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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Howard Hartley CHAPPEL

Born 14 March 1897 in Rochester, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Edwin CHAPPEL and Ann Turner SIMS [54]
Resided with his parents on farmland near Rochester [50]
He was one of seven children with elder siblings Clara and Percy and younger siblings Edwin, Sydney, Hilda and Annie [293: 17-Aug-1927]
In 1909, when he was still a child, his mother passed away at the age of 41 years [243]
His brother Percy served in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War and was killed in Belgium in 1917 [30: item 3235113]
Married "Bess" Bertha LAMPARD on 13 July 1920 in Jeparit, Victoria, Australia [P227]
Farmer of Marathon Farm in Rochester, Victoria, Australia [P227]
In October 1929 purchased from Irwin R. COUSINS a 1,009 acre farm in Winchester, Western Australia [4: 19-Oct-1929]
     The farm was Victoria Locations 2953, 3408, 3445 and 5565 and was purchased through Carnamah agent Scott WYLIE [3] [4]
     Sold up at Rochester in 1929 and moved to his new property at Winchester in the Carnamah district of Western Australia [25] [P227]
Farmer of Marathon Farm in Winchester 1929-1958 [P182]
     On 24 March 1934 extended his farm with the purchase of an adjoining 800 acres (Victoria Locations 2926 and 2937) [3]
     The 800 acres was purchased from Albert H. COUSINS of Arrino, and before him it had belonged to Arthur WHITE [3] [61]
     His farm then totalled 1,809 acres, all of which had once been part of Winchester pioneer Louis P. PARKER's Glenwilli Farm [3] [44]
Foundation Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 10-May-1930]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1930 [53]
In 1932 he was the owner of a Studebaker car licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with plate CA-299 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1932-1956 [13]
Participant in the Winchester Dingo Hunt of 1932 which resulted in a frequently seen dingo meeting its end [4]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1935-36 [5: 20-Oct-1933, 1-Nov-1935]
Sold three bales of wool for 18½d. and one bale for 17½d. per pound through Dalgety & Co in January 1934 [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Oversaw the building of a bush shelter shed for the children of the Winchester State School on Saturday 10 February 1934 [5: 16-Feb-1934]
Committee Member of the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association in 1934 [5: 23-Mar-1934]
In March 1934, after many attempts, he successfully bored and found good water near his home at a depth of 20 feet [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Sold 36 hogget sheep at the Midland Market in mid July 1934, and received an average price of 20/- per hogget [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party at the home of William & Susan PETHICK on Petan Farm in Winchester on Saturday 14 July 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
By 1935 he had obtained the telephone - was telephone number Winchester-3 [60]
Attended the meeting held at the Church Hall in Carnamah on Monday evening 8 April 1935 to discuss the bulk handling of wheat [5]
     Seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously, that the meeting be in favour of local bulk handling [5: 12-Apr-1935]
     The motion also included that a deputation be sent to the Midland Railway Company requesting bulk handing facilities at sidings [5]
In April 1935 himself and neighbouring farmer W. Thomas WHITE requested to fence a road dividing their farms [5: 3-May-1935]
     The Carnamah District Road Board granted their request, which affected what is now the Winchester West Road [3] [5] [62]
Foundation President of the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association in 1935[5: 10-May-1935]
Member of the Winchester Progress Association in 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Attended the afternoon tendered to William PATRICK, M.L.A. on his visit to Carnamah on Monday 24 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Successfully requested the Carnamah District Road Board erect a crossing over the railway line in Winchester in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
     The Midland Railway Company erected the crossing with £4 financial assistance from the Carnamah District Road Board [5]
     The Carnamah District Road Board installed culverts for the crossing, which lead to his front gate [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sold 28 lambs for 18/10 each and another 16 for 17/4 each at the Midland Market on Wednesday 17 July 1935 [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Border Collie sheep dog or bitch in the Sheep Dog section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Welcomer at the Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance at the Winchester School Hall on 26 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Sold 8 shorn wethers for 13/4 each, 17 shorn ewes for 14/1 each and 9 shorn ewes for 12/1 each on 2 October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
He and William J. PETHICK interview the General Manager of the Midland Railway Company in early October 1935 [5]
     They successfully requested additional trucking yards and the division of the existing yard at Winchester [5]
     The improvement, which was effected within a month, was of great convenience to farmers on trucking days [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Purchased two Southdown rams at the sheep sales of the Royal Show in Perth in October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Member of a deputation that met with the Carnamah District Road Board on Wednesday afternoon 22 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
     Himself and five other Winchester farmers met with the Board to discuss the inadequacy of the facilities at the Winchester Well [5]
     The Board wouldn't put an engine at the well, but did agree to install a trough and put the pump, buckets and windlass in order [5]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Sold 29 shorn lambs at 16/4, 24 shorn lambs at 17/4, and 29 shorn hoggets at 16/7 per head on 5 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Attended the public meeting on the question of Saturday Afternoon Closing in Carnamah on Thursday 19 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
