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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"George" Cyril George AUNGER

Born 2 October 1911 in Cowell, South Australia [55]
Son of Maurice Simon Boucaut AUNGER and Eliza Annie BARKER [55]
Shifted with parents from Wallaroo, South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia C.1928 [0: image 02995]
Initially resided with his parents and cousin Thomas J. BARKER on Mrs Florence G. FRANCIS' farm in Carnamah [P91]
Presumed to have aided his father in share-farming Mrs FRANCIS' farm in Carnamah[--]
Member of the Gimlets Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Resided with his parents and cousin on his father's Oakover Farm in Carnamah 1932 onwards [3] [P46]
Farmer of Oakover Farm in Carnamah [6] [P46]
Member of the Gimlet Hill Tennis Club in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Received a Surprise Party consisting of dancing, bridge and games at his parents' home on the day of his 21st birthday [5: 7-Oct-1932]
     Those present at his 21st birthday were Robert and Ida JAMES, Bill and Isabel SARGENT, Tom and Ruby PERRY, [5]
     Tony and Beatrice BENTLEY, Molly JAMES, Jean SARGENT, Eileen PERRY, Miss BASTIAN, Jack BENTLEY, [5]
     Les WILKENS, Cyril MARTYN, Karl BROOK, Glyn JAMES, Mr P. SPARGES, Reg STANTON and his cousin Tom BARKER [5]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club from 1932-33 to 1936-37 [5: 10-Mar-1933] [56]
     Received trophies for Mixed Doubles and Runner-Up Open Championship Singles for the 1934-35 season [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
He and Miss Eileen R. PERRY motored from Carnamah to Perth on Sunday afternoon 5 April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Annual Social Evening at the Church Hall in Carnamah on Thursaday 14 May 1936 [5]
     The evening included presentation, bridge and table tennis, the latter being won by he and Eileen R. PERRY [5: 22-May-1936]
     He and Miss E. Nellie HELLEWELL received their trophies for winning the Club's Mixed Doubles for the 1935-36 season [5]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
     He and Eileen received congratulations on their engagement including the singing of "For They Are Jolly Good Fellows" [5]
Undertook the Farmers' Winter Course at Muresk Agricultural College in Northam during the winter of 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1936-37 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Travelled from Carnamah to South Australia by truck with a group of other former South Australians in December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
     They departed Carnamah on 16 December 1936 and after travelling overland hoped to be in South Australia by Christmas Day [5]
     Others on the truck, all from Carnamah and Winchester, were "Tony" Edgar H. & Beatrice M. BENTLEY, [5]
     Ida W. BENTLEY, Shirley D. BENTLEY, Mrs I. Gertrude ALLEN, Russell J. BENTLEY, T. Gordon PERRY, [5]
     Mervyn A. PERRY, Eileen R. PERRY, both his parents and his cousins Thomas. J. BARKER and Maxwell J. BARKER [5]
     The 1,835 miles of driving of the Commer truck was shared between him, his father and his cousin Maxwell J. BARKER [5]
     They arrived back in Carnamah on the truck on 15 February 1937 [5: 18-Dec-1936, 19-Feb-1937, 23-Jul-1937]
He and Eileen easily won the Mixed Doubles Championship at the Easter Tennis Tournament in Carnamah in 1937 [5: 2 & 23-Apr-1937]
Married Eileen Ruby PERRY in 1938 [66]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club 1937-1940 and 1947-1950 - was Captain in 1947-48 [89]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1941-1945 [0: images 04054, 04316, 04585]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1941-1971 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club - played for Carnamah Country in 1952 and 1953 [0: images 04695 & 04704]
Helped build the Carnamah Tennis Club's new cement brick and tiled roof clubhouse in the early 1950s [7: page 215]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s [4: 9-Mar-1940] [0: images 02992 & 03773] [118]
Corporal in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 20 June 1947 [96]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1949 [4: 10-Sep-1949]
During the 1959-60 financial year ownership of Oakover Farm changed in rate books from his father to him and his wife Eileen [3]
The farm was 4068 acres in size and consisted of Lots M1613 and M1644 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Oakover Farm was situated approximately 16 kilometres along the Caron Road, on both the north and south sides [62]
In partnership with his father he was also the owner of a farm in Marchagee [3]
Telephone number Carnamah 23-U in 1960 and telephone number Carnamah East 228 from 1961 to 1969 [60]
He and his wife were made Life Members of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1969[7: page 219]
Later resided at 61 Milverton Avenue in the Perth suburb of Karrinyup, where he died from high blood pressure at the age of 74 [1] [90]
Father of Jeanette and Mervyn [P4]
Died 16 September 1986 at his home in Karrinyup; ashes interred at Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah (Niche Wall) [1] [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cyril George Aunger' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 July 2024 from [reference list]

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