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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Gus" Alfred Augustus PEREJUAN

Born 20 February 1909 in Maylands, Western Australia [16]
Resided with his parents in Arrino, however as a child left and shifted with his parents to Kalgoorlie [P2]
He later returned to live in Arrino and worked as a farmhand for various people over a number of years [P2]
Among those he worked for in Arrino were DURACK Bros and his uncle Albert H. COUSINS [P2]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1926-1929 [4: 14-Aug-1926, 11-Jun-1927, 24-Aug-1929]
He was known to be a very good teamster and tractor driver, and always looked after the farm machinery very well [P2]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Member of the inaugural team representing the North Midlands Football Association in 1928 [4: 6-Oct-1928]
He was among those who took a joy-ride in a Gipsy Moth plane which visited Arrino on 19 December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 8-Feb-1935, 21-Feb-1936, 20-Nov-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935 (during which year the Arrino Football Club was in recess) [5: 12 & 26-Jul-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Kicked six goals in the Football Grand Final on Sunday 1 September 1935 in which Three Springs defeated Carnamah [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 19-Jun-1936, 14-May-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
He was a brilliant footballer and when he went up for a mark he was always the one who got the ball, and usually scored a goal [P2]
Had returned to Kalgoorlie by the time he enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 September 1942 [16]
Gunner WX30644 in the Australian Army's 2/1 Australian Field Regiment RAA during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 30 June 1947 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Osborne Park and then at a Catholic aged care home in the Perth suburb of Wembley [P2]
Died 8 November 1996; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, PE, 351A) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alfred Augustus Perejuan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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