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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Arnold" Samuel Arnold RUDDUCK

Born 12 November 1904 in South Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Samuel Burton RUDDUCK and Alice Mary MORTON [P363]
Resided with his parents in the Perth suburb of South Perth 1904-1912 [P17]
Shifted with his parents and sister to Koobabbie Farm in Coorow, Western Australia in 1912 [P363]
Resided on and later farmed with his parents on Koobabbie Farm in Coorow 1912-1927 [P363]
His name was submitted as a potential student of the Turipa State School five miles away on Turipa Farm in Coorow in 1913 [215]
Purchased El Cala Farm in Coorow, which had been run separately but with Koobabbie, from his father in 1927 [P363]
Married Clarice Lavinia PERRY on 25 October 1927 at Saint Matthew's Church in the Perth suburb of Guildford [P363]
Farmer of El Cala Farm in Coorow 1927-1948 and of Koobabbie Farm in Coorow 1948-1964 [P363]
In 1948 he sold El Cala Farm in Coorow to "Jim" Randolph H. HOGBIN and purchased Koobabbie Farm from his father [P363]
From 1927-28 he owned a Ford car registered with the Carnamah District Road Board containing license plate CA-196 [325]
Sold five bales of wool at 11½d. per pound through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale on 18 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Received a Centenary Production Certificate of Merit for wool produced in 1929, with a clip averaging 14/1 per head [120: 21-Aug-1930]
He also received a Centenary Production Certificate of Special Distinction for crops grown in 1929 [225: 17-May-1930]
     His crops on El Cala Farm averaged over 21 bushels per acre in 1929, which was the Centenary of Western Australia [225]
Competitor in the Victoria District Agricultural Society's Top Dressing of Pasture Competition conducted in 1930 [4: 29-Nov-1930]
In 1932 he was the owner of a Buick car and Chevrolet truck with license plates CA-31 and CA-103 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Exhibited in the Sheep, Wool and Grain & Fodder sections of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5]
     In the Sheep section received a 1st prize for a Dorset Horn Ram and 2nd for a Merino Ewe of Medium Wool [5]
     Won 1st prize for a Border Leicester Merino Cross Fleece and 2nd for a Merino Fleece of Strong Wool in the Wool section [5]
     In the Grain & Fodder section he was awarded 1st prize for a Collection of Fodder Plants [5: 16-Sep-1932]
The following year, in 1933, exhibited in the Sheep and Grain & Fodder sections of the second Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5]
     Won 2nd prizes for a Sheaf of Green Oats for Hay, a Dorset Horn Ram and Crossbred Ewe With Twin Lambs [5: 15-Sep-1933]
     Received 1st prizes for Collection of Fodder Plants, Three Sheaves of Green Wheat and for Sheaf of Green Wheat for Hay [5]
In October 1933 sold through Westralian Farmers Ltd eight bales of wool at 14¾d. per pound [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Successfully exhibited in four sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park, Coorow on 30 August 1934 [5]
     Received 1st prize for Green Wheat for Grain and 2nd prizes for Green Wheat for Hay and for Medium Strong White Wheat [5]
     Won 2nd prizes for Kelpie Sheep Dog/Bitch, Cauliflower and a Collection of Vegetables [5]
     In Sheep won 1st for Border Leicester Ram, Three Ewes for Breeding Export Lambs, Crossbred Ewe with Twin Lambs [5]
     Also received 2nd prize for Dorset Horn Ram and won the L. Keamy trophy for the Best Border Leicester Ram [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Won 2nd prize in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50 acre crop competition in 1934, with a plot of Bencubbin wheat [5]
     With the same plot of wheat he also received 2nd prize for Zone 1 in the Royal Agricultural Society's crop competition [5: 21-Dec-1934]
In January 1935 sold one bale of wool through Westralian Farmers Ltd for 11d. Per pound [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1935-1949 [5: 3-May-1935, 20-Apr-1945, 31-Mar-1949]
     He was also the society's Vice Patron in 1936 and 1937 [5: 13-Mar-1936, 20-Nov-1936, 9-Apr-1948]
