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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Alec Gordon LEISHMAN and Bruce Adam LEISHMAN [61]
During the 1932-33 financial year they purchased Gregorfields Farm in Winchester [3] [7: page 58]
     Gregorfields Farm had previously belonged to Hans HÄUSSLER and Harry ZUEGG [3] [7: page 58]
     The farm was 4,003 acres in size and consisted of Lots M918, M919, M1056 and M1268 of Victoria Location 1936 [3]
     The original two lots of the farm had first been sold as Ready-Made Farms of the Midland Railway Company [27] [34]
Pastoralists of Gregorfields Farm in Winchester 1932-1957 [3] [6] [60]
From 1932 until 1938 their Gregorfields Farm was managed by Albert W. MARRIOTT [5: 19-Feb-1937]
In 1934 those they employed on their Gregorfields Farm made up the "Gregorfields Tennis Club" [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     The Gregorfields Tennis Club competed against the Winchester Tennis Club in Winchester on Sunday 1 July 1934 [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Bruce resided on the property from 1933 to 1936 [5: 14-Jul-1933, 22-Nov-1935] [19]
Leased 200 acres of their Gregorfields Farm in Winchester to Clarence O. BAKER in 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
In September 1935 sold 225 wethers, 33 suckers, one shorn ram, one ewe and two lambs through Elder Smith & Co Ltd [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Of the 225 wethers sold 51 for 27/4, 68 for 27/1, 75 for 25/10, 24 for 20/10, and 7 for 19/1 per head [5]
     Sold six suckers for 14/7, six suckers for 8/10, 21 suckers for 12/7, one shorn ram for 13/7, one ewe 15/- and two lambs 14/10 [5]
In 1935 began a sheep stud with the purchase of 40 Dorset Horn ewes from W. G. BURGES of Tipperary Farm, York [5: 1-Nov-1935]
    To mate with the ewes they purchased a three year old stud ram from N. P. BURGES of Dooregong Farm, Burges Siding [5]
    The ram was a Victorian import and had been bred by A. KNIGHT and Sons of Saint Mary's Farm in Mount Bolac, Victoria [5]
In 1935 they purchased Wye Farm in Dongara [4: 30-Nov-1935]
All or some of their Gregorfields Farm in Winchester was share-farmed by "Ernest" H. Ernst GERSCH 1935-1942 [0: image 04201] [P88]
Purchased a new W30 McCormick Deering tractor for their Gregorfields Farm during February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Sold sheep at the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association's First Annual Stud Sale in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5]
     In the British Breeds section of the sale they offered for sale 30 Dorset Horn rams and 50 Border Leicester rams [5: 4-Sep-1936]
     They sold 13 of their Dorset Horn rams - 1 at 6¾ guineas, 2 at 6½ guineas, 2 at 6¼ guineas, 5 at 6 guineas and 3 at 5½ guineas [5]
     They sold 21 of their Border Leicester rams - 5 at 6 guineas, 2 at 5¾ guineas, 10 at 5½ guineas, 4 at 5 guineas [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Nine buyers from Marchagee, Waddy Forest, Carnamah, Morawa and Geraldton paid them a total of 195¼ guineas, or £205/-/3 [5]
The Carnamah District Road Board made a track along the Old Telegraph Road as a northern outlet for their property [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Followed William A. T. SRAGENT in resigning from the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in July 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Sold the season's draft of their stud rams at W. A. T. SARGENT's Sale of Rams in Carnamah on 17 September 1937 [5: 23 & 30-Jul-1937]
     They offered 125 1936-drop rams for sale - 25 Dorset Horn, 50 Border Leicester, 30 Corriedale, and 20 Southdown [5: 3-Sep-1937]
They employed "Syd" J. Sydney WAKE to manage Gregorfields Farm in Winchester from 1939 to 1958 [P209]
Syd WAKE took care of the sheep on the farm and oversaw the share-cropping contractors [P209]
The telephone line was extended to Gregorfields in September 1938, and became telephone number Winchester-5 [0: image 03753] [60]
They appear to have leased their Gregorfields Farm in Winchester to Brian J. WEST 1958-1961 [60]
Sold their Gregorfields Farm in Winchester to Kenneth W. BUSSENSCHUTT during the 1961-62 financial year [3]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leishman Bros' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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