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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Vernon Hubert EDWARDS

Born 1894 in Wongong, Western Australia [15]
Son of Josiah EDWARDS and Mary Ann LAWLER [15]
Farmer of Croydon Farm in Marchagee 1917-1922 [50]
Married "Trix" Sarah Ann Eliza JONES in Perth 1921 [66]
Farmer of Calecono Farm in Marchagee 1923-1931 [19] [50]
     He was the owner of 2,291 acres of land in Marchagee consisting of Victoria Locations 4027 and 6955 [44]
     His father owned a further 160 acres with the adjoining Victoria Location 6956 [44]
At the first wool sale of the season on Friday 4 November 1921 he sold four bales of wool for 15d. per pound [10: 11-Nov-1921]
Member of the East Marchagee Race Club - was Inaugural Secretary in 1925 [9: 13-Mar-1925]
     The club's first race meeting was held on a racetrack on his and his father's farm in Marchagee on 8 April 1925 [9: 13-Mar-1925]
By 1925-26 he had a Ford car and by 1926-27 an Overland truck, which contained licence plates CA-37 and CA-68 [325]
Elected as Member for the South Ward of the Carnamah District Road Board at an election held in April 1925 [9: 1-May-1925]
     Served on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the South Ward in 1925 [9: 1-May-1925]
     At the time the South Ward of the Carnamah District Road Board consisted of Marchagee and Gunyidi [3]
During September 1925 he purchased an Overland one-ton truck from Adams Motors Limited in Perth [408: 2-Oct-1925]
     He registered his new truck with the Carnamah District Road Board and it was allocated licence plate CA-91 [325]
Sold seven farm horses through Elder's Horse and Dairy Cow Market in the Perth suburb of Subiaco on 4 December 1925 [81: 29-Nov-1925]
In 1928 he also owned with a Mr BARRETT-LENNARD 13,500 acres on the Marchagee Estate in Marchagee [120: 20-Dec-1928]
     On the 13,500 acres they grew 3,000 acres of crop mostly on sandplain, expected to yield 13-14 bushels, and ran 1,700 sheep [120]
     By mid 1932 he had sold his 2,291 acres of farmland in Marchagee to Arthur L. RAINS [3] [19]
Later resided in West Perth [2]
Died 22 November 1958; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, H, 69) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vernon Hubert Edwards' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/vernon-hubert-edwards [sources]




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