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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 again in Three Springs from September to December 1916 [30]
Resided in Winchester from the beginning of January 1917 onwards [30: item 43236]
Initially a Farmhand for Hans HÄUSSLER on Gregorfields Farm in Winchester[12: 13-Aug-1931]
     Later entered into a farming partnership with his employer Hans HÄUSSLER, and traded as "Haussler & Zuegg" [12: 13-Aug-1931]
     Farmer of Gregorfields Farm, Winchester with Hans HÄUSSLER until 1931 [7: page 58] [12: 13-Aug-1931]
     While on the farm he also occasionally worked as a mechanical engineer [P87]
Became an Australian citizen through naturalisation on 19 April 1923 [30: item 43236]
     Isaac W. KNIGHT of Winchester and Donald MACPHERSON JP 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]
"Häussler & Zuegg" won 1st prize for all three classes of wool at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-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 Committee in 1927 [4: 10-Dec-1927]
In 1928 married "Kath" Kathleen HÄUSSLER, daughter of his partner Hans HÄUSSLER[7: page 59]
     Himself and Kathleen are said to have been the first couple to have been married in the local Church [P248]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1928 [9: 23-Mar-1928]
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]
Left the farm in 1931 following the bank foreclosing on their loan and the death of his father-in-law Hans HÄUSSLER [7: page 58] [P87]
On leaving the farm himself, his wife and their daughter Jill moved into the Carnamah townsite and resided there 1931-1933 [P87]
Mechanical Engineer in Carnamah, dealing with oxywelding and mechanical repairs 1931-1933 [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]
In 1932 was also the owner of Victoria Location 8047 - a 5000 acre block on the west side of Touche Road in Coorow [3] [62]
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 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]
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]
Himself and "Pat" John Patrick ROOKE were reported in one of the local newspapers as the "Carnamah Prospectors" [4: 14-Jul-1934]
Mined in Gullewa until at least 1936, in Mullewa in 1938 and at Reedy in 1941[2] [19] [50]
Father of Jill and Barbara [P223]
Died 10 November 1941; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (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 25 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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