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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ted" Edward HELLEWELL

Born 9 November 1876 in Wombwell, Yorkshire, England [P24]
Son of gamekeeper Sam HELLEWELL and Mary Ann JACKSON [P24]
     He was one of at least ten children with siblings Emma, Clara, Elizabeth, Frank, Annie, Herbert, Ethel, Bertha and Nellie [20]
     Resided with his parents in South Kirby, Yorkshire, England - in 1891 their family was occupying two houses [20]
     In 1901 he was working as a Groom and boarding with a family at 17 Cleveland Mews in Paddington, London, England [20]
     Later worked in England as a Coachman and Railway Employee[P24]
Married Emily Louisa PROBERT on 25 January 1905 in Warwickshire, England [P24]
     Along with his wife and two children departed London, England on the steamship Australind on 25 March 1911 [203]
     They arrived on the steamship Australind in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 May 1911 [70]
Resided in Moora, Western Australia from 1911 until 1927 [P24]
     They first resided at the Commercial Hotel in Moora [50]
     Mainly worked as a labourer in Moora - at times for the Midland Railway Company [P24]
     Listed as a Labourer in Moora until 1921 and then as a Marine Dealer from 1922 [50]
     In 1916 he nominated but was rejected to serve with the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) during the First World War [10: 30-Jun-1916]
     Member of the Moora Rifle Club in 1917 [9: 4-May-1917]
     Served on the Jury at the inquest into the death of Michael MCMAHON at the Court House in Moora on 2 January 1918 [10: 4-Jan-1918]
     Honorary Secretary of the Wanderers Football Club in Moora in 1919 [10: 9-May-1919]
     By February 1920 he had recently become a Bottle-O - a collector and buyer of used bottles [10: 6 & 13-Feb-1920]
          "...pay best prices for Bottles of all shapes and sizes, and will call and collect them - Look out for his visit - Have them ready" [10]
          A month later, in early March 1920, he was advertising himself as a General Marine Dealer and buyer of bottles in Moora [9]
          "Bottles in Quantity Bought" "Best Prices given for Bottles of all kinds and sizes. Cart will call and collect" [9: 5-Mar-1920]
     In 1921 was the proprietor of a store or shop in Moora that sold fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables [9]
          His shop in Moora was situated next to the Moora Hotel, and he also delivered goods by cart [9: 8-Jul-1921]
     Donated 2/- to the Moora Football Association to go towards their representative team at Country Week in 1922 [9: 1-Sep-1922]
     Donated 2/6 to the Fund in aid of recently widowed Mrs HOLMES and her five children of Barberton in May 1923 [10: 25-May-1923]
     In May 1925 his wife and three younger children left Moora and shifted to the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [9: 22-May-1925]
He continued to reside in Moora until May 1927 when he left and moved to Carnamah [4: 7-May-1927]
Shifted to Carnamah after being contracted by the Carnamah District Road Board as their Sanitary & Rubbish Contractor [4: 7-May-1927]
     The Carnamah District Road Board appointed him caretaker of the Carnamah Hall on 17 May 1927 [4: 28-May-1927]
     On 20 June 1927 he dug the first grave at the new Winchester Cemetery, for the late Mrs Rachel A. LAWSON [4: 25-Jun-1927]
     It was reported in July 1927 that Carnamah was "being well cleaned up by the sanitary contractor Mr E. Hellewell" [9: 8-Jul-1927]
     He was appointed Travelling Inspector of Traffic of the Carnamah District Road Board in November 1927 [9: 25-Nov-1927]
     Received a salary of 15/- per day in addition to overhead expenses for fulfilling the duties of Travelling Traffic Inspector [9]
     It was reported that his intention to enforce speed regulations caused "much consternation among local speed kings"  [4: 10-Dec-1927]
     Labourer in Carnamah 1930-1941 [6] for the Carnamah District Road Board [P24]
     Continued working as Sanitary Contractor, Rubbish Collector and Hall Caretaker in the 1930s [P4] [5: 20-Aug-1937]
     In 1933-34 the Road Board paid him for office cleaning, traffic duties, and for collecting dog licences and vermin scalps [300: p. 5, 16]
His wife, who had been living in South Perth, joined him in Carnamah in August 1927 [4: 6-Aug-1927]
     Initially they resided in a house at 24 Boojerabba Street in Carnamah, which was rented from James T. CLINCH [3] [P99]
     In July 1935 obtained Carnamah District Road Board permission to have a house from Moora re-erected in Carnamah [5: 12-Jul-1935]
     Employed the services of Moora builder MCLAREN who rebuilt the house at 2 Caron Street, Carnamah in August 1935 [3] [5]
     Himself and his wife resided at 2 Caron Street in Carnamah from 1935 to 1944 [3] [5: 30-Aug-1935] [6]
