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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Harry" Henry John PAGE

Born 1861 in Tumut, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Son of Joseph PAGE and Mary Ann TIBBS [32]
Miner in Laverton, Western Australia in 1910 [P437]
Married Annie GIBSON on 6 October 1910 at Six Mile Garden near Laverton [P437]
Farmer in Three Springs, Western Australia 1911-1926 [6] [19] [81: 5-Sep-1926]
     He purchased the 936 acre Lot M852 on 1 July 1911 and the 450 acre M816 on 27 July 1911 [27]
     Both were portions of Victoria Location 2020 and were purchased on instalments from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     Lot M852 cost 11 shillings per acre or a total of £514/16/- while M816 was 23 shillings an acre totalling £517/10/- [27]
     The two blocks weren't adjoining - Lot M852 was east of Three Springs and Lot M816 north east of the Three Springs townsite [62]
     Lot M852 is on the south west corner of the Three Springs-Perenjori Road and what is now Weir Road [62]
     Lot M816, which is further from Three Springs, is on the south west corner of Hunt Road and Wilson Road [62]
     He presumably received financial assistance from the Industries Assistance Board as they lodged a mortgage on his Lot M852 [27]
     During the 1913-14 financial year he appears to have sold his Lot M816 to local contractor D. John SELWAY [44]
In 1913 he gave a five shilling subscription towards the annual Three Springs Day event [9: 3-Oct-1913]
He commented that tinned stew didn't taste as good as it had in his bachelor days, when his wife was on a holiday in 1914 [10: 16-Oct-1914]
In 1915 he had no dam on his farm, its sole water supply being a good well [10: 22-Jan-1915]
Grew 250 acres of wheat crop on his farm in Three Springs in 1917 [10: 19-Jun-1917]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Member of the Three Springs Race Club 1919-1921 [10: 31-Jan-1919, 30-Jan-1920] [9: 25-Feb-1921]
     Steward at the Three Springs Race Club's Annual Race Meetings held in early March of 1919, 1920 and 1921 [10]
Vice President of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee's Picnic Race Meeting on Wednesday 17 March 1920 [124]
     Donated 5/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1920 [124]
     Steward of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on Friday 17 March 1922 [124]
Won 1st prize of Peas he exhibited at the annual Three Springs Day picnic and show on Thursday 23 September 1920 [9: 1-Oct-1920]
He was the only one in Three Springs who suffered from a hailstorm in November 1921, which damaged most of his crop [10: 18-Nov-1921]
     He was reported to have lost 150 acres of crop, with most of the hailstorm's damage occurring around Bowgada [10: 2-Dec-1921]
     It was remarked "the amount of wheat he is likely to harvest... can be estimated on a postage stamp" [86: 13-Dec-1921]
While carting hay in December 1921 he slipped off and the wheel of the cart ran over him and broke his ribs [86: 13-Dec-1921]
In 1923 the local newspaper correspondent for Three Springs described him as "everybody's pal" [86: 21-Jul-1923]
Sold his farm to a man from Toodyay in July 1923, however, the sale appears to have fallen through as he remained [86: 21-Jul-1923]
Due to ill-health he sold his 936 acre improved farm in Three Springs to V. H. Frankis LANE in mid 1926 [9: 30-Jul-1926] [81: 5-Sep-1926]
Carrier in Meckering 1931-1943 [50]
In May 1933 he was spending his "customary winter vacation" in Three Springs [4: 20-May-1933]
While visiting Three Springs in 1933 it was reported that he was an authority of poultry ailments [4: 20-May-1933]
Died in 1954 [15]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Henry John Page' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 April 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/henry-john-page [reference list]




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