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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Malcolm Lake PATTON

Born 1882 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of James Murray PATTON and Mary Louisa MCHARD [15]
Educated at Bishop Hale's School in Perth [37]
Worked in the office at Felton, Grimware & Bickford in Perth and then managed his father's farms in the Northam district [37]
Married Irene Sibyl GREENWOOD in Northam in 1911 [66]
Farmer in Southern Brook near Northam [6]
Purchased 3,707 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest from the Midland Railway Company on 25 February 1921 [27]
     The 3,707 acres consisted of Lots M1284, M1291 and M1292 of Victoria Location 2022 and cost £4256/1/9 [27]
     The price per acre was 28/- for M1291 (801 acre), 25/- for M1292 (907 acres) and 20/- for Lot M1284 (1,999 acres) [27]
     His wife extended the holding on 30 September 1921 with the purchase of Lot M1296 of Victoria Location 2023 [27]
     Lot M1296 was 1,050 acres of virgin land and cost £1050/12/- or 20/- per acre; all four blocks were payable by instalments [27]
Along with his wife and children shifted to settle on his land in Waddy Forest in 1922 [P141]
Farmer of Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
Donated a small portion of his farm as the site for the Waddy Forest State School [P141]
He sold an acre of his Lot M1284 to Coorow storekeeper Fred BINGHAM for £1 on 11 May 1923 [27]
In 1925-26 he owned a Ford car or truck which was licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with number-plate CA-35 [325]
     From 1926-27 he owned a Ford truck, also registered with the Carnamah District Road Board but with plate CA-108 [325]
     He purchased a replacement or additional Ford truck from Carnamah dealer Rupert LAFFAN in November 1929 [4: 16-Nov-1929]
They sold his wife's 1,050 acre Lot M1296 in Waddy Forest to Charles H. GRONOW of Waddy Forest in 1927 [3] [39: 8-Nov-1927]
In 1929 he had 2,500 acres of his farm under crop, commenced hay cutting on 14 October and started harvest in November [230]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Purchased a Sunshine harvester at a clearing sale in Carnamah in February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Around March 1934 purchased a new 10 disc Sundercut plough [5: 6-Apr-1934]
Attended the Annual Meeting of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Football Club on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Advertised in The North Midland Times newspaper on 10 August 1934 that he had 70 to 80 head of cattle for sale [5: 10-Aug-1934]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to the Perth metropolis on Monday 4 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
A thunderstorm on 9 January 1936 produced enough rain to entirely fill his three dams which had been completely dry [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Allowed the members of the Waddy Forest and Carnamah tennis clubs swam in his dam after tennis on 16 February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
     A week later a truckload of young people from Carnamah journeyed to Waddy Forest for and swimming in his dam [5: 28-Feb-1936]
At about 2 p.m. on Thursday 5 March 1936 a destructive storm passed over his farm in Waddy Forest [5: 6-Mar-1936]
     The storm delivered 38 points of ran and caused extensive damage about one and half miles wide across his farm [5]
     The roof of his stables were blown off and strewn in all directions, trees were uprooted, and his telephone line was damaged [5]
     A 2,000 gallon tank with 150 gallons of water inside it was blown of its stand and onto the ground [5]
He and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home in Waddy on Wednesday night 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
He was called to Perth on Saturday 27 June 1936 on account of his wife who was receiving medical attention [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Travelled from Coorow by train on a short visit to Perth on Friday 31 July 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Employed the services of Coorow builder Augustus F. L. CROFT to build change rooms at a large dam on his farm [P328]
     The change rooms consisted of a room for each sex on the bank of the dam, and a landing down to the water [5: 13-Nov-1936]
     The landing and change rooms had been built by November 1936 when his son Roy's birthday was celebrated at the dam [5]
He and his son Roy returned to Waddy Forest on Wednesday 17 March 1937 after a few days in Perth [5: 19-Mar-1937]
His daughter Mrs Mary M. ATKINSON late of Laverton holidayed with him in Waddy Forest in August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Resided in the Waddy Forest - Coorow district until his death in 1942 [2]
Father of Mary, Joyce, Roy and Norman [P141]
Died 1 November 1942; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, LB, 673) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Malcolm Lake Patton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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