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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Bruce Gibson GREEN

Born 10 December 1925 in Perth, Western Australia [P133]
Son of Jasper William GREEN and Nellie GIBSON [P133]
Spent his childhood in Perth however spent some of his school holidays on his father's Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah [P133]
Along with his parents and sister spent the May 1937 school holidays in Carnamah[5: 14-May-1937]
Won the 11 Years Boys Running Race at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Educated in Perth at schools in North Cottesloe and Swanbourne and at Hale School in Wembley Downs [P133]
Attended the University of Western Australia, graduating with Honours in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) [P133]
After university he worked for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (C.S.I.R.O.) [P133]
Farmer of Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah from C.1948 to 1981 [P133]
Member of the Carnamah Men's Hockey Club in 1951 [7: page 202]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 16 March 1951 - was Worshipful Master in 1964 [96] [153]
Committee Member 1952-1960 and Financial Member 1952-1971 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Vice President in 1952, President in 1954 and Vice President and Captain in 1955 of the Carnamah Tennis Club [0: images 04678, 04759, 04787]
Helped build the Carnamah Tennis Club's new cement brick and tiled roof clubhouse in the early 1950s [7: page 215]
Won the trophy for gaining the most points in the British Breeds portion of the sheep section at the 1954 Carnamah Show [0: image 04749]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1956 [4: 3-Aug-1956]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Farmers' Union of WA - was Secretary in 1956 and 1957 [4: 5-Apr-1957]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Pasture Improvement Group in 1957 [4: 5-Apr-1957]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association [P133]
Helped run the Carnamah Tennis Club's Junior Tennis [7: page 219]
Farmed Bushy Park in partnership with his father as "J. W. Green & Son" until 1967 [60] [P133]
In 1967 his wife bought out his father's share in the farm; farmed the farm in partnership with his wife 1967 onwards [P133]
Telephone number Carnamah-36U until 1968 and then telephone number Carnamah-2 from 1969 onwards [60]
Officer in Charge of Sector 1 of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1973 and 1974[100]
Along with his wife left Carnamah in 1981 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [P133]
While living at Cottesloe they ran a property in Bindoon from 1981 to 1992 [P133]
He was made a Life Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1982 [7: page 219]
Resided in Cottesloe until his death in 2003 [2]
Husband of Betty [P133]
Father of David [P176]
Died 29 July 2003; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [90]
Ashes interred into the Niche Wall at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah on 27 December 2003 [90]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bruce Gibson Green' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/bruce-gibson-green [reference list]




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