Sold 225 suckers through Westralian Farmers at Midland Market in September 1935 (172 for 15/1, 53 for 11/10 per head) [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Exhibited Sheep and Grain & Fodder in the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Won 1st for a Collection of Fodder Plants, and 2nd prizes for Dorset Horn Ram and Three Ewes for Breeding Export Lambs [5]
Sold five bales of wool at 14d. per pound through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 28 October 1935 [5: 1-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]
Sold 149 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd with two consignments to the Midland Market in 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936, 24-Dec-1936]
     The sheep comprised 90 suckers (80 at 21/4, 10 at 20/1), 41 ewes (26 at 13/10, 15 at 5/4) and 28 lambs at 20/1 per head [5]
Exhibited in the Grain & Fodder, Sheep and Vegetable sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 4 & 11-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prizes for Geraldton Blue Lupins, Collection of Fodder Plants and Three Fat Sheep; 2nd for Dorset Horn Ram, [5]
     2nd for "three ewes first-cross long-wool suitable for breeding export lambs bred by exhibitor," and 2nd for Carrots  [5]
With a plot of Merredin wheat came 3rd in the Royal Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition for Zone 1 in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in December 1936 conditionally agreeing to the closure of a road [5: 24-Dec-1936]
     He agreed to the closure of the road that cut the corner of Victoria Location 8671 and went through Victoria Location 8187 [5]
     He agreed subject to a new road being made along the south of Location 8671 and continuing along the west of Location 8187 [5]
     It was then to go east and north to connect to the road to Maya, and the old road to stay open until the new one was cleared [5]
Nominated for appointment to the Protests & Disputes Board of the North Midlands Football Association in 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
In April 1937 he requested the Carnamah District Road Board plough a road in Coorow [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Purchased a Gaston plough from Westralian Farmers Ltd but through the North Midlands Farmers' Co-op in 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Exhibited in the Sheep, Wool and Grain & Fodder sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Awarded 1st prizes for Three Fat Shorn Sheep, Collection of Fodder Plants, Green Wheat for Grain [5]
     Won both 1st and 2nd for Crossbred Fleece, and received 2nd prizes for White Oats and Green Oats for Grain [5]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Private W72123 in Coorow' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee in 1944 [5:20-Apr-1945]
In an accident in Coorow on Monday 22 October 1945 his right arm was badly fractured and mutilated [5: 26-Oct-1945]
     He was taken to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs and then to Perth where "X-ray apparatus was available" [5]
Secretary of the Coorow-Waddy branch of the Primary Producers Association of WA in 1945 and 1946 [5: 30-Mar-1945, 4-Oct-1946]
     On behalf of the P.P.A. he asked the Carnamah District Road Board undertake anti-tetanus immunisations in Coorow [5: 26-Jul-1946]
     The request led to the Road Board resolving to ask the doctor in Three Springs to immunise the entire district in 1946 [5: 26-Jul-1946]
     He offered a donation of £10 towards the Wheat Fighting Fund at a meeting of the P.P.A. on 17 August 1946 [5: 30-Aug-1946]
     On behalf of the P.P.A. he advertised a meeting on 7 December 1946 to form a local branch of the Farmers Union [5: 15-Nov-1946]
Sent a floral tribute for the funeral of Mrs Mary L. GRONOW of Waddy Forest at the Wincehster Cemetery in 1945 [5: 24-Aug-1945]
His family also sent a floral tribute for the grave of Carnamah farmer Charlie OLSON at Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5:29-Mar-1946]
Won the President's Trophy for gaining the most points in the farming sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1946 [5]
    Awarded 1st prize for Two Crossbred Fleeces in the Wool section and 1st for Pair of Birds of any breed in the Poultry section [5]
