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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"James" John WOODHOUSE

Born December 1900 in Willington Quay, Northumberland, England [20] [21]
Son of medical practitioner Edward Ernest WOODHOUSE and "May" Mary Chalmers YOUNGER [P181]
In 1901 was living with his parents and sister Margaret at 11 Werlirn Road in Willington Quay, Northumberland, England [20]
Prior to leaving England he had worked as a farmhand and had resided at The Rectory on Christ Church Avenue in West Didsbury [203]
Departed London, England on the steamship Euripides and arrived in Albany, Western Australia on 9 March 1922 [P181]
Married Norah Elizabeth Cordeaux WILSON, who he'd met on the voyage to Australia, in Perth on 9 February 1923 [P181]
On 28 September 1923 purchased 773 acres of virgin land in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 773 acres was Lot M1079 of Victoria Location 1935 and cost £638/9/- (16/6 per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Lot M1079 had originally been taken up in 1921 by BACK & COPE, who cancelled their purchase of the farm the next year [27]
The contract to purchase the farm was taken out in his name but on 22 October 1924 it was assigned to his wife [27]
Farmer in Carnamah 1924-1928 [19] [60]
Obtained the telephone on the farm by 1925 - was telephone number Carnamah-11D from 1925 to 1928 [60]
He had an Oakland car or truck in 1926-27, which was licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with numberplate CA-129 [325]
In 1927 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son [53]
Resided on the farm with his wife and daughter [P181] until early 1928 when it was sold to Arthur A. LIGHTFOOT [3] [4: 4-Feb-1928] [61]
After selling the farm in Carnamah purchased a farm in Winchester, believed to be west of the railway line [4: 4-Feb-1928, 26-May-1928]
Farmer in Winchester in 1928 and 1929 [4: 4-Feb-1928, 15-Jun-1929] [50]
He and his wife's farm adjoined the railway line and was located three miles south of the Winchester railway siding [4: 15-Jun-1929]
The farm was 2,150 acres plus another 100 acres that hadn't surveyed, all of which was boundary fenced [4: 15-Jun-1929]
400 acres of the farm were first class land, 300 acres second class land and the balance was light cultivable country [4: 15-Jun-1929]
They lived in a four-room weatherboard house on the farm, which also had a bathroom [4: 15-Jun-1929]
Along with two other nearby farmers he successfully requested the clearing of a new road in Winchetser in May 1928 [4: 26-May-1928]
The new road was from the south west corner of Victoria Location 4100 eastward to the south east corner of Location 3012 [4]
He went before the Three Springs Police Court for driving an unlicensed vehicle and was fined £2/6/- in November 1928  [4: 17-Nov-1928]
In 1929 they had 100 acres of wheat crop and 200 acres under fallow on their farm in Winchester [4: 15-Jun-1929]
There were two wells on their farm, one of which was equipped with a windmill [4: 15-Jun-1929]
He and his wife held a clearing sale on their farm in Winchester on Thursday 4 July 1929 starting at 2 p.m. [4: 15-Jun-1929]
The sale was to sell their farm and whether that sold or not, was to also sell their plant, machinery and household furniture [4]
They departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Ballarat and arrived in Plymouth, England on 21 January 1930 [204]
Following their arrival he, his wife and their children's address was 92 Holland Park in Kensington, London, England [204]
On the shipping list for their return to England his occupation was listed as Marine Engineer [204]
Father of Pamela and Peter [P181]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Woodhouse' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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