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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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YARRAGADEE PASTORAL COMPANY

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 www.carnamah.com.au/bio/yarragadee-pastoral-company [reference list]




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