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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Doug" Douglas Sherlock GOOCH

Born 25 May 1879 in Coonalpyn, South Australia [55]
Son of Douglas GOOCH and Mary LOUDEN [55]
Married Annie HENDER on 24 May 1905 at the Methodist Church in Cookes Plains, South Australia [55]
Through George J. GOOCH of Gingin he donated £1 to the Children's Hospital in Perth in November 1908 [39: 7-Nov-1908]
Stockman in Mingenew in 1913 [50]
In 1913 obtained in partnership with his brothers James and Malcolm the propertyEneabba Springs in what became Eneabba [8: page 44]
Grazier of Eneabba Springs in Eneabba via Arrino / Three Springs 1913-1929 [8: page 44] [19] [50]
Appears in Wise's postal directory with an address of Arrino 1914-1933 and of Three Springs 1927-1932 [6]
Attended and gave recitations at the Concert held at the railway goods shed in Arrino on Friday 11 September 1914 [10: 18-Sep-1914]
In January 1915 his water supply on his farm was a dam, which at that time was empty after the 1914 drought [10: 22-Jan-1915]
Starter of the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Thursday 6 March 1919 [10: 31-Jan-1919, 21-Mar-1919]
Donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1919 and again in 1920 [124]
Won the Throwing at the Wicket at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 25 September 1919 [10: 3-Oct-1919]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Race Club 1919-1929 [9: 14-Mar-1919] [4: 23-Feb-1929]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1922 [124]
Winner of the Throwing at the Wicket at the Three Springs Day held on Thursday 28 September 1922 [9: 20-Oct-1922]
Starter at the Picnic Race Meetings held in Three Springs to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in 1923, 1924 and 1928 [124]
Came 2nd in the Swerving Race on Horseback at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in Carnamah on 13 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Starter of the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on Thursday 27 September 1928 [4: 6-Oct-1928]
On Saturday 23 March 1929 guided a group of Three Springs residents in a truck and two cars to the coast [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Starter of the sports at the Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations in Three Springs on 18 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Starter of the races at the Three Springs Race Club's Annual Races held on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Centenary and Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 5 September 1929 and was the "Best Dressed Gent" [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Father of Helen Mary and James Hender [55]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Douglas Sherlock Gooch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/douglas-sherlock-gooch [reference list]




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