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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Price Willis HUNT

Born 8 June 1891 in Minlaton, South Australia [55]
Son of Thomas HUNT and Elizabeth MARTIN [55]
Married Phoebe Elizabeth MORCOMBE on 27 August 1921 in Walkerville, South Australia [55]
Farmer in Ceduna, South Australia until shifting to Western Australia in 1927 [0: image 04398]
On 28 May 1927 purchased 1,248 acres of farmland in Waddy Forest, Western Australia (Lot M1282 of Victoria Location 2023) [27]
     The land had previously been owned by Donnell E. FOWLER, and had originally been taken up in 1925 by NEWMAN & SMITH [27]
     On purchase the property was partly improved [9: 27-Jan-1928]
Farmer of Kilby Farm in Waddy Forest 1927-1946 [0: image 04398] [5: 8-Jun-1934] [39: 22-Mar-1927]
     His farm was said to have been situated fourteen miles from Coorow and fourteen miles from Latham [4: 8-Feb-1947]
     He grew 600 acres of wheat crop in 1927, mostly on light land, which produced 3,300 bags of wheat [9: 27-Jan-1928]
In 1927-28 he owned a Chevrolet truck containing number-plate CA-221 licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board [325]
    Four years later, in 1932, he still had a Chev truck with CA-221 but then also had an Oakland car with plate CA-106 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
In August 1930 his wife's garden was described as "exceptionally attractive" in The Irwin Index newspaper [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Foundation Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1932-1946 [4: 9-Apr-1932, 1-Jun-1935] [150]
Won 1st for a Draught Blood Mare and 2nd for Three Sheaves of Green Wheat at the Coorow-Waddy Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Purchased a new Horwood Bagshaw combine in April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
In 1934 installed a Gilco electric lighting plant at his homestead on Kilby Farm [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Along with his wife and children left for Perth on Monday 9 July 1934 en route to Adelaide to see his seriously ill mother [5: 13-Jul-1934]
After travelling each way and two weeks in Adelaide they arrived back in Waddy Forest on Saturday 4 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Received 2nd prize for a Yearling Draught Colt or Filly at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
On Saturday 1 September 1934 he took delivery two draught horses imported from South Australia [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Travelled to Perth by car, accompanied by his nieces Eileen MORCOMBE and Nance FOLLAND, on 1 October 1934 [5: 5-Oct-1934]
Around October 1934 purchased a Hallstrom semi-automatic refrigerator from Carnamah agent S. L. HIDDEN [5: 2-Nov-1934]
Advertised in The North Midland Times newspaper in January 1934 that he had seed barley for sale [5: 4-Jan-1935]
     Had for sale Californian Six Row Barley for £1 per bag or five or more bags at 15/- per bag [5]
     Proyors Malting Barley for 9/- per bag, Cape Barley for 7/6 per bag; and also feed oats for 6/- per bag [5]
He had the telephone connected to his home on Kilby Farm - was telephone number Waddy Forest-16 [5: 4-Jan-1935]
After spending a holiday at the beach he and his family returned to Waddy Forest in late February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
Sold 313 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at six Midland Markets in 1935: [5: 16 & 23-Aug-1935, 7 & 20-Sep-1935, 4 & 11-Oct-1935]
     161 suckers (81 at 18/4, 33 at 17/7, 45 at 16/4, 2 stained at 15/-) and 152 ewes (72 at 9/7, 44 shorn at 7/10, 36 shorn at 5/7) [5]
Won 1st prize for 2 year old Draught Filly bred by exhibitor and 2nd for Brood Mare at the Coorow-Waddy Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Sold four bales of wool at 12¼d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Delivered the first load of wheat in Coorow for the 1935-36 harvest on Saturday 2 November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Proposed the toast at his niece Nance FOLLAND's 21st Birthday at Enfield Parkin Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Won 1st prize for 2-year old Filly bred by exhibitor in the Horse section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Sold 131 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at three Midland Markets in 1936[5: 11-Sep-1936, 23-Oct-1936, 6-Nov-1936]
     They comprised 110 suckers (23 at 20/4, 44 at 18/7, 23 at 18/-, 12 at 13/7, 8 at 8/10), 10 ewes at 13/7 and 11 hoggets at 10/- [5]
Advertised a large light oak oval table for sale in The North Midland Times newspaper in November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
In late May 1937 he took delivery of a new John Deere tractor In June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Won 1st prize for Green Oats for Grain at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Underwent an operation on his elbow at the Carnamah Private Hospital in September 1938 [0: image 03747]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Eliza Wilhelmina BOTHE at the Winchester Cemetery on 24 August 1942 [0]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee in 1945 [0: image 04318]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Mary Louisa GRONOW on 24 August 1942 at the Winchester Cemetery [0]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Father of Reata, Kevin, June and Marion [14]
Died 10 September 1946 at the Morawa Hospital, Morawa; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row D, Plot 9) [1]
Rev. Percy CLARK officiated at his funeral, which was undertaken by Henry Parkin & Son of Carnamah [1]
During the 1946-47 financial year his farm in Waddy Forest was sold to James Leslie ADAMS of Winchester [3]
On 20 February 1947 livestock, farm machinery, produce and sundries from his estate were sold by public auction [4]
     His livestock included fourteen horses, six cows and 650 sheep (mainly Border Leicester cross ewes) [4]
     Machinery sold at the sale included a 2-ton Holt tractor, 14-disc Shearer twin plough, 16-row rigid tyne H.B. combine, [4]
     24-disc Shearer drill, 10-foot A.L. harvester, 10-foot McKay harvester, 6-foot Massey Harris binder, 6-furrow M.B. plough, [4]
     hay rake, 35-tyne cultivator, corn-crusher, 8-leaf Shearer harrow with trailer, Federation dam sinking plough, Federation scoop, [4]
     Gilchrist pickler, McKay chaffcutter, 12-foot elevator, Bishop grader and pickler and a 1½-horsepower Ronaldson-Tippet engine [4]
     Other items sold at the sale were a Buzzacott fumigator, rabbit poisoning cart and numerous sundries and supplies [4: 8-Feb-1947]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, September 1946:
Obituary - Late Price William Hunt
"A gloom was cast over the whole district on Tuesday, September 10 when it was learnt that an old and highly respected resident of Waddy Forest in the person of Price William Hunt, had passed away at the Morawa Hospital at the age of 56 years. Deceased who is survived by a widow, three daughters and one son, was born in Ceduna, South Australia, where he was conducing farming operations. His parents were one of the oldest families who pioneered farming settlements at Ceduna. The late Mr. Hunt came to W.A. in 1927, and took up a property at Waddy Forest, which he occupied until his demise. The funeral which was conducted by the Rev. Percy Clark, and was very largely attended, took place at the Winchester Cemetery on Wednesday, September 11. The chief mourners were Mrs. P. W. Hunt (widow), daughters, June and Marion, son Kevin, sisters, Mrs. Dunne and Mrs. Bowel, sister-in-law Mrs. S. K. Folland, and brothers-in-law W. G., P. T., A. E. and E. Y. Morcombe. The pall bearers were Messrs G. Gronow, E. Chapman, A. McGilp, C. C. Bothe, F. Bingham and G. Greenwood."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Price Willis Hunt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 17 April 2024 from [reference list]

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