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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Adrian Arnold Clarence JONES

Born 20 January 1907 [P479]
Son of John Edmund JONES and Edith Adelaide MANUEL [15] [5: 26-Jan-1934]
He was the youngest of three children with a brother Kenneth and sister Rita [P479]
Their father was a School Teacher with the Education Department of Western Australia [P480]
Grew up in Donnybrook and was educated at the Donnybrook State School and then Perth Modern School [P480]
Left Perth Modern School in his third year to go onto a farm at Waddy Forest with his elder brother Ken [P480]
His father had purchased 1,296 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest from the Midland Railway Company on 6 September 1922 [27]
The 1,296 acres was Lot M1280 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £1102/-/6 (17/- per acre) payable by instalments [27]
Farmer of Berkley Farm in Waddy Forest in partnership with his brother Kenneth Edmund JONES [P479]
Their parents visited the farm during school holidays and his father would help them on the farm while holidaying [P480]
He purchased an adjoining 1,296 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest from the Midland Railway Company on 31 December 1924 [27]
The 1,296 acres was Lot M1281 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £810/3/11 (12/6 per acre), payable by instalments [27]
Both his father's block and his were transferred into his brother's name on 2 April 1925 and 5 October 1926 [27]
Member of Waddy Forest Cricket Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 26-Oct-1929] [86: 11-Jan-1929]
Delighted the audience with violin solos at the concert for the Methodist Church at the Waddy Forest Hall on 8 June 1929 [10: 12-Jun-1929]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 23-Feb-1934]
In January 1934 his engagement was announced to Bron OWEN, the teacher at the nearby Waddy Well State School [5: 26-Jan-1934]
Along with Gilbert J. UNDERWOOD returned from Perth to Waddy Forest by car on Wednesday 14 January 1934 [5: 16-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Member of the Waddy Forest Group of Toc H in 1934 [5: 9-Mar-1934]
Participated in the debate between the Carnamah and Waddy Forest groups of Toc H on Tuesday 27 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
He farmed with his brother in Waddy Forest until leaving for Perth on Monday 5 June 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
After leaving the farm he trained as an Engineering Draughtsman [P480]
Draughtsman in Kalgoorlie, Melbourne and then Perth [50]
Resided at 78 Collins Street in Kalgoorlie in 1936 and 1937 [50]
By 1939 he'd shifted to the state of Victoria and was living at 53 Ormond Esplanade in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood [50]
Married Jean BUTTERFIELD in Victoria in 1940 [54]
In 1943 he and his wife were living at 33 Wellman Street in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill in 1943 [50]
They shifted to Western Australia and in 1949 were living at 2 Rene Road in the Perth suburb of Dalkeith [50]
Father of Brian Kenneth, David John and Roslyn Jean [P479]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Adrian Arnold Clarence Jones' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/adrian-arnold-clarence-jones [sources]




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