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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Caleb John QUARTERMAINE

Born 20 June 1902 in Katanning, Western Australia [15] [16]
Son of Henry John QUARTERMAINE and Emma Lydia Matilda WILHELM [15]
In 1925 he was a Police Constable and was living at the Police Barracks in Perth [50]
At one time he was the Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of Western Australia [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Travelling Representative for H. V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd [5: 28-Feb-1936, 4-Sep-1936] [P283]
In 1936 he was living at 110 Fitzgerald Street in Geraldton [50]
He regularly stayed at the Carnamah Hotel during visits to and when passing through Carnamah [P283]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Donated £1/1/- to the Benefit Fund to assist Miss Dorothy DIAL of Three Springs who had been injured in a car accident [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Winner of the Weight Guessing Competition at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Competitor at the Carnamah Golf Club's Open Championship over 36 holes in Carnamah on Sunday 29 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
With agent Oswald S. SOWERBY conducted a 18-tyne Sunduke scarifier demo in Three Springs on 22 February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Came upon a car crash two miles south of Coorow on Friday evening 3 April 1936[5: 10-Apr-1936]
     Mr & Mrs DAVIES of the Gillalia Pastoral Company in Ashburton Downes had crashed their Marmon 8 car into a salmon gum tree [5]
     He returned to Coorow for assistance, and Mrs Freda C. JAMES of the Coorow Hotel attended to Mrs DAVIES' injuries [5]
Competed in the Boxing Tournament held in Three Springs on Saturday 18 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Attended the Opening Day of the Coorow Golf Club for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor demonstration at Inverbeg Farm in Three Springs on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the Official Opening of the Three Springs Golf Club's new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Competed in and won the main bout of the Boxing Tournament before a full house in Carnamah on Saturday 28 August 1937 [5]
     He was declared the winner during the third two-minute round against Mervyn J. C. KLOPPER of Three Springs [5: 3-Sep-1937]
     Donated his prize money back, which went to the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in aid of the Anglican Church [5]
During the Second World War he and other travellers all travelled together in one car due to petrol restrictions [P283]
Later enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force, serving as Pilot Officer 297482 until his discharge on 23 July 1947 [16]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Caleb John Quartermaine' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/caleb-john-quartermaine [reference list]




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