Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Harry" Herbert Charles MARKHAM

Born C.1868 [2]
Contractor at Kanowna on the Eastern Goldfields 1903-1906 [50]
Carter in partnership with Edward R. ANDREWS trading as "Markham & Andrews" in Leonora in 1906 [225: 3-Dec-1906]
Produce Merchant in Leonora 1907-1909 [50] [334: 13-Jun-1907] [420: 7-Nov-1909]
     Around November of 1909 he sold his business and emporium on Tower Street in Leonora to Fritz NOTHNAGEL [420: 7-Nov-1909]
Produce Merchant in Lawlers in 1912 [50]
Resided and worked around the Carnamah district from about 1913 until his death in 1926 [2] [8: page 19]
     Around 1913 he employed teams of men to cut sandalwood in the Carnamah area, mainly to be exported to China [8: page 19]
     As sandalwood trees became scarce in the area he went share-farming with Arthur G. DARLING [8: page 19]
Farmer in Carnamah 1915-1925 [19] [34] [50]
     In 1915 grew 2,000 acres of crop on Arthur G. DARLING's Inering Farm in Carnamah on a share-cropping arrangement [P14] [34]
     He had 53 horses in 1915 [34] in addition to many ploughs and drills [P14]
     In 1915 the Midland Railway Company hoped to sell to him Lots M929-M931 however he claimed the price was too high [34]
     Over the 1915-16 harvest he was the Carnamah agent for the wheat buying firm Bell & Company [34]
     Share-cropped 4,000 acres on DARLING's Inering Farm in Carnamah in 1916 [34] and 2,000 acres in 1917 [10: 19-Jun-1917]
     Also ran livestock in Carnamah, [34] presumably also on Arthur G. DARLING's Inering Farm [P1]
     In February 1920 sent a cheque to the Midland Railway Company after his sheep strayed onto their farms and ate some crop [34]
     At the Police Court in Mingenew in January 1920 was fined £8 and costs on two charges under the Brands Act 1904 [86: 29-Jan-1920]
Contractor in Carnamah 1916-1922 [6]
     Worked as a carting contractor carting wheat to the railway siding by horse drawn two-wheel drays [P399]
     He had up to seven horse-drawn teams working at once carting wheat - most of which could cart one ton or 12 bags of wheat [P399]
     He had a large Clydesdale horse called Prince who was particularly strong and could pull 18 bags instead of the usual 12 [P399]
     Prince knew the way into the Carnamah townsite and to the railway station yard and would lead the other six teams [P399]
     His assistant would yell "Righto, away you go" and Prince would set off leading the other horses into town and to the station [P399]
     When the wheat was unloaded from all the drays Prince would depart leading the other horses back to get another load [P399]
     Among the farmers he carted for was John BOWMAN of The Home Farm on what is now the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [P399]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Vice President of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee's Sports Meetings in Three Springs in 1917 and 1919 [124]
Purchased some of his general supplies from general store "The Supply Stores" in Yarra Street, Carnamah in 1918 [92]
It was said that he was the first person in the Carnamah district to own a car - a T Model Ford [7: page 151] [8: page 19]
     He is believed to be the person referred to as Carnamah's "Sandalwood King," who purchased a motor car in mid 1919 [10: 6-Jun-1919]
     In 1922-23 his Ford car contained number-plate PM-8 and was licensed with the Perenjori-Morawa Roard Board [325]
Donated £2/2/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1919 and again in 1920 [124]
Grazier at Bowgada in the Perenjori district 1922-1926 [6] [39: 20-Mar-1928]
     He had purchased 6,211 acres of virgin land near Moolanooka Spring from the Midland Railway Company in 1920 and 1921 [27] [44]
     The 6,211 acres consisted of Lots M1257 and M1328 of Victoria Location 2021 on the south side of what is now Grant Road [27] [62]
     He'd taken up the 4,766 acre Lot M1257 for £3931/10/- (16/16 per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years, on 21 July 1920 [27]
     On 19 February 1921 he took up the 1,445 acre Lot M1328 for £830/17/6 (11/7 an acre), also payable by instalments [27]
He was part of the Three Springs Kangaroo Hunting & Picnic Party of Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
One of his steers, which strayed to Three Springs, charged farmer Sydney C. GOOCH and tore his clothes on 22 November 1923 [86]
     Later the same day the steer charged and knocked over Fannie GOOCH, giving her a fractured collar bone and bruises [86: 27-Nov-1923]
For a period he also leased 4,979 acres six miles east of Winchester, which was Victoria Location 7603 [10: 26-Feb-1925]
     He had forfeited the lease by February 1925 when it was offered to others for selection [10: 26-Feb-1925]
Passed away at the age of 59 years at Saint Omer's Hospital in the Perth suburb of West Perth [39: 3-Apr-1926]
Died 26 March 1926; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, MA, 472) [2]
After his death his 6,211 acres "of slightly improved land" in the Perenjori district was sold for approximately £3 per acre [39: 25-Dec-1926]
     All or some of his farmland in Perenjori was sold to John A. GRANT [9: 11-Feb-1927]
     200 of his cattle in "forward condition" were sold by public auction in Mingenew at 2 p.m. on Friday 4 June 1926 [39: 15-May-1926]
     Also sold from his estate was a very valuable 1,300 acres of subdividable land on Guildford Road in suburban Perth [39: 25-Dec-1926]
     His horses and farm machinery were sold on his former farm in Perenjori on Friday 18 February 1927 [9: 11-Feb-1927]
His name also appeared in electoral rolls as Herbert Clark MARKHAM and Charles Herbert MARKHAM [19] [50]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Herbert Charles Markham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/herbert-charles-markham [sources]




Use the below form or email history@carnamah.com.au

Name:
 
Email:
 
Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
 
 
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.


During this time we encourage you to stay active + keep connected. Check out Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home for ideas!