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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Walter James NAIRN

Born 1856 in York, Western Australia [15]
Son of James NAIRN and Sarah PETTIT [15]
Initially resided with his parents at the property Dalaik in York [148]
Between 1863 and 1866 left York and settled with his parents on Noolooloo Station in what became the Carnamah district [148] [245]
He and his brother William later ran their father's Byro Station in the Murchison [148]
W. J. NAIRN, either himself or his brother, was one of the sheep judges at the Murchison Stock Show on 6 October 1893 [39: 30-Oct-1893]
He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for the Gascoyne and Murchison magisterial districts in 1898 [39: 14-Jul-1898]
While breaking in horses on the Murchison he had four in hand and was adjusting a harness when a gate was opened [148]
The opening gate startled the horses and he was kicked in the head and died, in 1903 [15] [148]
Following his death Letters of Administration for his estate of £2,133/16/- were granted to his brother William J. NAIRN [39: 27-Nov-1903]
His sisters Mrs Jane WHEELER and Miss NAIRN, of the Perth suburb of Subiaco, designed and made a banner in his memory [39]
They presented the banner to Saint Andrew's Church in the Perth suburb of Subiaco on 22 December 1909 [39: 25-Dec-1909]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter James Nairn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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