     The proposition was to replace the half-day holiday on Thursday afternoons with a half-day holiday on Saturday afternoons [5]
     The driving force was some of the local sporting bodies, who wished to play their organised sport on Saturday instead of Sunday [5]
     He thought sport on Sundays was a step in the right direction, as it had done away with the old practise of working on Sundays [5]
     Added that organised sport on Sundays should not be allowed to clash with other Sunday organisations such as Church [5]
Sold 61 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 29 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
     comprised 33 hoggets (28 at 22/10, 5 at 18/7), 1 ewe at 20/-, 1 ram at 15/-, and 26 lambs (8 at 18/7, 7 at 18/4, 11 at 17/7) [5]
     About three months later, on 22 July 1936, sold 3 ewes at 25/-, 4 wethers at 22/1, and 5 lambs at 22/1 per head  [5: 24-Jul-1936]
     Sold 18 shorn lambs at 18/7 and 18 shorn wethers at 22/1 per head at the Midland Market on 2 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
     Sold 20 lambs at 17/7 per head through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on 9 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
     Sold 5 hoggets at 12/4, 6 wethers at 8/10, and 27 lambs at 16/1 through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 16 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
During early June 1936 he was confined to his bed with an injured back [5: 5-Jun-1936]
He was among the 200 farmers who attended the meeting in Carnamah on 31 July 1936 about local Bulk Wheat Handling [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Denied the Carnamah District Road Board permission to truncate the corner of the road passing his farm in August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
     Following a meeting with the Chairman of the Road Board he signified that he would comply with the Board's request [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Sold ten bales of wool through Elder Smith & Co Ltd in October 1936 - 5 bales at 14d. and 5 bales at 12½d. per pound [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Came 7th in the Royal Agricultural Society's Perpetual Executors Export Lamb Competition in 1936 with 93 / 100 points [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Telephoned the Carnamah Police Station on 12 January 1937 to report a man "was hanging about the Winchester Siding" [88]
Vice President of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1937 [5: 19-Mar-1937]
One of four men who ran for the position of Member for the Winchester Ward on the Carnamah District Road Board in April 1937 [5]
      He was just seven votes short of defeating the retiring member, Winchester farmer W. Thomas WHITE [5: 2 & 23-Apr-1937]
Donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tennis Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
In May 1937 had his 15/30 McCormick Deering tractor fitted with Dunlop pneumatic tyres from agent D. S. O'GRADY [5: 14-May-1937]
Advertised in April 1937 that he had male and female sheep dog pups for sal e[5: 14-May-1937]
    The father was a Border Collie bred at Tootra Station and the mother a well bred Kelpie bitch and both were good workers [5]
Inaugural Vice President of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 21-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Won 2nd prize for Three Fat Lambs Suitable for Export at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Won 1st prize for Cauliflower and 2nd for Beetroot in the Vegetable section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Convened a meeting in Winchester on 21 September 1937 for the establishment of a grasshopper bait depot in Winchester [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Sold 11 bales of crossbred wool at 14½d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd in September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
During the 1937 harvest he and his 16 year old son Laurie worked from midday to sundown harvesting their crops [39: 3-Dec-1937]
     In six days they harvested 2,193 bushels and one of those days they harvested 417 bushels - a local record for the season [39]
     They spent the morning of each day carting the wheat harvested the previous day to the railway siding in Winchester [39]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1938-1946 [150]
Fire Control Deputy of the Winchester Fire Control Committee in 1939 [0: image 03880]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Australian Defence League in 1940 [0: image 03947]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 14 June 1940 - was Worshipful Master in 1951 [96] [153]
In October 1940 purchased a Pederick Gas Producer to be fitted to one of his motor vehicles [0: image 03916]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1941 [0: image 04007]
Constructed his own tennis courts and bowling green on his farm [P227]
     A number of bowling competitions in the Carnamah district were played at the bowling green at Marathon Farm [0: image 02925 & 02927]
     In 1941 locals gathered at Marathon for bowling competitions every Saturday night [4: 29-Mar-1941]
     Member of the Bowling Club that played at his Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
During the Second World War he employed a number of Italian prisoners of war on his farm in Winchester [P23]
Retired in 1958 and shifted to 1 Rene Road in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith, and resided there 1958-1973 [P182] [P227] [1]
Marathon Farm was leased and farmed by his son-in-laws and daughters and later by his grandson [P182]
     It was farmed by Wink & Kitty WALLACE 1958-1961 and then by Ron & Hazel BOTHE 1961-1979 [P182]
     W. H. WALLACE & Co farmed the property 1980-1988 and it was then farmed by his grandson Stan WALLACE 1989-1991 [P182]
Father of Laurie, Kitty and Hazel [14]
Died 14 February 1973 at his home at 1 Rene Road in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith [1]
Cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth and his ashes buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah (Row U, Plot 15) [1] [2]
Marathon Farm was sold by Public Auction in November 1990 to James A. WHITE of Coorow and Bruce H. WHITE of Carnamah [100]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Howard Hartley Chappel' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 May 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/howard-hartley-chappel [sources]




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