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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William Benjamin GEDGE

Born in London, England [54]
Married Gertrude HARVEY in 1890 in Victoria, Australia [54]
After experience on railways in the Eastern States he worked for the Midland Railway Company in Western Australia [31: 3-May-1912]
Railway Employee in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1904 [19]
Railway Stationmaster / Officer in Charge of the Railway Station in Carnamah in 1905 and 1906 [6] [50]
Railway Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Coorow 1911-1914 [19] [50]
     Large quantities of goods arrived on trains for settlers in and near Coorow [31: 3-May-1912]
     He was "an old and competent officer" who was "also the local postmaster and apparently an encyclopedia as well" [31: 3-May-1912]
     In June 1911 the Education Department sent him an application form and information on sparsely populated district schools [215]
     It was the first correspondence about the establishment of the Coorow State School, which opened for the first time in 1912 [215]
Father of Vera May, Eva Perley and Sylvia Gertrude [54]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Benjamin Gedge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-benjamin-gedge [reference list]




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