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HISTORY OF KAHMOO

Generation One: The Beginning of an Era

William Henry Young (b. 1885) and Annie Young (nee. Schmidt)(b.1890)

In 1911 married couple William and Annie Young bought the property Kahmoo, having previously owned other estates around the Cunnamulla district (Metavale). William and Annie both lived comfortably but worked hard to grow their merino wool farm, eventually hiring many maids, cooks, gardeners and farm hands. The couple bore four children, Phyls, Colin, Gordon and another that didn't survive birth. Sadly Annie died in 1920 from blood poisoning and William eventually remarried governess, Ivy Beatrice. Up until his death in 1952, William ran a successful business, both his and Annies ashes were spread at Kahmoo. 

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Generation Two: 

Phyllis Hawker (nee. Young)(b.1897), Colin Young and Gordon Young

In 1930 Phyllis married Bank Manager Lionel Hawker and took over the running of Kahmoo in the (and the children were able to afford to go to private schools and extensive overseas trips)  

Generation Three: 

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Anne Thomas (Nee. Hawker) and Tony Hawker 

For each generation have:

- principal owners

- Little spiel about the things that happened

- Highlights

Generation Four: 

Kym Thomas, Nikki Porteous (nee. Thomas) and Lisa Fretwell (nee. Thomas)

For each generation have:

- principal owners

- Little spiel about the things that happened

- Highlights

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Generation Five: Farmers of the Future 

Tony Reid, Samantha Reid and Chantal Reid 

For each generation have:

- principal owners

- Little spiel about the things that happened

- Highlights

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