    In the Sheep section he was awarded both 1st and 2nd prize for Dorset Horn Ram; 1st for Pen of Three Export Lambs; [5]
    1st and 3rd for Pen of Export Lambs not sired by a Southdown; 1st for Pen of Three Ewes suitable for breeding export lambs; [5]
     and 2nd for Pen of Three English Long Wool Merino Cross Ewes under 1½ years suitable for breeding export lambs [5]
     He also received a 2nd prize for Green Wheat, which was judged for hay, in the Grain & Fodder section [5: 11-Oct-1946]
Sent a floral tribute to the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Price Willis HUNT at the Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Foundation Member of Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers Union of WA in 1946 [5: 20-Dec-1946]
     He was the branch's Secretary-Treasurer 1946-1949 [5: 20-Dec-1946, 30-Jan-1948, 21-Apr-1949]
     In 1949 he was the branch's Zone Council Delegate and donated £8/8/- to Farmers Union Appeal Fund [5: 21-Apr-1949, 1-Sep-1949]
Exhibited in the Farmers' Classes of Sheep at the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 4 September 1947 [5]
     He received both 1st and 2nd prizes for Dorset Horn Ram; 1st for Pen of Three Ewes suitable for breeding export lambs; [5]
     and 1st and 2nd prizes for Pen of Three English Long Wool Merino Cross Ewes suitable for breeding [5: 12-Sep-1947]
He gave evidence to the Inquiry into Wheat Costs at its hearing in Carnamah on 13 October 1947 [5: 17-Oct-1947, 39: 14-Oct-1949]
Won prizes in the Farmers' Classes of Sheep and in Grain & Fodder at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     He was again awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Dorset Horn Ran and for Three Ewes suitable for breeding export lambs [5]
     Also received 1st prizes for Six Row Barley, Geraldton Blue Lupins and Fodder Plants judged on growth and local suitability [5]
After a visit to Perth he and his family returned home to their farm by car on 28 February 1948 [5: 5-Mar-1948]
He was appointed a Bush Fire Control Officer by the Carnamah District Road Board on 17 March 1948 [5: 2-Apr-1948]
Served on the Protest & Disputes Board of the North Midlands Football Association in 1948 and 1951 [5: 23-Apr-1948] [39: 9-Apr-1951]
     In 1951 the board consisted of himself, James K. HEBITON of Three Springs and James K. FORRESTER of Carnamah [39]
The directors and management of Co-operative Bulk Handling visited his farm as part of their tour of the North Midlands in 1948 [5]
    It was reported that they were impressed "by the splendid condition of the stock and pasture" on his farm [5: 9-Sep-1948]
Served on the board of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company in 1948 and 1949 [5: 5-May-1949]
In 1951 he was the Zone 2 director on the board of Westralian Farmers' Co-operative Limited [39: 19-Apr-1951]
He was interviewed by John TREFFRY on 6WF Regional on 'Wheat and Fat lambs' on 15 October 1957 [391: 10-Oct-1957]
Interested in caving he discovered a cave near Witchcliffe which was named Rudduck Cave after him [P363]
Resided in Coorow until his death in 1964 [2]
Died 13 October 1964; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, Lawn 1, F018) [2]


From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 17 August 1950:
Stud - Koobabbie (S. A. Rudduck)
"Used so far to supply good quality rams for mating with his first-cross ewes in the raising of fat lambs, Mr S. A. Rudduck’s Koobabbie Stud (F629) at Waddy Forest was purchased by him from his father in 1948. His entire flock consists of the cross-bred ewes plus the kid ewes and rams he is breeding for use with it. When he is able to breed some rams beyond his own needs they will be put on the market. Two Dorset Horn rams were purchased from R. R. Hart & Sons, of Two Wells, South Australia. Another is being added this season. The rams have not been exhibited at any show. Koobabbie is a 7,500 acre property divided into 33 paddocks, carrying Wimmera ryegrass, burr clover, cape weed and barley grass. Coorow is the nearest town."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Samuel Arnold Rudduck' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/samuel-arnold-rudduck [sources]




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