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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Clem" Clement Andrew NAIRN

Born 14 November 1907 in Northampton, Western Australia [P495]
Son of "Joe" Charles Joseph NAIRN and Mary Grace ANDREW [P3]
He was a grandson of Carnamah pioneer James NAIRN who established Noolooloo Station in what became the Carnamah district [P3]
It is likely that he received his name of Clement after his aunt Clementina NAIRN [15]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Isseka near Northampton [6] [50]
     His mother died during childbirth on 4 April 1913 and was buried with the child, who also died, in Northampton [39: 15-Apr-1913]
     Student at the Isseka State School in Isseka [P495]
     Won the 50 Yards Boys Handicap and came 2nd in the 75 Yards Boys Handicap at the Our Isseka Day held in 1914 [86: 24-Sep-1914]
Farmhand for his uncle Harold NAIRN on Lakeview Farm in Carnamah / Three Springs in 1928 and 1929 [P3] [4: 10-Nov-1928, 17-Aug-1929]
     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]
     Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
     On leaving his uncle's employment and leaving the Carnamah district he was replaced by his brother Berback G. NAIRN [P3]
     During his time in Carnamah he had been a member of the Carnamah Football Club [4: 3-May-1930]
     In April 1930 was given clearance by North Midlands Football Association to play for the Geraldton Fire Brigade team [4: 3-May-1930]
Married Marie Winifred BEAVER in Geraldton on 16 July 1929 [P495]
     He and his wife were living at McGuire’s Siding on the Toodyay-Clackline Railway in 1937 [50]
     In 1937 he was working as a Labourer and they were living at 77 Augustus Street in Geraldton [50]
Resided in Geraldton until enlisting in the Australian Army in the Perth suburb of Claremont on 27 July 1940 [16]
     Craftsman WX5429 in the AUstralian Army's 24 Company AASC during the Second World War
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 10 December 1945 [16]
Farmer at Oakabella near Northampton from as early as 1954  [50] until 1972 [P495]
In 1972 retired from the farm and moved to 8 Koolama Road, Bluff Point in Geraldton [P495]
He moved from his home to Nazareth House in Bluff Point on 13 November 1986 [P495]
Father of Robert Joseph, Edwin Andrew, Elaine Marie, Keith Francis and Philip Charles [P495]
Died 25 July 1989; memorialised at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clement Andrew Nairn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clement-andrew-nairn [sources]




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