000 of the the farm's 4,003 acres and had subdivided it into 15 paddocks with 23 miles of fencing [81]
     Their farm contained three wells and had water connected to the house, sheep yards and dip [81: 3-May-1931]
     They had a three-room weatherboard house, stable, barn, machinery shed, blacksmith's shop and two-room men's quarters [81]
Became an Australian citizen through naturalisation on 19 April 1923 [30: item 43236]
     Isaac W. KNIGHT of Winchester and Donald MACPHERSON of Carnamah provided his references for naturalisation [30]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as "de dandy coon" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Best man at the wedding of "Ned" Edmund K. WELLS and "Maggie" Margaret A. KROSCHEL in Carnamah in 1927 [4:19-Feb-1927]
Attended an "interesting and educational lecture" on the advantages of silage at the Carnamah Hall on 18 November 1927 [4]
     At the end of the lecture he seconded a motion to form the Carnamah Silo Club, which was carried unanimously [4: 26-Nov-1927]
     The purpose of the club was to reduce the construction costs for silage through mass production of silos [81: 27-Nov-1927]
Member of the Winchester Sports Picnic Meeting Committeein 1927 [4: 10-Dec-1927]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1927-28 [4: 12-Nov-1927, 9: 23-Mar-1928]
Married "Kath" Kathleen HÄUSSLER at 6:15pm on Tuesday 7 February 1928 at the Presbyterian Church in Carnamah [39: 14-Feb-1928]
     He and Kath are said to have been the first couple to have been married in the local Church [P248]
     Kath was the daughter of Hans HÄUSSLER, his business partner who he farmed Gregorfields Farm with [4: 11-Feb-1928]
     His best man at his wedding was Winchester farmer George A. RAFFAN [4: 11-Feb-1928]
     Following their ceremony and a reception at the Carnamah Hotel, he and Kath left by car for a three-week tour of the South West [4]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Donated six dozen eggs to the Moora District Hospital Moora during February 1929 [10: 14-Feb-1929]
Attended a meeting at the Carnamah Hall on 19 April 1929 to discuss the establishment of flour mills in Carnamah [86: 20-Apr-1929]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
One of the three Costume Judges at the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Committee Member of Winchester's branch of the Primary Producers' Association in 1930 [4: 11-Oct-1930]
A land and clearing sale was held on their Gregorfields Farm in Winchester starting at 1 p.m. on Friday 15 May 1931 [81: 3-May-1931]
     Their livestock, plant and machinery were offered for sale irrespective of whether their 4,003 acre farm sold by auction [81]
     Livestock consisted of about 1,450 sheep including 800 ewes mated to Corriedale rams, two head of cattle and eight horses [81]
     Their plant included a 1-ton International speed trick, 6-cylinder Oldsmobile car, 15/30 Rumley tractor, 15/27 Case tractor, [81]
     two 15/30 McCormick tractors, 12-foot Horwood Bagshaw combile drill, 12-disc Gaston plough, two 14-disc Sundercut ploughs, [81]
     two 11-foot Barger disc harrows, 10-foot T-bar roller, 8-foot Massey binder, Campbell scrub rake, hay rake, 3-ton horse trolley, [81]
     double-bagger chaff cutter with 12-inch mouth, circular saw and bench, spring cart, grass mower, 13-disc Massey drill, [81]
     17-tyne Massey cultivator, bag loader, cream separator, rabbit poisoner, blacksmith's forge, quantity of wire, 20 tonnes of hay, [81]
     a host of sundries and two galvanised iron square tanks of 200-gallons and 400-gallons capacity [81: 3-May-1931]
The clearing sale may not have gone ahead or might have been unsuccessful, as they remained the owners of the farm [3]
     He contract formed and graded 930 chains of road in Winchester in July 1931 for the Carnamah District Road Board [4: 11-Jul-1931]
     Haussler & Zuegg sold 268 sheep through Dalgety & Co at Midland Market on 6 January 1932 [39: 7-Jan-1932] [120: 7-Jan-1932]
     The 268 sheep comprised 218 ewes sold for up to 10/7 per head (9/- average ) and 50 lambs for up to 9/10 (6/2 average) [39] [120]
Left the farm in Winchester in 1931 following the bank foreclosing on their loan and the death of his father-in-law [7: page 58] [P87]
     On leaving the farm shifted with his wife and daughter Jill into the Carnamah townsite and resided there 1931-1933 [P87]
     During the 1932-33 financial year their highly developed 4,003 acre Gregorfields Farm in Winchester was sold to Leishman Bros [3]
