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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Gordon" William Gordon LAMBERT

Born 23 April 1902 in Pymble, New South Wales, Australia [16]
Son of William and Letitia J. LAMBERT [32]
Farmer of Carrawidgy Farm in Coorow, Western Australia 1930-1962 [19] [50]
Initially farmed and jointly owned 2,067 acres of farmland in Coorow in partnership with Aeneas CASEY [3] [19]
The 2,067 acres consisted of Victoria Location 995 and Lots M963, M1232 and M1357 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
They'd purchased the farm from Lancelot L. CUTTS on a walk in walk out basis in August 1929 [86: 24-Aug-1929]
In 1932 "Lambert & Casey" had a Ford truck licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-148 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Won 2nd prize for a Strong Wool Merino Ram at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
"Lambert & Casey" began their hay cutting for the 1933 season on Wednesday 27 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In October 1933 "Lambert & Casey" sold through Westralian Farmers Ltd two bales of wool at 15¼d. per pound [5: 13-Oct-1933]
They were paid £3 in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board in the 1933-34 financial year for killing six foxes [300]
He and his partner did the Midland Railway Company's rabbit poisoning in Coorow in 1935 [34]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 9-Aug-1935, 3-Jul-1936]
Steward of the Horses in Action section at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Shows in 1935 and 1937 [5: 28-Jun-1935, 7-May-1937]
Won 2nd prize for Merino Ewe over 2½ years at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
"Lambert & Casey" sold 15 shorn wethers at 14/10 per head and 45 ewes at 12/4 per head on 29 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Travelled form Coorow to Perth on Friday 28 February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Attended the evening in honour of Mr & Mrs BIRMINGHAM of Perth at the home of Harry EDWARDS on 27 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1936 and 1937 - was B Grade Champion in 1937[5: 31-Jul-1936, 2-Jul-1937]
Won 2nd prize for Merino Fleece of Strong Wool at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
"Lambert & Casey" sold 34 wethers at 17/4 and 31 ewes at 15/3 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd in February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Sergeant W72081 in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Around 1942 he became the sole owner and farmer of the 2,067 acres that he'd formerly owned in partnership with Aeneas CASEY [3]
Later marginally extended the farm by 10 acres with the purchase of Lots M1831, M1832 and M1834 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Ardross [2]
Died 12 February 1972; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 4, 8)


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




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