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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Sydney Langley TURNER

Born 1899 in Carnarvon, Western Australia [15]
Son of William Hamilton TURNER and Ellen Eliza LANGLEY [15]
Resided with his father and siblings Charles, Percy, Rob, Harry, Doris, May and Alf on Mount Wittenoon Station in Yalgoo [P96]
He and his brother Alfred took out a contract to purchase 2,296 acres of virgin land in Carnamah on 15 June 1925 [27]
     The land was purchased from the Midland Railway Company and cost £1339/5/-, payable by instalments over up to 15 years [27]
     The acreage consisted of Lots M1024, M1025 and M1026 of Victoria Location 1935 - respectively 10/6, 14/6 and 10/- per acre [27]
Farmer in Carnamah, Western Australia 1925-1933 [3] [19]
     The farm was purchased with financial assistance from his brother Charles, who had been farming in Carnamah since 1916 [P96]
     His brother Charles also helped by getting him a tractor and other equipment and helped him clear the farm [P96]
     The contract to purchase the farm was transferred into just his name on 4 February 1928 [27]
     He completed paying the farm's instalments and became its freehold owner [27] [61]
     His farm was situated in-between and bounded onto the Caron and Back Inering roads in Carnamah [62]
In 1927-28 he owned a Ford truck, which was registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-183 [325]
He purchased a new Chrevrolet car during February 1928 [81: 12-Feb-1928]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and general repairers Henry Parkin & Son in 1928 [53]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1930 [4: 21-Dec-1929]
During the 1933-34 financial year he sold his 2,296 acre farm in Carnamah to William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah [3]
Later resided in Kellerberrin [P96]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sydney Langley Turner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sydney-langley-turner [sources]




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