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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

RAFFAN BROS

George Archibald RAFFAN and Gordon Burnside RAFFAN [P74]
Sons of John RAFFAN and Janet Allison TELFER [P74]
Farmers of Inchgower Farm in Winchester [60]
Their farm was 1,604 acres in size and consisted of Lots M911, M912, M1308 and M1044 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Telephone number Winchester-4 from 1929 to 1943 [60]
One of them was a member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1921 [10: 27-May-1921]
In 1925 were both members of the Carnamah Football Club [9: 17-Jul-1925, 28-Aug-1925]
They both attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 [9: 21-Aug-1925]
One of them was Vice Captain of the Carnamah Football Club in 1926 and 1927 [9: 2-Apr-1926] [4: 11-Jun-1927]
In 1927 either George or Gordon were involved in an accident in which their truck ran into a tree [4: 13-Aug-1927]
One of them came 2nd in the Gent's Hack and 2nd in Gretna Green in the Ring Events of the Carnamah Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
They were both members of the Moora Masonic Lodge and caught the train to Moora for its meetings [P15]
On the way back from Moora on the early morning train they'd get the train to stop right at their property! [P15]
They were both members of the Coorow Football Club 1929-1934 [4: 6-Jul-1929] [5: 5-Aug-1932, 18-May-1934]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1929 and 1930 [53]
One of them was a Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1932 [13]
Provider of music and songs at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Football Club's smoke social in Coorow on 22 October 1932 [5: 28-Oct-1932]
One of them audited the accounts of the Billeroo School Hall in 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Jointly they competed very successfully in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 [5]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Tilting at the Ring, Tug of War on Horseback and Lady's Hack [5]
     Won 1st prizes for the Relay Race, Flag Race and Spearing the Potato and 2nd for Gent's Hack, Gent's Hunter and High Jump [5]
     They also received a 2nd prize for a Clydesdale Stallion in the Horse section [5: 22-Sep-1933]
In 1933 grew barley on Inchgower which after being harvested was trucked to Perth and sold to the Union Malting Co [5: 1-Dec-1933]
Advertised in January 1934 that they had a number of working horses and ponies for sale [5: 12-Jan-1934]
In early May 1934 called for tenders to erect two and a quarter miles of rabbit proof fence on their farm [5: 4-May-1934]
One of them was a Committee Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
One of them was a member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
In 1934-35 they were the owners of the six year old registered draught stallion by the name of Sproxton [5: 25-Jan-1935]
One of them was a Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Between the two of them they won most Ring Event prizes at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 5 September 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
In June 1936 called for tenders for one mile of fencing with one barbed and five plain wires on sand and heavy clay [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Green Oats for Grain at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Sold 13 suckers at 18/1 and 28 wethers at 12/1 through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 16 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Sold five bales of wool through Westralian Farmers Ltd in 1936 - two bales at 15½d. and three at 13½d. per pound [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Despite the unfavourable season they had a fine crop of oats from which they cut approximately 100 tons of hay in 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
     In October 1936 they advertised locally that they had 40 to 50 tons of Prime Oaten Hay for sale at £3 per ton in the stook [5]
Advertised in April 1937 that they had lost nickel-plated hub shield between Carnamah and Coorow [5: 14-May-1937]
Sold 34 ewes (20 at 22/10, 14 at 17/10) and 3 lambs at 13/7 per head through Westralian Farmers Ltd on 14 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Sold 32 wethers (15 at 27/4, 14 at 21/4, 1 at 20/-, 2 at 14/10) through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
"Raffan Bros" were Financial Members of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937, 1938 and 1939 [13]
By 1946 George was telephone number Winchester-4D and Gordon was number Winchester-4U [60]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Raffan Bros' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/raffan-bros [sources]




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