Along with his wife oversaw the catering of the supper at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 13 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
He ran about stopping men smoking at Carnamah balls so the dancing could be enjoyed without a blanket of smoke [4: 25-Jun-1927]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son from 1927 to 1942 [53]
On 25 May 1928 travelled to Perth by train to visit his wife who was at Saint John of God Hospital in Subiaco [4: 26-May-1928]
Helped organise and attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 11-Oct-1930]
In 1932 he was also employed by Robert MACKIE as the caretaker of MACKIE's shops and houses in Carnamah [4: 24-Sep-1932]
Among those who made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Doorman at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 18 August 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Competitor in John A. KENNY's Billiard Tournament conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933]
Committee Member in 1933 and Vestryman in 1938 of the Carnamah Anglican Church[0: images 03324, 03993] [5: 9-Jun-1933]
In 1934 he was the distributor for Carnamah for the Carnamah District Road Board's rabbit poison [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
Purchased a new horse from local farmer Louis JOHANSEN after his horse died from a snakebite on 4 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Donated a load of mallee roots for the Carnamah C.W.A. to raffle at the Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 11 May 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Plans and specifications for the Anglican Church building could be inspected at his home in Carnamah in November 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
In November 1935 advised the Road Board that the public well at the end of Robertson Street was running low on water [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Non-playing member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Social Committee Member and Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1936[5: 17-Apr-1936]
     Himself and local farmer Harold F. DUNNING collected subscriptions for the Carnamah Football Club in 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
     Donated a trophy for the Badminton Club's 1936 Handicap Singles Tournament, which was won by Iris R. WYLIE [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
In December 1936 he purchased by tender an old tank from the Carnamah District Road Board [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Gatekeeper at the North Midlands Football Association 1937 semi-final between Three Springs and Coorow in Carnamah [5: 27-Aug-1937]
     The game didn't start until 4 p.m. when an umpire was found and 17 minutes in was abandoned when the oval flooded [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Honorary Assistant to the Carnamah Repertory Club [7: page 162]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1940 and 1941[13]
Continued working as the local Sanitary Contractor until selling the contract to Wilfred E. ATKINSON [P241]
Said to have never been seen without his hat on, whether inside or out, sunny or raining [7: page 162]
In July 1943 very kindly donated two tables to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association [0: image 04232]
Left Carnamah in early 1944 and moved to Bishopsgate Street in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [P24]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Carlisle until his death in 1945 [2]
Father of Leslie, Ethel, Herbert and Nellie [P24]
Died 30 May 1945 in Perth; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, HA, 27) [2] [P24]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 1 June 1945:
Obituary - Late Mr. E. Hellewell
It was with a feeling of profound regret that residents of the Carnamah districts learned on Wednesday that Mr. E. Hellewell had passed away in Perth. The deceased gentleman was, until a few years ago, a resident of the Carnamah District, and during his sojourn among us he endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. "Pop," as he was affectionately termed by all and sundry, was a familiar figure at any district gathering, and in a quiet unobtrusive way, he was always willing to do his bit to help along any district activity. Some two years or so ago, failing health brought about his retirement from active employment, and since then he had resided in the Victoria Park district. Every sympathy is felt for his widow and family of two sons and two daughters."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward Hellewell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edward-hellewell [sources]




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