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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Les" Leslie Thomas ROBINSON

Born 7 October 1899 in Middle Swan, Western Australia [16]
Son of Thomas ROBINSON and Alma Alice JONES [15]
In 1925 and 1926 he was living with his parents and brother at 22 East Parade in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [34] [50]
Before moving to Carnamah he worked as a Labourer [50]
He and his brother Harold took out a contract to purchase 1,999 acres of virgin land in Carnamah on 19 January 1926 [27]
The 1,999 acres was Lot M1614 of Victoria Location 2023 on the north side of the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [27] [62]
It was purchased from the Midland Railway Company for £899/16/8 (9/- per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Belvoir in Carnamah in partnership with his brother Harold 1927-1958 [3] [19] [0: image 02918]
Although the contract to purchase the farm was in both their names it was transferred into just Harold's name on 31 July 1931 [27]
Skilled carpenter; sold furniture locally and helped build the Billeroo State School at Billeroo, East Winchester [7: page 64]
He and his brother are said to have worked at harvest time with no clothes on[7: page 64]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Carnamah on 28 January 1942 [16]
Private W20491 in the Australian Army's 10 Australian Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 29 January 1946 [16]
Appears to have resumed farming in Carnamah after the war [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Lesmurdie [2]
Died 3 April 1996; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, GA, 207) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie Thomas Robinson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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