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Rediscovering Ginninderra:
Edward 'Ted' Boreham

Born: 1872; Died: 1951; Married: Louisa Cook

Ted Boreham was born in 1872 in Lower Boro in the Tarago district.

He married Louisa 'Lucy' Cook (also from Lower Boro). In 1893 the young Borehams moved into the old Ward family homestead of Nine Elms at Ginninderra. They had at least three children there: Heric, Alice and Clarice. In 1913 Boreham also breifly leased Deasland when the Harcourts left the district, but he did not live there himself; instead, putting in a manager named Harris to run the station for him.

At some stage, the Borehams relocated back to Tarago. It is thought that they took over the property of his parents, Peter and Susan Boreham.

Beyond his farming work, Ted Boreham was primarily known in the district as a trotting enthusiast, winning a number of races and breeding trotters that were sold across the country. He is reported as having a little trouble with the law for drinking and in running sheep with an 'unrecorded' brand, but he mostly led a quiet life.

Boreham died in August 1951 and is buried with Lucy (who died in 1966) in Hall Cemetery.


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