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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Henry" John Henry BROOKING

Born C.1878 [2]
Blacksmith in Katanning in 1906 [50]
Blacksmith in Carnamah 1908-1914 [19]
Farmer in Carnamah 1908-1914 [44]
     He farmed the 160 Conditional Purchase lease 7251/74, which later became Victoria Location 3430 [44]
     Made one of the presentations at the farewell in Carnamah for the departing stationmaster and his wife on 7 May 1913 [9: 16-May-1913]
     During the 1914-15 financial year he appears to have sold his 160 acres farm in Carnamah to GREEN Bros of Carnamah [44]
Timber Contractor in Carnamah in partnership with William John DOGGETT as "Brooking & Doggett" 1908-1915 [6]
"Brooking & Doggett" also did contract work for the Midland Railway Company in 1914 locating water and sinking and wells [34]
     They put down a well on Lot M918 in Winchester which contained good water at a depth of 86 feet [34]
     Did well sinking and boring on Lot M912 and sunk wells on Lot M915 in Winchester and Lot M939 in Carnamah [34]
He may have also farmed in partnership with DOGGETT as they appear to have both sold their land in Carnamah to GREEN Bros [44]
Worked a contract clearing for Arthur G. DARLING on Inering Farm in Carnamah in 1914 [293: Page 12 of 17-May-1915]
Resided of late in Perth [2]
Died 30 September 1950; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Rose Memorial, 8A, 36) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Henry Brooking' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-henry-brooking [reference list]




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