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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William George BROOKHOUSE

Born C.1865 in Longton, Stafford, England [20]
Son of John BROOKHOUSE and Margaret Ann BROWN [20]
His father worked in Stoke Upon Trent as a Potters Miller and Stationer [20]
In 1871 he was resident with his parents and brothers John and Charles at 17 High Street in Stoke Upon Trent, Stafford, England [20]
At the age of 15 years, in 1881, he was a Pupil Teacher and by 1891 was working as a School Teacher [20]
In 1881 was living with his parents, brother Charles and cousin Ellen WOOD at 115 High Street, Stoke Upon Trent [20]
In 1891 was resident with his parents and brother Charles at Poole Dole House in Stoke Upon Trent [20]
In 1901 he was living with his widowed mother at 107 Poole Dole in Stoke Upon Trent, Stafford, England [20]
Under occupation in 1901 he was listed as a "Certified Teacher at a Public Elementary School" [20]
Served with the Army during the First World War [P5]
Resided in Carnamah, Western Australia from December 1922 until December 1923[19]
School Teacher of the Carnamah State School in 1923 [73]
Received £6 per week less £26 for the year for rent, for being the sole teacher of the Carnamah State School [73]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Described by one of his Carnamah students as "a very proper Englishman" [P5]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Maida Vale [2]
Died 18 July 1949; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Anglican, H, 18) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William George Brookhouse' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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