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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Harry" Henry BARWISE

Born 1895 in Cleator, Cumberland, England [20] [21]
Son of farmer John BARWISE and Annie BROWN [20] [21]
Grew up with his parents and siblings in a twelve-roomed house on Blackrow Farm in Cleator, Cumberland, England [20]
He was the eldest child with younger siblings Lizzie, John, Annie, Joseph, William, James and Benn [20]
In 1911 he was working with his father on Blackrow Farm in Cleator [20]
Prior to leaving England he was the farmer of Sneckyeat Farm in Hensington, Cumberland, England [20]
Departed from London, England on the steamship Berrima on 3 September 1925 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Farmhand in Wagin, Western Australia in 1936 and 1937 [50]
Stockman on Koobabbie Farm in Coorow, Western Australia from 12 March 1942 until his death in 1956 [P363]
He was employed on Koobabbie by Samuel B. RUDDUCK 1942-1949 and then his son S. Arnold RUDDUCK 1949-1956 [P363]
Married Agnes STEELE in Perth in 1946 [66]
He travelled to Perth on Thursday 25 June 1946 and returned to Koobabbie on 20 July 1946 with his wife [P363]
Lived with his wife on Koobabbie Farm in Coorow in one of the married couple cottages [P363]
In addition to stock work he also did a variety of other jobs on Koobabbie [P363]
He milked cows, looked after fowls, killed a sheep once a week to feed everyone and doing the garden, including winter vegetables [P363]
Every three weeks he'd oil at least two Samson windmills on the farm, which he'd ride to on his bicycle [P363]
Died 9 December 1956 in Coorow; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 3) [1]
Photograph of he and his wife, taken in the Perth suburb of Applecross, courtesy of the RUDDUCK family [P363]

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

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