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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Tom" Thomas Ingram READ

Born 29 July 1914 in Wembley, Middlesex, England [16]
Son of John READ and Grace Emily SHEARS [P66]
Departed London, England with hus parents and siblings on the steamship Esperance Bay on 5 December 1922 [P66]
Following a month-long voyage they arrived on the Esperance Bay in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 January 1923 [P66]
Along with his parents and siblings resided in Fremantle for three months before shifting to farmland at Coorow [P66]
Resided with his parents on Tokyngton Farm in Coorow, and later on his own Minganooka Farm in Coorow [P66]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 2-Feb-1929, 20-Dec-1930]
He was among those who attended the official opening of the East Marchagee Hall in Marchagee on 11 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Purchased 2,311 acres (Victoria Location 3257, 3267 and 4363) in Marchagee from Griffith G. JOHN on 1 January 1934 [3]
Came 2nd in the Under 25-years Sheep Judging Competition at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club 1935-1937 [5: 1-Nov-1935, 4-Sep-1936, 28-May-1937]
      In 1936 he won The Summer Aggregate and two of six spoon shoots, which he received at the Club's Annual Ball [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
In April 1936 he had a 5-furrow heavy disc plough for sale, which had been used by the Carnamah District Road Board [5]
     He wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board to see if they were interested in buying the plough [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range in Three Springs on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Played for the victorious Single Men in a cricket match against Married Men in Coorow on Sunday 6 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
With his brother John and William H. JOHNS rode on horseback through virgin bush from Coorow to Green Head in the 1930s [P361]
     The three of them made the trek to establish a track from Coorow to the coast [P361]
     At that time wild horses traversed the country and drank at three freshwater springs just before the rocky limestone hill [P361]
On 4 August 1937 was riding a horse and through the animal falling his foot became caught in the stirrup iron [4: 7-Aug-1937]
     He was taken to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs where it was found he had broken a bone near his ankle [4]
     Subsequently transferred to the Carnamah Private Hospital for a few days before returning home to rest, in plaster [4]
Steward in charge of the Wool section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1937 [150]
Attended the meeting in Coorow to discuss constructing a direct road from Coorow to the coast on 11 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Member of the Coorow Home Guard in 1941 [4: 9-Aug-1941]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Public Cemetery on 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Married Dulice Jean FOWLER on 25 September 1943 [209]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers' Union of Western Australia in 1951 [4: 7-Apr-1951]
Founding Councillor of the Coorow Shire Council in 1962, and President of the Coorow Shire Council 1976-1988 [284]
Served on the Coorow Shire Council representing the West/Eganu Ward 1962-1988, and was a local Justice of the Peace [284]
Resided on his Minganooka Farm in Coorow until his death in 1992 [1]
Father of Ross, John and Debra [P253]
Passed away at the age of 78 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1]
Died 16 October 1992; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row T, Plot 15) [1]
He owned property or assets in England, which was valued at £100,000 following his death [378]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Ingram Read' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/thomas-ingram-read [sources]




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