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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William Hurtle NICHOLLS

Born 7 August 1894 in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Son of William NICHOLLS and Sophia BARNES [55]
Resided in Arthur River, Western Australia from at least 1942 until 1947 [16] [3]
On 1 September 1947 purchased Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah in partnership with Mrs Gladys E. WILLIAMS [3]
Wongyarra Farm was purchased from the Estate of the late William A. T. SARGENT and was 5,322 acres in size [3]
The 5,322 acres consisted of Lots M1029, M1032, M1464, M1522 and M1523 of Victoria Location 1935 [3]
Absentee Farmer of Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah 1947-1951 in partnership with NICHOLLS, trading as "Nicholls & Williams" [3]
The farm was telephone number Carnamah 23-D in 1948 and 1949 [60]
In early 1951 they sold their Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah to "Bill" Wilhelm A. HEINRICH of South Australia [3]
On 30 March 1951 held a clearing sale on Wongyarra Farm to sell their stock, plant and machinery [4: 22-Mar-1957]
Their sheep sold at the clearing sale numbered 2,383 and sold for State-wide record prices [4: 22-Mar-1957]
They had purchased the farm in Carnamah for $7 an acre and sold it three and a half years later for $14 per acre [P46]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of South Perth [2]
Died 11 October 1968 [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Hurtle Nicholls' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-hurtle-nicholls  [ sources ]




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