Edwin Holman with his family of three sons and three daughters took up location 48 North Grass Patch in 1912.

The 1,000 acre block (404.7ha) included a homestead block. They had no previous experience in farming. Four hundred acres (161.9ha) were cleared and fenced. There were twelve cattle including claves, six horses and forty –five pgs. Wheat was carted to Norseman and they received r pounds per ton (1.02tonnes).

Mrs Holman ran a boarding school at Red Lake. Maurice Holman served in World War One. He was killed in action.


Holman Family



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