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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Dick" Richard James Auchinleck FOGARTY

Born 1872 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Son of Joseph FOGARTY and Harriet AUCHINLECK [15]
Farmer and Grazier of Bramley Farm in Mingenew 1903-1916 [50] [61]
Wholesale and Retail Butcher in Mingenew in 1911 [9: 21-Jul-1911]
      Always had the primest beef and mutton on hand in addition to small goods and promptly attended to orders [9: 21-Jul-1911]
Married Ruth Henrietta NESBITT on 1 January 1913 at the Church of Christ in Queenstown, South Australia [55]
Contractor in Three Springs 1917-1956 [6] [9] [19]
     In April and May of 1917 did contract work for the Upper Irwin Road Board worth a total of £84/19/- [9: 4-May-1917]
     The £84/19/- was £80 for a culvert and £3 for gravelling in Three Springs and £1/19/- for gravelling Shenton Street in Mingenew [9]
     Offered to the Upper Irwin Road Board to look after the windmill in Three Springs for 10/- per quarter in 1919 [9: 21-Feb-1919]
     In June 1919 he was the successful tenderer for four works projects with the Upper Irwin Road Board [9: 27-Jun-1919]
     Two of the four works were to construct a stone ford for £6/6/- per chain and do gravelling for £2/7/6 per chain in Carnamah [9]
     The other two works projects were a footpath in Three Springs at 22/6 per chain and clearing in Three Springs at 4/6 per chain [9]
     Repaired 60 chains of road in Three Springs for the Mingenew Road Board, for 35/- per chain, in July 1920 [9: 30-Jul-1920]
     Constructed a stone drain in Three Springs for the Mingenew Road Board for £14 in August 1922 [9: 1-Sep-1922]
     Secured by tender with the Mingenew Road Board two formations at 25/- per chain and two gravelling at £2/12/6 and £2/15/- [9]
Donated 5/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1919 [124]
Won the Guessing Weight of Sheep competition at the Three Springs Day held on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Starter at the Three Springs Race Club's Annual Race Meeting on the Parakalia Race Course on Thursday 3 March 1921 [9: 25-Feb-1921]
Starter at the Picnic Race Meeting held on the Parakalia Race Course in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1922 [124]
Winner of the Stepping 100 Yards competition at the Three Springs Day held on Thursday 28 September 1922 [9: 20-Oct-1922]
Did contract work in Three Springs and Arrino for the Carnamah District Road Board in 1924 [10: 1-May-1924, 20-Jun-1924]
     In May 1924 did work on Dudawa Road in Dudawa, East Arrino and on Page's Road, Three Springs for £33/5/6 [10]
     In July gravelled part of Dudawa Road for £2/9/6 per chain, and cut down hump and graded foot of Dudawa Road for £14/5/- [10]
     In November 1924 did gravelling on the lake crossings on the Three Springs-Perenjori Road in Three Springs [9: 31-Oct-1924]
     The Board supplied the wire and netting and he fenced the town dam in Three Springs in May 1927 [4: 28-May-1927]
     Did forming and gravelling for the Board on the Three Springs-Perenjori Road in April 1927 [4: 30-Apr-1927]
He was the owner of Lot 103 of Victoria Location 2022 on the east side of the Three Springs townsite [44]
Won 2nd prize for Jersey Cow in the Cattle section of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Spring Hostel in Three Springs on Thursday 1 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Received 2/3 a chain for contract clearing done on Kadathinni and Williamson Street in Three Springs town [5: 27-Oct-1933]
His wife, Mrs Ruth Henrietta FOGARTY, passed away on 18 April 1934 and was buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery [24]
In April 1935 successfully obtained permission from the Three Springs Road Board to erect a dairy in Three Springs [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Sanitary Contractor for the Three Springs Road Board in Three Springs 1935-1937[5: 14-Jun-1935]
In July 1935 unsuccessfully requested that the Three Springs Road Board introduce a compulsory townsite rubbish scheme [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Unsuccessfully tendered with the Three Springs Road Board to clean out the Dudawa Dam in January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Fanny Jane BRIMSON of Three Springs at the Three Springs Cemetery on 29 April 1946 [4: 4-May-1946]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [2]
Father of Norman, Bruce, Ronald, Beryl, Joyce, Joan and Barbara [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Died 20 November 1956; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WB, 98)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Richard James Auchinleck Fogarty' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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