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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Joe" Joseph Patrick PARKER

Born 16 May 1883 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia [P6]
Son of Patrick John PARKER and Ellen Mary MAHONY [P6]
In 1897 shifted with his parents from New South Wales to Western Australia [P6]
Timber Contractor with his brother "Lou" Louis P. PARKER as "Parker Bros" between Moora and Carnamah from 1901 [P6]
They operated as Timber Contractors in Carnamah and surrounds gathering timber for goldmines at Cue and Day Dawn [P5]
In 1906 he purchased 1,000 acres of land in Winchester, which consisted of Victoria Locations 2926, 2937 and 2953 [8: pages 8-9] [44]
Farmer and Timber Contractor in Carnamah-Winchester in partnership with his brother [6] [9: 25-Oct-1907]
Himself and his brother had a house built on the farm in Winchester by W. B. SWEETMAN & Son of Arrino in 1907 [9: 25-Oct-1907]
At the time the only other families in the Carnamah-Winchester district were those of NAIRN and MACPHERSON [5: 5-Feb-1937]
In the drier months of 1907 they were cutting around 200 tons of timber per month for the Great Fingal Mine in Cue [9: 25-Oct-1907]
In addition to farming his 1,000 acres at Winchester "Parker Bros" also leased government land in Winchester and Carnamah [P5]
From 1907 to 1909 they had 84,800 acres in Pastoral Leases 1157/93, 444/97, 489/97, 490/97, 491/97 [44]
Their brother "Boss" Barry PARKER may also have been a part of the partnership as he was in Winchester 1911-1921 [19]
By mid 1910 ownership of his 1,000 acres of land in Winchester had changed to his brother Louis P. PARKER [44]
Their partnership is said to have continued until being dissolved when Lou got married in 1913 [P5]
For a period he was the farmer of his father's Finbar Farm at Dalaroo in Moora [10: 19-Sep-1919]
Married Ruby Grace PARNELL on 31 December 1918 at Saint Patrick's Church on High Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [P6]
In September 1919 he was appointed Manager of the Midland Railway Company's unsold farms in Carnamah [10: 19-Sep-1919]
Arrived in Carnamah on Saturday 6 September 1919 to commence his duties with the Midland Railway Company [34]
Farm Manager of the Midland Railway Company's unsold farms in the Carnamah district in 1919 and 1920 [6] [10: 19-Sep-1919] [34]
Horse Driver at the No. 1 State Mill in Manjimup in 1925 [50]
Later worked as a Carpenter on the Swan River for the Harbours and Rivers Department of the Public Works Department [P6] [P5]
Resided at 9 Hardy Street in North Perth 1933-1941 [6] [50]
At one time had a shop in Perth, and later retired to Adelaide, South Australia [P6]
Died 1 February 1965 in Adelaide, South Australia [P6]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joseph Patrick Parker' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 November 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/joseph-patrick-parker [sources]




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