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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Tom" Thomas Henry BYRNE

Born 2 April 1875 in Bindoon, Western Australia [114]
Son of Edmund Keane BYRNE and Amelia JONES [15]
Grew up on his father's Mount Pleasant Farm in Bindoon [114]
Following his father's death he inherited Mount Pleasant, which he had been farming, and ran the property from 1904 to 1909 [114]
He also leased land in Wannamal which was managed by his nephew Robert W. BYRNE who had adjacent leasehold [114]
Best man at the wedding of Stephen SHERIDAN and his niece Ella A. WELLS in 1908 - the first wedding held in Wannamal [114]
In 1909 he sold Mount Pleasant Farm in Bindoon and shifted to Wannamal where he farmed in partnership with his nephew [114]
Farmer of Melvel Park Farm in Wannamal 1909-1914 [114]
Handicapper of the Wannamal State School's School Sports Day held in Wannamal on 9 October 1909 [114]
Member of the Wannamal Cricket Club in 1910-11 and 1911-12 [114]
Ploughed up agronomy plots at the Wannamal State School for its students in May 1911 [114]
He and his niece Sarah A. WOODS won the Waltzing Competition at the Bachelors Ball held in Wannamal on 14 July 1911 [114]
Member of the Management Member of the Wannamal Hall Committee [114]
Guarantor on the Wannamal Hall Committee's £80 overdraft for the building of the Wannamal Hall in 1912 [114]
He rendered a musical item or recitation at the dance that followed the Wannamal District Picnic on Friday 1 November 1912 [114]
Appointed Master of Ceremonies for the Wannamal Hall Committee's dances held at the Wannamal Hall in 1913 [114]
Sold his farm to Walter PADBURY and left Wannamal on 6 April 1914 and shifted to Three Springs [114]
Two months earlier, following financial problems, his brother EK had left Wannamal and moved to Three Springs [114]
Believed to have initially assisted his brother "EK" Edmund K. BYRNE on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs [P1]
Farmer and Clearing Contractor in Three Springs 1914-1932 [6] [19] [114]
During the 1920s he share-farmed P. George MORGAN's farm in Three Springs[P2]
Sang "The Passion Flower" at the Social & Concert held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on 24 April 1914 [10: 1-May-1914]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee 1918-1928 [124]
His horse Hurriedly came 2nd in the Pony Race at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports in Three Springs on 16 March 1918 [10: 22-Mar-1918]
A year and one week later Hurriedly competed but didn't win at the Carnamah Picnic Races on 27 March 1919 [10: 11-Apr-1919]
His horse Hurriedly had also competed at the Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Monday 17 March 1919 [124]
Donated 10/- in 1919, two lots of 10/6 in 1920, and £1/1/- 1924-1928 to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee [124]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1921 [9: 21-Jan-1921]
Donated an accordion to be raffled at the Hospital Ball at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 5 April 1923 [9: 27-Apr-1923]
In May 1927 purchased a new Graham Bros (Dodge) utility from local agent Thomas J. BERRIGAN [4: 14-May-1927]
Resided in Three Springs until 1932 [19]
In 1937 he was working and living at Warriedar near Field's Find on the Murchison goldfields [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Motored from Warriedar to Three Springs on Monday 22 March 1937 to visit his brother EK who had been injured in an accident [5]
When almost at Three Springs, on the Three Springs-Perenjori Road, his Dodge runabout capsized and landed on its side [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Midvale [2]
Died 30 October 1950; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZP, 636)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Henry Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/thomas-henry-byrne [sources]




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