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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ted" Edward James BURGE

Born 26 December 1903 in London, England [16]
Departed London, England on the steamship Ormonde and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 October 1922 [70]
Farmhand in Winchester and later a farmhand for John Bowman on The Home Farm in Carnamah 1923-1927 [19] [P40]
His horse Wassdale Boy ran at the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Race Meeting in Carnamah on 10 April 1924 [10: 3 & 17-Apr-1924]
Wassdale Boy ran again in the Second Hack Race at the Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on 25 September 1924 [86: 27-Sep-1924]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as a "Sheik" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Left Carnamah and shifted to Three Springs, where he initially worked as a share-farmer [19]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1927 [4: 7-May-1927]
Donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928 [124]
Part of the admirable orchestra at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show Ball on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Following the Arrino Race Club's race meeting attended the evening Ball in the Arrino Hall on Thursday 4 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Part of the orchestra that provided the music at the Ball that followed the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
He was among those from Three Springs who attended the Perth Royal Show in October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Tractor Driver in Marchagee in 1931, but obviously then returned to Three Springs [50]
Played the drums at the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Married "Nora" Honora Mary THOMAS in Perth on 1 June 1933 [P40]
His wife attended the Anglican Church Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 20 July 1933 in a dress of white crinkly crepe [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Truck Driver for the Three Springs Road Board in 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
     The Three Springs Road Board made mention of his great mechanical ability as their truck driver [5: 18-Aug-1933]
     Foreman of the Three Springs Road Board's gang in Three Springs 1933-1945 [5: 1-Nov-1935] [6] [19]
     In September 1935 he was absent from his duties due to being seriously ill and a patient at the local hospital [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Edward James DUFFY on 1 June 1935 at the Three Springs Cemetery [4: 8-Jun-1935]
At his request the Three Springs Road Board granted him holidays during December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the demonstration of the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor on James K. HEBITON's farm on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Helped cart 80 trucks loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs on 14 and 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the reception in Three Springs to Charles G. LATHAM, Leader of the Opposition in WA, on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Attended the Official Opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs on Friday afternoon 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
     In a parade of vehicles to the opening he drove the Road Board's truck which had been realistically decorated as a dragon [5]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Resided in Three Springs until at least 1942, when he enlisted in the local Volunteer Defence Corps [16]
Casket-bearer at the funeral of ex-Arrino farmer Henry Charles STACEY at the Dongara Cemetery on 28 April 1945 [4: 6-Jan-1945]
In 1957 he was working in Three Springs as a Carrier, and from 1958 to 1965 was the local Health & Traffic Inspector [60]
His home in Carter Street, Three Springs was telephone number 284 [60]
Left Three Springs in the 1970s [P40]
Resided of late at the Little Sisters of the Poor in the Perth suburb of Glendalough [2] [P40]
Father of Joan, Rosemary, Ruth, Irene, Denis, Clare, Mary and Anne [P40]
Died 24 November 1982; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 8, 803) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward James Burge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/edward-james-burge [sources]




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