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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



"Clarrie" Clarence Augustus ROWLAND and "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND [27]
Eldest two sons of John ROWLAND and Caroline Amelia EDWARDS [15]
Farmers in Irwin, Western Australia 1907-1921 [6] [27]
     Purchased 643 acres of virgin land in Irwin from the Midland Railway Company on 27 January 1907 [27]
     The 643 acres was Lot M347 of Victoria Location 2009 and came at a cost of 6/- per acre or a total of £192/18/- [27]
     Completed paying all of the instalments for the land to the Midland Railway Company, which were spread over 15 years [27]
Purchased from the Midland Railway Company 3,191 acres of land at Winchester in the Carnamah district on 24 August 1931 [27] [44]
     The 3,191 acres of virgin land was Lots M1217 and M1218 of Victoria Locations 1935, 1936 and 1937 and cost £1795/4/8 [27]
     Lot M1217 cost 11/- per acre and Lot M1218 cost 11/6 per acre, both of which were payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
They owned the land in Winchester in partnership, however farmed their individual portions independently [P7]
     They tossed a coin to see who got which part of the property, James winning the toss and getting first choice [P7]
     In 1921 Clarence moved to his part of the farm in Winchester, which he named Hillview Farm [P13] [P203]
     During mid 1922 James moved to his part, which he named Billaloo Farm [P13]
On 4 April 1923 extended their farm holdings by 1,054 acres with the purchase of Lot M1219 of Victoria Location 1937 [27]
     Lot M1219 was purchased from the Midland Railway Company, cost 11/7 per acre, or a total of £606, payable by instalments [27]
     On 6 January 1925 their Lot M1219 was increased in size by three acres to 1,057 acres on account of a road adjustment [27]
In 1927 "Rowland Bros" had 1,100 acres of their property in crop [9: 29-Jul-1927]
On the dissolution of their partnership they appear to have divided most of their land and sold some to two of their cousins [3] [27] [44]
     In 1927 James became the owner of 1,657 acres (Lot M1219 and a portion of Lot M1218) [3] [27]
     Clarence became the owner of 1,856 acres (the remaining portion of Lot M1218 and a portion of Lot M1217) [3]
They appear to have sold 735 acres, the remaining part of Lot M1217, to their cousins Rupert W. J. and Donald F. A. ROWLAND [3] [44]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rowland Bros' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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