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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Don" Donald BATTERSBY

Born 24 September 1932 [P335]
Son of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
Resided with his parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
He and his sister Rae were baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 3 February 1935 [84]
Educated at the Coorow State School in Coorow, the Geraldton High School in Geraldton, and John Curtin in Fremantle [P335]
After finishing his schooling he returned to Coorow and farmed Wattle Vale Farm with his brother Jack [P335]
Won 1st for Onions and Carrots and 2nd for Swedes exhibited at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
Married Joan Mary CLINCH in Perth in 1957 [66]
Following his marriage he and his wife shifted to the newer house on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
He had P.O. Box 12 at the Coorow Post Office [84]
Left Coorow in about 1978 and shifted to Albany [P335]
Father of Ngaire, Ruth, Linda and Martin [P335]
Died 13 July 2012; ashes interred at the Allambie Park Cemetery in Albany, Western Australia (GNV 2, 8) [45] [359]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Donald Battersby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/donald-battersby [sources]




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