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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Sam" Samuel Ernest BROAD

Born 20 May 1889 in Mingenew, Western Australia [16]
Son of Thomas BROAD and Elizabeth WHEELOCK [15]
Educated at the Yardarino State School and later at the Strawberry State School[193]
Farmer of Earne Hill Farm in Strawberry and also worked locally as a Shearer [193]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 1 March 1916 in Blackboy Hill; regimental number 2621 [30: item 3125647]
     On enlistment was described as 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighing 182 lbs. with grey eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion [30]
     Private / Lance Corporal in the 3rd Machine Gun Squadron of the Australian Imperial Force's 10th Light Horse Battalion [30]
     Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and received the Victory Medal and the British War Medal [30]
     Arrived in Western Australia on the Oxfordshire on 4 August 1919 and was discharged from the A.I.F. on 20 January 1920 [30]
Won the Pillow Fight at the Arrino Picnic Railway Day held in Arrino on Saturday 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
Over a month and a half in 1920 he shore 4086 sheep at Yarragadee Station in Mingenew, for which he was paid £34/13/5 [193]
Married Daisy Elizabeth DOWNES on 18 December 1926 at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka, South Mingenew [66]
For a period worked as a farmhand on Irwin BURGES' Willow Green Farm on the Irwin Flats in Irwin [193]
Farmer in Carnamah 1928-1938 [3] [19]
     His farm was the 891 acre Victoria Location 7186, situated on the corner of what is now Turner Road and Waters Road [3] [62]
     The farm was previously owned by Zebulun GREEN and was a portion of the Carnamah Estate (a soldier settlement estate) [44]
     On purchase the property was only partially developed and he received assistance from his neighbours to clear further acreage [193]
In 1926-27 and 1927-28 he had a Chevrolet car or truck licenced with the Carnamah District Road Board with plate CA-130 [325]
Entered a number Exhibits in the Farm Produce section of the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
     Won 1st for Chaff, 2nd for Sheaf of Wheat for Grain, 1st for Sheaf of Wheat for Hay and 1st for Sheaf of Early Variety Grain [4]
Telephone number Carnamah-11A from 1928 to 1938 [60]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1928, 1929 and 1930 [53]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
In 1932 was the owner of a Chevrolet car with license plate CA-130 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Travelled to Perth in mid July 1932 for the purpose of undergoing an operation at a metropolitan hospital [5: 15-Jul-1932]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1932-1937 [13]
Exhibited in the Horse and Sheep sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 [5]
     Won 1st prize for a Draught Mare in or with Foal and 2nd prizes for a Draught Mare and a Merino Ram [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Robert Clark FORRESTER on 18 September 1933 at the Winchester Cemetery [5: 22-Sep-1933]
In October 1933 sold five bales of wool through Elder Smith & Co for 5d. per pound [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Purchased a stud Koonoona merino ram from Mrs E. C. WELLS of Mingenew in February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
During August 1935 sold 21 suckers for 13/1 per head and 18 suckers for 15/10 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd [5: 30-Aug-1935]
     A week later sold through Elders another 24 suckers for 13/10 per head and 18 suckers for 10/10 per head [5: 6-Sep-1935]
     In mid September 1935 sold a further 18 suckers at 10/7 per head and 22 suckers at 13/1 per head [5: 20-Sep-1935]
He was among those from Carnamah who travelled to Perth in October 1935 to attend the Royal Show [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold six bales of wool at 14½d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Wool Sale in Perth on 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
On 30 October 1935 sold 23 bales through Westralian Farmers - 4 at 15¼d., 17 at 15d., 1 at 14½d., 1 at 14d. per pound [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Received permission from the Carnamah District Road Board to truncate the road opposite ROOKE's farm in 1935 [5: 1 & 22-Nov-1935]
Sold 134 lambs through Dalgety & Co Ltd on 8 January 1936 - 72 of them at 16/5 per head and 62 at 13/3 per head [5: 10-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
In March 1936 purchased a three foot Federation earth scoop from Westralian Farmers Ltd [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Attended the Farewell Bridge Evening for Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday evening 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Sold 84 suckers (43 at 11/9, 17 at 10/10, 24 at 8/10) through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936, 2-Oct-1936]
Won the ribbon for the Champion Mare in the Horse section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
     Awarded1st prizes for Draught Mare in foal or with foal at foot, Clydesdale Mare, and Pair of Farm Horses bred by exhibitors [5]
     Also received 2nd prize for Clydesdale Gelding in the Horse section, and in Grain & Fodder won 1st prize for Wheaten Chaff [5]
     At the Show Ball he received the Jasper W. Green Trophy for gaining the most points in the Horse section [5]
Owing to his property being too small and salinity problems caused through clearing he decided to sell his farm in Carnamah [193]
     During the 1937-38 financial year sold his farm, Victoria Location 7186, to neighbouring farmer John S. ROOKE [3]
     Purchased Edmund K. BYRNE's Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs, and shifted there on 20 April 1938 [193]
Farmer of Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs 1938-1965 [19] [193]
     The farm was located on the Midlands Road between the towns of Carnamah and Three Springs [P22]
Steward of the Pigs section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Twelfth Annual Show on 14 September 1939 [262]
Had the telephone connected in 1946 or 1947 - was telephone number Three Springs-217 [60]
Resided in Three Springs until his death in 1965 [2]
Father of Bruce [193]
Died 10 May 1965; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, Lawn 1, A013) [2]


From The Commonwealth Gazette, No. 135, 11 December 1919:
Lance Corporal 2621 S. E. Broad, 3rd Aust. Machine Gun Squadron. Distinguished Conduct Medal. "For his cool and courageous work at Es Salt on the 1 May 1918, in handling his gun at a critical time, several men being killed in his vicinity. He never left his gun for twenty four hours. This man has on several previous occasions distinguished himself by his pluck and ability. During the action above, 300 prisoners surrendered."


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 7 January 1938:
"The death occurred at Strawberry recently of Mrs. E. Broad, senr., mother of Mr. S. E. Broad, of Carnamah. The late Mrs. Broad had been an invalid for over 25 years."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Samuel Ernest Broad' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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