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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Moray" Maurice Simon Boucaut AUNGER

Born 2 February 1891 in Koolunga, South Australia [5: 2-Oct-1936] [55]
Son of Simon AUNGER and Eliza Rosey FULLER [55]
When he was five years old his mother passed away at the age of 30 years in on 2 March 1896 in Koolunga, South Australia [55]
Married (1) Eliza Annie BARKER on 16 March 1910 in Wallaroo, South Australia[55]
Their first child, a daughter named Nellie, was born on 6 August 1910 and died aged nine weeks on 19 October 1910 [55]
Before coming to Carnamah he had worked on the overland telegraph line [P46]
Shifted from Wallaroo, South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia in about 1928 [0: image 02995]
Arrived in Carnamah with his wife Eliza, son George and his wife's nephew Thomas J. BARKER [P156]
Initially share-farmed and resided on Mrs Florence G. FRANCIS' farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah [P91]
Also share-farmed Maurice H. ANCLIFFE's farm in Caron, situated further east on the Caron Road [P46]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1929 [53]
On 26 July 1932 purchased from James H. ADDICOAT & Sons 4068 acres of farmland in Carnamah [3]
The farm was on the north and south sides of the Caron Road and consisted Lots M1613 and M1644 of Victoria Location 2023 [3] [62]
Farmer of Oakover Farm in Carnamah 1932-1960 [3] [P46]
Among those who made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Conducted the sporting events at the "Gimlets" Annual Picnic on 18 September 1932 at BATTY's farm in Carnamah [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Dance and Bridge Party held at his home in East Carnamah on 8 October 1932 [5: 21-Oct-1932]
In 1933 in addition to his own farm he was share-farming a farm in Carnamah belonging to FRANCIS Bros [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Paid £1/10/- by the Carnamah District Road Board on 6 July 1933 for killing three foxes and thereby helping to control vermin [300]
Won 1st prizes for Sheaf of Green Wheat for Hay and Sheaf of Green Oats for Hay at the Carnamah Show in 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
The North Midland Times reported on 6 October 1933 that there was a parcel for them at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 6-Oct-1933]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1933 and 1934 [4: 13-Jan-1934] [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Purchased two stud Koonoona merino rams from Mrs E. C. WELLS of Mingenew in February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Appointed a Patron of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club at their Annual Meeting on Wednesday 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
     Patron of the Parkinson Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36, and Vice President in 1936-37 [5: 23-Aug-1935, 18-Sep-1936]
On Tuesday 30 October 1934 he delivered the first load of wheat in Carnamah for the 1934 harvest [5: 2-Nov-1934]
In 1934 he sold his wheat through local storekeeper Stanley L. HIDDEN who was an agent for John Darling & Son [5: 2-Nov-1934]
Through the agency of Dalgety & Co Ltd sold 36 wethers for 19/10 each at the Midland Market on 17 July 1935 [5: 19-Jul-1935]
     Two months later, on 11 September 1935, sold 33 shorn wethers for 15/8 through Dalgety & Co Ltd [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     A week on sold 35 wethers for 9/9 per head and 9 ewes for 9/10 per head, again through Dalgety & Co Ltd [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     At the Midland Market on 25 September 1935 sold 19 suckers for 14/7 per head and 42 wethers for 14/2 per head [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Exhibited in the Grain & Fodder and Poultry sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
     Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Green Oats, 1st prizes for Three Varieties of Green Wheat and Bronzewing Turkey; [5]
     and 2nd prizes for Green Wheat, Oaten Chaff, Oaten Hay grown in 1934, and White Leghorn hen [5: 20-Sep-1935]
He was among those from Carnamah who travelled to Perth in October 1935 to attend the Royal Show [5: 11 & 18-Oct-1935]
Sold 53 wethers at 7/7 per head add 49 ewes at 7/1 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd on Tuesday 8 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold eleven bales of wool at 15d. per pound through Dalgety & Company at a Perth wool sale on  25 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
By 1936 he'd had the telephone connected - was number Carnamah-23S until 1939 and Carnamah-23U from 1940 to 1959 [60]
Purchased a five seater Oldsmobile Coupe car through the agency of the Farm Service Station, Carnamah in early 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Sold three pigs at £2/17/10 per head on 11 March 1936, and two pigs at £2/7/6 per head on 6 May 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936, 8-May-1936]
Vice President of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Sold 20 suckers and lambs at 17/4 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 9 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Donated a trophy for the Cattle section of the 1936 Carnamah Agricultural Show, which Mrs Agnes S. SHARP won [5: 18-Sep-1936]
