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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Joe" William Joseph REDHALL

Born 1899 in Derby, Derbyshire, England [20] [21]
Son of Joseph REDHALL and Caroline BRIGGS [20] [21]
His parents married in 1889, however towards the end of 1890 his father died at the age of 22 years [21]
In 1891 he was living with his mother and her mother Alice BRIGGS in Saint Werburgh, Derbyshire [20]
His mother married James LABAN in 1895 and it appears as though he may have gone to live with his paternal grandparents [20] [21]
In 1901 he was living with his grandparents Joseph and Sarah REDHALL at 81 Peet Street in Derby, Derbyshire, England [20]
Married Jane Moir WILSON on 5 December 1914 at Saint Augustine's Church in Renmark, South Australia [55]
After a trip to England, he and his wife arrived in Adelaide, South Australia on the steamship Largs Bay on 11 December 1924 [70]
On 14 October 1925 purchased 1,031 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest, Western Australia from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 1,031 acres was Lot M1294 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £773/13/6 (15/- per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer in Waddy Forest via Coorow 1926-1933 [5] [19] [34]
He grew 150 acres of crop in 1926, which was his first year on the farm, and 500 acres yielding a 7-bag average in 1927 [9: 27-Jan-1928]
In 1927-28 he owned a Ford car containing number-plate CA-135 licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board [325]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
His daughter Vera was the Most Humorous Girl as a "Witch" at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow in July 1933 [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Attended and rendered humorous items at the R.S.L. Smoke Social and Friends Night in Carnamah on 27 August 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932]
Rendered a recitation at the farewell to Geoffrey K. RYDER at the Carnamah Town Hall on 10 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
His daughters Ruby, Elsie and Vera won prizes at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the Valedictory Dinner tendered to Alexander B. GLOSTER at the Coorow Hotel on Monday 3 July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
During the second week of October 1933 he stayed at the Carnamah Hotel in Carnamah [5: 13-Oct-1933]
In mid October 1933 he sold his farm in Waddy Forest to neighbouring farmer Phillip T. MORCOMBE [5: 13-Oct-1933]
The sale of his farm was effected through the agency of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Attended and sang a song at the R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Morawa on Saturday 28 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
With his wife, attended a Valedictory Social held in their honour at the Coorow Hall on Friday 20 October 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
At the Valedictory Social, at which residents of Coorow and Waddy bid them farewell, they were presented with a case of cutlery [5]
His wife and children left Coorow on Monday 6 October 1933 and after finalising business he left a short time later [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Orchardist in Mount Helena in 1935 [6]
Father of Jean, Elsie, Ruby, Vera and Joseph [55]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Joseph Redhall' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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