23-25 February 1942: "The breathless story of men who risk their lives in the skyways... and women who wait on the ground for their return." West Talkies visit Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs to show the movies "Men with Wings" and "Road to Singapore" - with the latter starring Bing Crosby.
Farms at Winchester. Each block came with about one third of its acreage cleared - shown in green. To prevent the regrowth of trees on unsold farms the Company grew crops on them. When the farm was sold the buyer was charged for the cost of the crop but then made the profit after harvest.
In 1918 boxes of goods and supplies started disappearing from trains and railway sidings. The thefts were the work of a young man named Frank Thomas who’d left his father’s farm in #Coorow to live the life of a #bushranger. He camped in the bush and stole food and other supplies from #trains, #railway sidings, #farms and houses. He often threw boxes of goods off moving trains then returned later on a stolen horse to go through the boxes and take what he wanted.