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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" James A. BARRY

Born C.1873 [2]
Resided at the Criterion Hotel in Hay Street, Perth [34] and owned a farm in East Three Springs [P2]
Purchased 2527 acres of virgin land in Three Springs from the Midland Railway Company on 23 January 1925 [27]
     The 2527 acres was Lot M1527 of Victoria Location 2021 and cost £1768/19/9 (14/- per acre), payable by instalments [27]
After locating water on his farm in Three Springs in early 1928 he had a windmill erected and purchased 1000 sheep [4: 10-Mar-1928]
Donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928 [124]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     In the Sheep section won 1st prize for a Merino Ram of any age and 2nd prize for a Pen of Three Fat Merino Wethers [4]
Arrived in Three Springs on a visit by car on Monday evening 11 February 1929[4: 16-Feb-1929]
Patron of the Three Springs Race Club in 1929 [4: 23-Feb-1929]
Donated £1/1/0 to the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade on its formation in 1933 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
Along with his wife and daughter travelled from Perth to Three Springs by car on Friday 12 October 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
His farm in Three Springs was managed by Jack SMITH until October 1934, when he resigned [5: 19-Oct-1934]
Travelled to Three Springs on Tuesday 15 January 1935 and returned to his home in Perth on Monday 21 January 1935 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
During a weekend visit to Three Springs he lent his car to newly licensed driver Miss Dorothy DIAL on 31 March 1935 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
     Lent her the car to drive around the Three Springs town however she drove it at an extremely dangerous speed towards Arrino [5]
     Due to driving at a high speed and suddenly applying the brakes the car skidded, went off the road and flipped a number of times [5]
     Miss DIAL was taken to hospital unconscious, while his Ford V8 Tourer car although operational was severely damaged [5]
He donated £1/1/0 to the Benefit Fund started up to assist Miss Dorothy DIAL, who was an employee of the Three Springs Hotel [5]
Left Three Springs and returned to his home in Perth on Monday 8 April 1935 [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Travelled from Perth to Three Springs by car with Randolph BARNHART on Sunday evening 12 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
In September 1935 purchased a new Sunshine 6 foot binder for his farm from Three Springs agent Oswald S. SOWERBY [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Sold through Westralian Farmers Ltd two bullocks for £7/12/6 and one cow for £7/7/6 in mid November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
In December 1935 sold four bales of wool at 16d. per pound through Dalgety & Co Ltd at a wool sale in Perth [5: 20-Dec-1935]
In 1936 he was the licensee of the Imperial Hotel in Perth [5: 29-May-1936]
Travelled up to Three Springs on Sunday 24 May 1936 and returned to Perth on Tuesday 26 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
On another visit to his farm he arrived in Three Springs on Wednesday 11 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Remained the owner and absentee farmer of his property in Three Springs until his death in 1942 [6]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Redcliffe [2]
Died 10 July 1942; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, JC, 426) [2]
Following his death his farm remained in the name of his Estate [6] before being sold to Murray MCKAY of South Australia [P2]


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