He and William A. T. SARGENT were among the first to start harvesting in Carnamah in late October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to South Australia by truck with a group of other erstwhile South Australians in December 1936 [5]
     They departed Carnamah on 16 December 1936 and after travelling overland hoped to be in South Australia by Christmas Day [5]
     Others aboard the truck included his wife Eliza, their son George, their nephews Thomas J. BARKER and Maxwell J. BARKER, [5]
     and Carnamah-Winchester residents "Tony" Edgar H. & Beatrice M. BENTLEY, Russell J. BENTLEY, Ida W. BENTLEY, [5]
     Shirley D. BENTLEY, Mervyn A. PERRY, T. Gordon PERRY and Eileen R. PERRY [5: 18-Dec-1936]
     The 1,835 miles of driving of the Commer truck was shared between him, his son and his nephew Maxwell J. BARKER [5]
     After their holiday in South Australia the group arrived back in Carnamah on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937, 23-Jul-1937]
Vice President of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Sold livestock at the Surplus Clearing Sale at William A. T. SARGENT's Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah on 18 March 1937 [5]
     On his account five farm horses, 100 Merino wether weaners and 100 Merino ewe weaners were auctioned [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Patron of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1937-38 to 1940-41, and Vice Patron of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1937-38 [5: 13-Aug-1937]  [89]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1937-1958 [13]
     Donated a trophy for the Ring Events section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1938 and 1939 [13]
     Also made cash donations to the Agricultural Society of £1/2/6 in 1938 and £1/1/- in 1939 [13]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
In March 1944 held a Barn Dance at his farm to help raise funds for the Carnamah branch of the Red Cross Society [0: image 04565]
Nominee for Town Ward members on the Carnamah District Road Board in 1947 [0: image 04457]
By 1940 he and his son owned an 8,015 acre farm in Marchagee, most of which had been purchased from Jack SMART [3]
     The 8015 acre farm in Marchagee consisted of Victoria Locations 915, 3344, 5646, 6814, 8331, 8370, 8414, 8699 and 8741 [3]
     In August 1947 sold some his Marchagee farm to his nephew Maxwell J. BARKER and Max's brother-in-law Arnold FROST [3]
     Sold them 4992 acres of the farm - Victoria Locations 915, 3344, 5646, 6814, 8370, 8414, 8699 and 8741 [3]
     The only part of the farm in Marchagee not sold was the 3023 acre Victoria Location 8331 [3]
     Assisted his cousin's son Thomas G. REED in acquiring farmland in Marchagee in the late 1940s [205]
Over a number of years he purchased several houses in the Carnamah townsite, which he rented out to tenants [3]
     On 30 April 1928 purchased Louis P. PARKER's vacant block at 13 Yarra Street (Lot 17 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     Had a house erected at 13 Yarra Street in 1950 and that same year sold it to Thomas H. PERRY of Carnamah [3]
     In 1946 purchased from the Estate of T. J. BERRIGAN the shop at 12 Robertson Street (Lot 73 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     Converted the ex-butchers shop at 12 Robertson Street into a house, which he later retied to [P11]
     In 1950 purchased from Robert MACKIE one vacant block and three adjacent houses in Caron Street [3]
     The three houses were 21, 23 & 25 Caron Street (respectively Lots 26, 25 & 24 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     The vacant block was 27 Caron Street (Lot 23 of Victoria Location 1936) which he re-sold to Co-operative Bulk Handling [3]
     During the 1951-52 financial year purchased 27 & 29 Macpherson Street (Lots 6 & 7 of M1354) from Cecil H. NIND [3]
     There were two stone houses at 27 & 29 Macpherson Street, which had in the 1930s been a tailor's shop and vet clinic [3]
     In 1953 purchased from the Rural & Industries Bank a house at 17 Robertson Street (Lot 28 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     In 1954 purchased from Thomas H. PARKIN the vacant 1 & 3 Caron Street (Lots 40 & 39 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     Purchased an old house from Charles W. J. TURNER and had it moved from Karragee Farm to 3 Caron Street [P96]
On 24 August 1949 his wife Eliza had a heart attack while dining at Wells & Wells Pyramid Tearooms in Carnamah and died [1] [P22]
In 1949 had the telephone connected to his house at 12 Robertson Street, which was number Carnamah-35 [60]
In September 1952 began paying Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son for electricity to his house at 12 Robertson Street [53]
Married (2) May Elizabeth Rose TURNER [P11]
Resided with his wife May at his house at 12 Robertson Street in the Carnamah townsite [P11]
In the 1959-60 financial year his son George and daughter-in-law Eileen took over and paid rates for his Oakover Farm [3]
Father of Nellie AUNGER and "George" Cyril George AUNGER [14] [55]
Uncle of "Tom" Thomas J. BARKER and "Max" Maxwell J. BARKER of Carnamah and later of Marchagee [P11]
Died 17 December 1961 at Saint John of God Hospital, Perth; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row E, Plot 6) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Maurice Simon Boucaut Aunger' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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