     His 4,999 acre Victoria Location 8115 in Winchester was forfeited on 29 December 1933 [3]
     His wife's Conditional Purchase lease for the 4,982 acre Victoria Location 8194 in Winchester was forfeited on 13 June 1934 [3]
     He abandoned his 5,000 acre Victoria Location 8047 in Coorow, which had reverted to vacant land, in the 1933-34 financial year [3]
Mechanical Engineer in Carnamah, dealing with oxywelding and mechanical repairs, from 1931 to 1933 [5: 8-Jul-1932, 10-Feb-1933] [P87]
     Worked from garage premises at 17 Macpherson Street, Carnamah which he rented from L. Scott WYLIE [3] [P28]
     The garage was on the back part of the block, which was on the north east corner of Boojerabba and Macpherson Streets [P28]
     In August 1932 became a Service Station representative for General Motors cars and trucks, Chevrolets, Buicks etc [5: 26-Aug-1932]
     Advertised his business in the Carnamah-Three Springs Times & Arrino Advertiser paper in 1932 and 1933 [5: 8-Jul-1932, 7-Apr-1933]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 2-Sep-1932]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 14 October 1932 [96]
Along with his wife, daughter Jill and friend Pat ROOKE, left Carnamah in 1933 and went prospecting in the goldfields [P87]
     On leaving Carnamah in March 1933 they initially went to the Murchison goldfields[4: 18-Mar-1933]
     Along with his wife returned to Carnamah for a visit over the weekend of 12th and 13th of August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
     He and "Pat" John Patrick ROOKE were reported in one of the local newspapers as the "Carnamah Prospectors" [4: 14-Jul-1934]
In 1934 was with his wife, Pat ROOKE and F. SLEEMAN the owner of the Shannandor Mine at Gullawa near Yalgoo [4: 14-Jul-1934]
     Prospected at Yalgoo and Gullawa with Pat ROOKE without much success until Saturday 30 June 1934 [4: 7-Jul-1934]
     On 30 June 1934 in their Shennandor Mine at Gullawa they unearthed a 165 ounce gold nugget worth £1500 [4: 7-Jul-1934] [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     The nugget had been found following his wife noticing a gold speck on the wall during her first visit into the actual mine [4: 14-Jul-1934]
     They had been striking for a long time without finding very much until they began working below water level [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Mined in Gullewa until at least 1936, in Mullewa in 1938 and at Reedy, between Cue and Meektharra, in 1941 [2] [19] [50]
Father of Jill and Barbara [P223]
Died 10 November 1941; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, LD, 498) [2]
Those at his funeral associated with Three Springs, Carnamah or Winchester were his mining partner "Pat" J. Patrick ROOKE, [5]
     former Carnamah farmer John S. ROOKE, Winchester pioneer and former Carnamah storekeeper Louis P. PARKER, [5]
     Rev. Ernest G. and Mrs Grace M. JAQUET formerly of Three Springs, Mrs Margaret A. KROSCHEL formerly of Carnamah, [5]
     former Three Springs farmer Frederick E. S. JAMES and former Three Springs landowner Sir Walter H. JAMES [5: 14-Nov-1941]
Second chief mourner at his funeral, "Sallie" Sarah Christine HEARDER (1878-1963), was Sir Walter H. JAMES' sister-in-law [P319]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 14 November 1941:
Late Mr. H. Zuegg
"The funeral took place in the Church of England cemetery, Karrakatta on Tuesday morning of the late Mr. Harry Zuegg, of Reedy, the service at the graveside being conducted by the Rev. S. T. Lindsay. Born in the Austrian Tyrol, the late Mr. Zuegg had been in this state for the past 30 years, many of which he spent in the Winchester district. He leaves a widow and two young daughters. The chief mourners were Mrs. Kathleen Zuegg (widow) and Miss Hearder. The pall-bearers were Messrs. F. James, L. Parker, J. P. Rooke and P. A. Dix. Among those present at the graveside were Sir Walter James, Messrs. W. James, J. S. Rooke, F. X. Bernet, J. T. McLachlan, the Rev. E. G. and the Mrs. Jaquet and Mrs. M. Kroschel. Many beautiful floral tributes were placed on the graveside and widespread expressions of sympathy have been received by the bereaved widow."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Zuegg' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 January 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/harry-zuegg [sources]




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