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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Herbert Percival OAKLEY

Born 12 February 1886 in South Australia [55]
Son of Josiah OAKLEY and Jane CANALEY [55]
On 27 May 1925 took out a contract with the Midland Railway Company to purchase 3,501 acres of virgin land in Winchester [27]
     The 3,501 acres was Lot M1563 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £2013, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     On 30 December 1925 sold the 3501 acres in Winchester to Kenneth W. FORD (who sold it to FRANCIS Bros in May 1926) [27]
On 28 May 1925 purchased for £28 cash three vacant townsite blocks in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     The three blocks were Lots 72, 77 & 78 of Victoria Location 1936 (14, 4 and 2 Boojerabba Street) [27]
On 3 August 1925 purchased 7,086 acres of virgin land in Three Springs, Western Australia from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     Purchased the 7,086 acres in partnership with Thomas Alexander CLARKE and Ernest OAKLEY as "Oakley, Clare & Oakley" [27]
     The 7,086 acres was Lot M1576 of Victoria Location 2021 and cost £3011/15/3 (8/6 per acre), payable by instalments [27]
Also on 3 August 1925 he purchased on his own a further 7,120 acres in the Three Springs district [27]
     The 7,120 acres was a portion of Victoria Location 2021 and costing £3026 (8/6 an acre), payable by instalments [27]
On 25 May 1926 purchased another five townsite blocks in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company for £67 cash [27]
     The five townsite blocks were Lots 21, 22, 23, 24 & 25 of Victoria Location 1936 (31, 29, 27, 25 and 23 Caron Street) [27]
     Appears to have sold his Lot 72 in the Carnamah townsite to Thomas J. BERRIGAN [3]
     By 1931 had also sold Lots 21 to 25 of the Carnamah townsite, however still owned Lots 77 and 78 [3]
     Over 20 years later, in July 1948, he sold Lots 77 and 78 of the Carnamah townsite to the Rural & Industries Bank [3]
Farmer in Three Springs in 1926 and 1927 [4] [19] [34]
He sold his 7,000 acre farm in Three Springs in May 1927 to Frank E. ROBERTS of Carnamah [86: 17-May-1927]
Left Three Springs in mid June 1927 and shifted to Bindi Bindi, where he farmed well into the 1930s [3] [4: 18-Jun-1927]
In 1940 was living at 63 Great Eastern Highway in the Perth suburb of Rivervale [61]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe [2]
Died 14 July 1967; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, NC, 67) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Herbert Percival Oakley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/herbert-percival-oakley [sources]




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