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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Samuel Richard TOMKINS

On 22 June 1926 purchased 1,249 acres of prospective farmland in Winchester from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 1,249 acres was Lot M1649 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £718, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Eda Vale Farm in Winchester [3] [19]
His farm was situated on the south side of the Winchester East Road on the Carnamah district's boundary with Coorow [62]
Although his farm was in Winchester he was "of Coorow" and received his mail and was enrolled to vote at Coorow  [3] [19]
In November 1928 purchased a new Chevrolet truck from Carnamah dealer L. Scott WYLIE [4: 1-Dec-1928]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club from 1928-29 to 1934-35 [4: 2-Feb-1929, 13-Dec-1930] [5: 1-Feb-1935]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Member of the Coorow Football Club - was Vice President in 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Sold 44 lambs at 16/7 per head through the agency of Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 17 July 1935 [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Two and a half months later in late October 1935 sold 60 suckers at 17/4 per head and 8 wethers at 11/7 per head [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Equal winner of Stepping 100 Yards at the Coorow-Waddy Sports & Dance in Coorow on Saturday 9 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Sold one bale of wool at 15¼d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at a wool sale in Perth on 25 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
An offshoot of the Winchester East Road was surveyed through part of his Lot M1649 in June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Sold 13 lambs at 22/- per head and 23 wethers at 23/1 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 29 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Parkin Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Won 1st for Kelpie dog and 2nd for Sheaves of Green Wheat for Hay at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Bucks Party for George A. RAFFAN and Eric J. BRADLEY of Winchester in Coorow on 7 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Sold five bales of wool at 16¾d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale of 23 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Sold a cow for £7/7/6 through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 2 December 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Won the Stepping 100 Yards at the Sports Meeting at Maley Park in Coorow on Boxing Day 26 December 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1936-1946 [150]
Sold 38 lambs at 16/7 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Sold 40 lambs (20 at 20/1, 20 at 18/7) through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 30 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Steward in charge of the Pig section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1937 [150]
Married Eva Maud CHAPMAN in Perth in 1940 [66]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Member of the Coorow Pasture Improvement Group in 1954 [4: 18-Dec-1954]
In 1959 the Carnamah District Road Board resumed two acres, two roods and 34 perches of his farm [34]
Father of Maisie, Mervyn, Annette, John, Phillip and Joy [P8]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Samuel Richard Tomkins' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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