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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Stuart Henry POOK

Born 14 August 1891 in Stoke Fleming, Devonshire, England [20] [21] [412]
Son of farmer Arthur Henry POOK and Mary Ann PROWSE [20] [21]
     He was baptised on 11 November 1891 in Stoke Fleming, Devonshire, England [464]
     Grew up with his parents and siblings on Darkhole Farm in Stoke Fleming [20]
     He was one of 11 children with siblings Gertrude, Florry, Edwin, Ethel, Ellen, Walter and Frederick and three who died young [20]
     In 1911 he was working with his father on Darkhole Farm in Stoke Fleming [20]
Departed from London, England on the steamship Orvieto on 30 August 1912 bound for Western Australia [203]
     After a voyage of just over a month on the Orvieto he arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 October 1912 [338]
Farmhand in Meckering [50] and a Sharefarmer on Rowden Farm in Meckering in 1916 [454: 4 Oct-1916]
     In October 1916 advertised 60 acres of Gluyas Early wheat crop in Meckering for sale along with his horse, a grey sulky mare [454]
     He advertised the crop and horse for sale as he was intending on enlisting in the Australian Imperial Force [454: 4 Oct-1916]
     In the end he never enlisted, or wasn't accepted, and by 1917 he had shifted to Carnamah [50]
Farmhand and Farm Manager in Carnamah 1917-1919 [6] [19] [50]
     He was likely employed by one of the settlers who'd purchased a Ready-Made Farm from the Midland Railway Company [P1]
     Won the Gents 2nd prize at the Euchre Party & Dance at the Carnamah School on Thursday 1 November 1917 [9: 23-Nov-1917]
     In 1919 wrote letters to his mother in England, which he posted at The Supply Stores in Yarra Street, Carnamah [92]
During 1919 he left Western Australia, travelled to New South Wales and New Zealand, and then returned to England [204] [465]
     Departed from Sydney, New South Wales on the steamship Manuka and arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 February 1919 [465]
     Two months later departed from Wellington, New Zealand on the Athenic, which arrived in London on 18 June 1919 [204] [465]
Married May YABSLEY in 1920 in Devonshire, England [21]
In 1939 he was a Dairy Farmer and was living at 60 Burridge Road in Torquay, Devon, England [412]
Died at the age of 101 years in 1993 in Devonshire, England [21]
Also known as Henry Stuart POOK [21] [412]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stuart Henry Pook' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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