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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Clinton" Alaric Clinton BROUN

Born 1904 in Nourambine, Western Australia [15]
Son of Charles McBryde BROUN and Mary Charlotte ALLEN [15]
Purchased from the Midland Railway Company 1,500 acres of virgin land in Coorow on 26 February 1926 [27]
The 1500 acres was Lot M1625 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £825.6.2 (11/- per acre), which he paid over 17 years [27]
Farmer in Coorow 1926-1941 [3] [19] [27]
Honorary Secretary of the Annual Sports Meeting at the Recreation Ground in Coorow on Saturday 26 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1929-30 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Married Mary Ridgway MORCOMBE in 1930 [66]
Member of the Coorow Sports Committee - was Secretary in 1930 [215]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Progress Association - was Assistant Secretary in 1930 and 1931 [4: 13-Dec-1930] [86: 30-Nov-1929]
Attended the Masquerade Ball held in Coorow in September 1930 to raise funds for the Coorow Hospital Fund [86]
    He and Mary MORCOMBE were the best dressed couple at the ball as "Early Georgians" [86: 12-Sep-1930]
Won 1st prize for Medium Strong White Wheat at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Member of the Waddy Forest Group of Toc H 1934-1937 - was Treasurer in 1937 [5: 21-Sep-1934, 26-Nov-1937]
     Organiser of the Toc H Dance held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 29 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
     Produced and played Billings in the play "The Wrong Flat" at the Toc H Social at the Coorow Hall on 24 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
     Collected donations for the Toc H group for the purchase of a bed for the North Midlands District Hospital in 1937 [5: 26-Nov-1937]
Goal Umpire for the Coorow Football Club in 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Won 1st prize for Oaten Chaff at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Member of the committee who organised the Coorow-Waddy Sports & Dance in Coorow on Saturday 9 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Through Elder Smith & Co Ltd sold seven bales of wool at 16½d. per pound at a Wool Sale on 16 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
In January 1936 advertised that he had a 12-disc Shearer plough in fair order for sale for £20 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Advertised in The North Midland Times in June 1936 that he had a tractor, plough and engine for sale, all in good order [5: 26-Jun-1936]
     They were: 18-32 Case tractor for £50, 12-disc Shearer bridle draught plough for £15, and 2-horsepower Cooper engine for £10 [5]
Sold 237 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd with four consignments to the Midland Market between August and October 1936 [5]
     The 237 sheep consisted of 84 lambs (40 at 15/1, 17 at 12/10, 5 at 12/7, 22 at 11/10), 52 shorn suckers (16 at 14/7, 36 at 13/1), [5]
     56 ewes (13 at 25/1, 27 at 16/7, 16 at 11/1) and 45 undisclosed sheep (31 at 11/4, 14 at 10/1) [5: 7-Aug-1936, 18-Sep-1936, 9 & 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the funeral of his uncle-in-law Stanley Lorraine FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
By June 1942 had left Coorow and was living in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [3]
Retained ownership of his farm until selling it to "Clem" McBryde Clement BROUN during the second half of the 1940s [3]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Forrestfield [2]
Died 6 September 1982; ashes interred at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in Perth (Banksia Court, Memorial Garden, G3B, 5) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alaric Clinton Broun' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 March 2024 from [reference list]

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