Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Yarragadee Station in Mingenew was 100,000 acres in size and had been purchased by Francis PEARSE in the 1890s [120: 15-Oct-1938]
     In 1939 the managing director of the Yarragadee-Nalbarra Pastoral Company was Francis’ son A. L. Nelson PEARSE [120]
     The Company used Yarragadee for the breeding of stud sheep and as relief grazing for stock from two Murchison properties [120]
In 1926-27 and 1927-28 the company had a Dodge truck with numberplate MI-20 registered with the Mingenew Road Board [325]
The Yarragadee-Nalbarra Pastoral Co. sold 75 bales of wool at the Perth Wool Sale on Friday 18 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
     Sold 6 bales at 16¼d., 15 at 15d., 5 at 14¼d., 13 at 13¾d., 14 at 13½d., 7 at 13d., 5 at 12d., 6 at 11¾., 4 at 13¼d. per pound [4]
In 1932 owned a Cadillac car, which was registered with the Mingenew Road Board with license plate MI-43 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Exhibited in the Sheep and Poultry sections of the Sixth Annual Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5]
     Received 1st prizes for both 1½ year Strong Wool Merino Ewe and less than 1½ year Strong Wool Merino Ewe [5]
     Won 1st for male Rhode Island Red, female Rhode Island Red, male Black Orpington; and 2nd for female Black Orpington [5]
     Also awarded the prizes for the Champion Merino Ewe in Show and the Champion Bird in Show [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In November 1933 sold three working horses to Cyril RAYNER and a hack to Mrs Annie NIVEN, both of Carnamah [5: 1-Dec-1933]
Yarragadee Station was managed by W. Colin K. PEARSE, who won the Patron’s Cup at the 1934 Mingenew Show [5: 28-Sep-1934]
Once more successfully exhibited in the Sheep section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 13 September 1934 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ram 1½ years, Strong Wool Merino Ewe, Strong Wool Merino Ewe 1½ years [5]
     Awarded 2nd prizes for Three WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ewes and for Strong Wool Merino Ewe under 1½ years [5]
     Among their Sheep exhibits was the Champion Ewe and the Reserve Champion Ewe [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Owner of the aged draught Brilliant Day and the four year old thoroughbred Brilliant Town stallions in 1934-35 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Advertised in The North Midland Times newspaper on Friday 10 May 1935 that they had graded seed wheat for sale [5: 10-May-1935]
     The wheat, which was free of noxious weeds, consisted of 80 bags of Merredin, 25 bags of Grisley and 10 bags of Nabawah [5]
In the same edition of The North Midland Times newspaper they also advertised that they had stud cockerels for sale [5]
     The cockerels were bred at Yarragadee Station in Mingenew from champion prize-winners and the best laying strains [5]
     They were of the Black Orpington, Australorp and Rhode Island Red breeds [5: 10-May-1935]
Declined to take up a seat on the committee of the North Midlands Stud Stock Breeders Association in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Lettuce at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Exhibited in the Sheep, Poultry, Vegetable and Cut Flower sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5]
     Received prizes for Strong Wool Merino Ram any age (1st & 2nd), WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ram under 1½ years (2nd), [5]
     Strong Wool Merino Ewe (2nd), Medium Wool Merino Ram any age (2nd), Medium Wool Merino Ewe any age (1st), [5]
     Champion Ram at Show (1st), male Rhode Island Red (2nd), Lettuce (2nd), Potatoes (2nd) and Sweet Peas (1st) [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Merino Ewe over 2½ years and Merino Ewe under 1½ years at the 1936 Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Exhibited the Vegetable, Wool, Cut Flower and Poultry sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Cauliflower, Beetroot and Sweet Peas; and 2nd for Swede Turnips, Sheep Skin and Iceland Poppies [5]
     In the Poultry section received 2nd prize for the female class of Any Other Breed [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1939 [13]
Also known as the Yarragadee-Nalbarra Pastoral Company, Mingenew [5: 21-Sep-1934, 25-Jan-1935] [120: 15-Oct-1938]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Yarragadee Pastoral Company' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

Use the below form or email

Comment, memory or story about this person
Suggested correction or additional information
Question or general feedback
Please enter this code into the box to confirm your request.