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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William George FURNISS

Resided in Port Augusta, South Australia [3] [44]
On 28 June 1922 purchased from the Midland Railway Company 1,000 acres of virgin land at Waddy Forest in Western Australia [27]
The 1,000 acres was Lot M1372 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £800/8/- (16/- per acre), payable by instalments [27]
Retained ownership of his 1,000 acres in Waddy Forest which may have sat idle as it was listed as "vacant" rather than "farm" [3]
Along with his wife and daughter spent a holiday in October 1935 visiting friends in Waddy Forest [5: 11-Oct-1935]
While on his visit he placed a notice in The North Midland Times newspaper that no timber was to be removed from his holding [5]
In 1937 his postal address was PO Box 170, Port Augusta [3]
Sold his 1,000 acre Lot M1372 in Waddy Forest to George E. PETERS of Waddy Forest on 20 January 1937 [3]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William George Furniss' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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