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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Francis DEWAR

Born 8 September 1868 in Gingin, Western Australia [15] [84]
Son of John DEWAR and Selina YORK [15]
Baptised at the Wesley Church in Perth on 25 October 1868 [84]
Married Elizabeth MASTERS in the Perth suburb of Guildford in 1894 [15]
Farmer of Spring Park Farm in Gingin [50]
In 1904 himself and his brother Lionel purchased 400 acres of virgin crown land in Carnamah in partnership as "Dewar Bros" [P30]
They named the 400 acres Ingle, which was surveyed as Victoria Location 2979 and used to graze cattle from their Gingin farm [P30]
"Dewar Bros" were listed as "Farmers & Graziers" in Carnamah from 1907 to 1913[6]
By 1909 they had also taken up an adjoining 1,000 acres in Carnamah, which became Victoria Location 2978 [44]
After returning from the First World War his son Percy settled on and began farming their Ingie property in Carnamah [P30]
Ownership of the 1,400 acre Ingie Farm later changed from himself and his brother to his sons Percy and Bill [3] [61]
His sons Percy and Bill farmed Ingie in partnership as "Dewar Bros" until Percy bought out Bill's share in the farm [P30]
Father of Charles Francis, Percy William, "Bill" Herbert Harold, Bertie Ulick and Elizabeth May [15]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Francis Dewar' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 May 2024 from [reference list]

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