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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Arthur Hawken TUNBRIDGE

Born 24 February 1903 in West Hindmarsh, South Australia [55]
Son of Percy Henry TUNBRIDGE and Janie PHILLIPS nee HAWKEN [55]
Married (1) Irene CLIFFORD in 1922 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Farmer in Arrino, Western Australia [19]
His wife was a ballet dancer and didn't wish to live in the country, however after four children joined him in Arrino [P2]
They resided on a small farm opposite Arthur G. Y. SAUNDERS' York Park Farm in Arrino [P2]
Placed a notice in The Irwin Index newspaper in mid January 1930 thanking those who helped them extinguish a fire [4: 18-Jan-1930]
His wife Irene, late of Perth, passed away at the age of 29 years on 18 December 1930 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery [2]
Following his wife's death he shifted into a house next to the general store in the Arrino townsite [P2]
Continued employing E. Mary LEWIS, who had been assisting his wife, to look after his children [P2]
Married (2) "Mary" Ellen Mary LEWIS in 1934 [66]
Carrier in Arrino from 1935 until at least 1949 [6]
In addition to running his small farm in Arrino he also employed several men and worked wheat carting during harvest [P2]
At some point he also leased and farmed about 5,000 acres belonging to Patrick J. LYNCH on the Three Springs-Morawa Road [201]
Won the Challenge Race at the R.S.L. Sports Day at the Arrino Recreation Ground on Thursday 5 November 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1934, 1936 and 1937 [5: 20-Jul-1934, 26-Jun-1936, 14-May-1937]
Transported the Arrino footballers to Carnamah on the back of his truck and on returning narrowly avoided overturning [5]
     Swerved over an embankment to miss another truck which was on the wrong side of the road and going at a fast speed [5]
     He reported the incident, which occurred in July 1934, to local police constable William M. CARMODY [5: 20-Jul-1934]
He was unable to play football on Sunday 22 July 1934 owing to an injured knee from the match of the previous week [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Spent a holiday over Christmas 1934 and New Year 1935 at the beach in Dongara[5: 11-Jan-1935]
Competitor in the Boxing Tournament conducted by the TS-Arrino R.S.L. in Three Springs on Saturday 18 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Rifle Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 3-Jul-1936, 12-Mar-1937]
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]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Later sold his Arrino farm and purchased another in Three Springs [P2]
Resided in Three Springs until his death in 1957, which occurred after he fell from the top of a windmill [P2]
Father of Vera, Percy, Harry, Kenneth and Loch [39: 19-Dec-1930]
Died 22 August 1957; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZK, 434) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Hawken Tunbridge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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