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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Walter George FENNELL

Born 4 April 1908 in Busselton, Western Australia [16]
Farmer in Marchagee 1923-1955 [1] [14] [19]
His farm was 1,544 acres in size and consisted of Victoria Locations 3255, 3256 and 5866 [3]
Married Alice Christina BRYANT in Perth in 1926 [14] [66]
Part of an overland trip to the uninhabited coast at Jurien Bay, which departed on Monday 15 February 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
     The other members of the party were his son W. Frank FENNELL, Frank R. BRYANT and C. Jock BRAYNT of Marchagee; [5]
     Baxter D. BOTHE, William J. GAUNT, George HUTRCHRAFT, Donald S. GRANT, David TODD, Fred BINGHAM, [5]
     and John S. READ of Coorow; Angus A. N. MCGILP of Waddy Forest; and William A. T. SARGENT of Carnamah [5]
     They travelled in two trucks and two cars and from Moora they drove over 54 miles of road and 30 miles of sand [5]
     They erected a shed and tables and were able to get good reception on a wireless Fred BINGHAM had taken along [5]
     They took a boat with them and fished every day, and paid a visit to caves situated nine miles from their camp at Jurien Bay [5]
     The party also visited Sandy Cape and North Head and after an enjoyable stay returned home on Friday 19 February 1937 [5]
Private W83520 in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
On 15 December 1943 was fined £2 at the Carnamah Police Court for drinking at the Coorow Hotel at an hour outside its license [22]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Father of Frank, Kevin, Barry and Graham [14]
Died 27 February 1955; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 2) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter George Fennell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 6 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-george-fennell  [ sources ]




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