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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



George Nicholas POOLE, his sons Thomas and Frank, and his son-in-law "Frank" Francis W. LONG [27] [P237]
On 11 August 1925 they purchased from the Midland Railway Company 1,590 acres of prospective farmland in Winchester [27]
The 1,590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Purchased a horse and cart and travelled from Perth to Winchester with the cart loaded to capacity [P237]
Farmers of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1933 [27] [19]
Built a temporary shack out of wooden boxes and kerosene tins with a corrugated iron roof [P237]
Began clearing the scrub and rocks off the land [P237]
Purchased one horse and later another five to make up a team to do much of the farm work [P237]
During the planting of their first crop Frank ploughed by day and Tom by night so they could get the crop planted in time [P237]
Began making mud bricks for a house by putting mud into wooden formers and left to dry in the sun [P237]
Had corrugated iron for the roof and timber for doors, windows, floors and furniture sent up from Perth on the train [P237]
Built the house themselves with Tom making some of the furniture [P237]
The only light they had at night in their home was supplied by oil lamps [P237]
Kept food in a cupboard made by Tom that had its legs standing in empty polish tins filled with kerosene to keep the ants out [P237]
Freda, daughter of Sally BOULTER (nee POOLE) regularly arranged for sackfuls of groceries to be sent up from Perth by train [P237]
Later on most of what they needed could by obtained in Carnamah and Tom and his wife Laura would do a once monthly shop [P237]
For a period water for the house had to be carted a considerable distance prior to a well and windmill being erected [P237]
Obtained their mail at Winchester, their address being "Winchester, Midland Railway, W.A." [P237]
At seeding and harvest neighbouring farmer Herbert E. NINEHAM would bring additional machinery and help them out [P237]
Prior to the 1930s the farm's only industry had been the growing of crops however in the early 30s sheep were introduced [P237]
Francis William LONG obviously sold out his share as on 17 June 1933 the farm was transferred into the name of Poole & Sons [27]
Thomas POOLE left Winchester and shifted to Perth, and on 11 May 1935 his share in the partnership was withdrawn [5: 7-Jun-1935]
"Poole & Sons" sold 30 wethers for 23/3 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 14 August 1935 [5: 16-Aug-1935]
"Poole & Poole" sold 17 bales of wool at 17½d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 16 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
In March 1936 "Poole & Poole" advertised for a "respectable young man" for a teamster and good farmhand [39: 25-Mar-1936]
"Poole & Poole" sold 37 wethers at 32/1 per head, 22 wethers at 20/- per head and 1 ewe for 30/- on 26 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
"Poole & Poole" sold 71 lambs at 9/5 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 30 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Purchased four Merino rams, one at 7 guineas and three at 6 guineas, from Carnamah breeder William A. T. SARGENT [5]
The farm remained under the name of Poole & Sons until 1948 when it appears under the name of Frank POOLE only [3]
Frank POOLE sold the farm to SINCLAIR Bros in 1950 [3]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Poole, Sons & Long' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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