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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bill" Wilhelm Andreas HEINRICH

Born 31 January 1906 in Kilkerran, South Australia [55]
Son of Ehregott Georg HEINRICH and Louise Emma GERSCH [55]
Married Vera Ottilie JENZEN on 23 April 1930 in Yorketown, South Australia [55]
In 1949 travelled to Western Australia to inspect farmland in the Carnamah and Three Springs districts [P77]
Along with his wife Vera and their children Stuart and Marge, shifted to Western Australia in 1950 [P77]
In 1951 purchased the 5322 acre Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah from NICHOLLS and WILLIAMS at a cost of $14 an acre [3]
The farm consisted of Lots M1029, M1032, M1464, M1522 and M1523 of Victoria Locations 1935 and 2023 on the Caron Road [3]
Farmer of Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah 1951-1963 [P77]
Telephone number Carnamah-23D from 1951 to 1960 and then telephone number Carnamah East 223 in 1961 and 1962 [60]
During the 1951-52 financial year transferred a portion of his farm into the name of his son Stuart G. HEINRICH [3]
Committee Member 1952-1957 and Financial Member 1952-1971 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
President in 1954 and Patron in 1957 of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association [0: image 04777] [4: 22-Mar-1957]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Farmers' Union of WA - was President in 1957[4: 5-Apr-1957]
Member of the Carnamah School Board in 1957 [4: 22-Mar-1957]
During the 1960-61 financial year transferred another portion of his farm into the name of his son Charles S. HEINRICH [3]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs for 16 years, from 1960 to 1976 [109]
In 1963 retired to the house on the corner of Robertson and Bowman Streets in Carnamah town [P347]
Telephone number Carnamah-9 at his Robertson Street home from 1963 onwards [60]
Served on the Carnamah Shire Council representing the Carnamah Town Ward 1961-1971 [7: page 112]
By 1963 had been made a Justice of the Peace for the local Magisterial District[22]
     As a Justice of the Peace presided as Magistrate at criminal and traffic cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court [22]
     The Carnamah Police Court dealt with cases involving Carnamah, Winchester, Waddy Forest, Coorow, Marchagee and Gunyidi [22]
     Presided over his first case on 20 September 1963; during the latter four months of 1963 presided over eight cases [22]
Vice Patron of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1969 [58]
Bush Fife Control Officer in Carnamah for 20 years; was the Fire Control Officer in charge of Carnamah town in 1973 [100] [P347]
Donated a copy of the book "Heinrich of Seifferdorf 1839-1979" to the Carnamah Shire Council, in which he wrote: [100]
    "In presenting this family history to the Carnamah Shire Council, I take the opportunity to record my appreciation of having [100]
     been privileged to serve the Community in various ways since the arrival of my family from South Australia in 1951" [100]
On 21 June 1988 shifted to the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs and resided there the remainder of his life [147]
Father of David, Charles, Stuart and Marge [P77]
Passed away at the age of 88 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1]
Died 4 June 1994 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row T, Plot 7) [1]


Frank C. G. LUCAS, President of the Carnamah Shire Council, said the following about "Bill" Wilhelm A. HEINRICH:
"I wish to record an appreciation of services rendered to this District by Mr. Heinrich since his arrival in this area. He has a strong community spirit and served on the Carnamah Shire Council for a period of six years until his retirement in 1972. Whilst on the Council, he gave much of his time on Standing Committees, and represented the Council on many occasions at Ward and State levels. He found time to serve as a Justice of the Peace for 13 years, as a member of the North Midlands District Hospital Board for 16½ years, and as a Fire Control Officer, then Chief Fire Control Officer, for over 20 years. I am sure I speak on behalf of this and our neighbouring Communities when I say that Mr Heinrich's contributions in so many areas is not only a credit to him but set an example of community service which would be difficult to emulate."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Wilhelm Andreas Heinrich' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/wilhelm-andreas-heinrich [sources]




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