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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Leo Tudor MORTON

On 4 January 1929 purchased from the Midland Railway Company 1926 acres of prospective farmland at Five Gums [27]
The 1926 acres was Lot M1781 of Victoria Locations 2021 and 2022 and cost £963 acres, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer in Five Gums near Carnamah 1929-1949 [19]
Married Jane WILLIAMS in Perth in 1931 [66]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Spent a few days at the Carnamah Private Hospital in August 1932 suffering from a poisoned finger [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Fought a five round bout against TIPPET at the Boxing Tournament held in Moora on 24 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1935-36 to 1939-40 - was Vice President in 1937-38 [5: 20-Dec-1935, 13-Aug-1937] [89]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Sold 24 pigs at £1/8/8 per head (a total of £34/8/-) through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 12 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Sold 8 pigs at £2/3/9 per head (a total of £19/10/-) through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
From 1 April 1940 until 30 April 1943 leased an additional 1,354 acres of farmland in Carnamah [3]
     The 1,354 acres was Lot 5 of the Inering Estate and was the forfeited farm of George F. SALTER [3]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1941 [53]
On 16 December 1942 a disastrous fire at his Five Gums property resulted in him losing [0: image 02954]
     a tractor, chaff cutter, elevator, chaff, 50 tons of hay, stable, 20 horse harnesses, tools and an engine [0: image 02954]
He wrote to the Education Department to see if he could purchase the white enamel bath from the closed Inering State School [276]
Farmer of Karara Station in Perenjori in 1962 [19]
Father of Beryl [5: 3-May-1935]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leo Tudor Morton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leo-tudor-morton [reference list]




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