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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Tups" Angus Nicol MCGILP

Born 23 August 1927 in Perth, Western Australia [P12]
Son of "Mac" Angus Archibald Nicol MCGILP and "Jenny" Janet McDougall LANG [P12]
Resided with his parents on Polaris Farm in Waddy Forest [P12]
Baptised by the Rev. Alexander Crow at the Presbyterian Church in Carnamah on Sunday 17 June 1928 [4: 23-Jun-1928]
Student at the Waddy Well State School in Waddy Forest [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow in July 1933 as a "Red Indian" [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as "S. S. Polaris" [5: 12-Jul-1935]
In October 1936 the North Midland Times newspaper regretfully reported that he was ill and suffering from pneumonia [5: 16-Oct-1936]
A week later he was reported to have been "well on the road to recovery" [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Travelled to Perth with his parents on 6 December 1936 and a week later they returned to Waddy with his siblings [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Competed at the Coorow-Waddy Progress Association's Annual Children's Sports in Coorow on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5]
     Came 3rd in the Up to 10 Years Boys Running Race and also came 3rd in the Up to 9 Years Boys Egg & Spoon Race [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Won a 2nd prize for Handwork in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 [150]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1950 [0: image 04558]
Died 7 August 1952 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row F, Plot 15) [1]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Thursday 14 August 1952:
"Angus Nicol McGilp, aged 24 years youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McGilp, of Waddy Forest passed away in the North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs on Thursday August 7th. The funeral of the late "Tups" was attended by a large number of friends. The popularity of the deceased is evident by the long list of floral tributes."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Angus Nicol McGilp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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