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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 19 March 1911 in Cottesloe, Western Australia [16]
Son of John BRADLEY and Annie BROWN [P341]
Farmhand on his father's Hillview Farm in Winchester 1929-1939 [4] [19]
Married "Bess" Norma Bessie REYMOND on 14 October 1936 at the Wesley Church in Perth [P341]
He and his wife resided in a new house on Hillview Farm, while his parents and brother lived in the original homestead [P341]
Following their father's death in 1939, he and his brother Frank became the joint freehold owners of Hillview Farm [3] [61]
     The farm was 2,008 acres in size and consisted of Lots M1419 and M1629 of Victoria Location 2023 [61] [3]
Farmer of Hillview Farm in Winchester in partnership with his brother Frank as "Bradley Bros" 1940-1961 [3] [6]
     They had the telephone connected to their property in 1943 - were telephone number Carnamah-12C [60]
     Remained telephone number Carnamah-12C until 1960 and were then telephone number Carnamah East 227 in 1961 [60]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held in Winchester on 31 August 1929 and the 14 September 1929 [4: 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Member of the Coorow Football Club 1929-1946 [4: 24-May-1929] [5: 3-May-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 3-May-1946]
     Vice Captain in 1935, Captain in 1936 and Committee Member 1935-1937 and in 1946 [4] [5: 24-May-1935, 22-May-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
     Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association in 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
     He was Coorow's representative on the North Midlands Football Association in 1946 [5: 17-May-1946]
     Played for the North Midlands Football Association against Moora & Districts on 29 September 1946 [5: 27-Sep-1946]
     In 1946 he won the Greenwood Trophy for being the club's Most Unselfish Player [5: 11-Oct-1946]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1932-33 and 1939-1951 [4: 18-Mar-1933 & 7-Apr-1951] [0: images 03885, 04047 & 04316]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club from 1934-35 to 1938-39 - was Captain in 1935-36 [5: 23-Nov-1934, 8-Nov-1935, 6-Jan-1939]
After spending three weeks in Perth he returned to Winchester in late January 1935 [5: 1-Feb-1935]
Committee Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Represented the Carnamah District Cricket Association in a match against the North Midlands on 1 December 1935 [5: 22 & 29-Nov-1935]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Played for the defeated "The Rest" in a cricket match against Carnamah in Coorow on Sunday 22 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
Himself and fellow Winchester farmer George A. RAFFAN were tendered a bucks party on Wednesday evening 7 October 1936 [5]
     The party was hosted by Harry EDWARDS in Coorow and concluded at 1 a.m. with the singing of Auld Lang Syne [5]
     Among those at the party were William J. GAUNT, E. E. Robert WOODHOUSE, Alan S. HEALES, Hector T. A. JAMES, [5]
     Fred BINGHAM, W. George MULLIGAN, Samuel R. TOMKINS, Augustus F. L. CROFT and Thomas S. STAYT [5: 16-Oct-1936]
He and George A. RAFFAN received presentations during afternoon tea at cricket in Winchester on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5]
     Their presentations, as newlyweds, was as a mark of esteem for their staunch services to the Winchester Cricket Club [5]
     During afternoon tea he also received a presentation from the Coorow Football Club [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the meeting in Coorow to discuss constructing a road from Coorow to the coast on 11 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
      Foundation Member of the Coorow Coast Road Finance Committee in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
While driving his truck in Winchester on 16 August 1939 he witnessed Bill LAWSON's truck leave the road and overturn three times [86]
     On witnessing the accident he turned sharply to the left which unfortunately locked his truck's wheels and it too overturned [86]
     Fortunately his truck only overturned once and landed on its canopy, making his injuries minor and it easy for him to get free [86]
     He went to Bill's aid and freed him, after which he was conveyed to the hospital in Three Springs with a spinal injury [86: 17-Aug-1939]
Member of the Billeroo Bush Fire Brigade in 1939 [0: image 03024]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club from 1939-40 to 1943-44 [4: 9-Mar-1940] [5: 17-Mar-1944]
Member of the Carnamah Volunteer Defence Corps in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04014]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1940, 1941 and 1946 [13]
Private in the local Australian Army Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Member of Coorow Golf Club 1947-1958 [4: 7-Apr-1951 & 11-Jul-1958] [5: 25-Jul-1947]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club 1949-1953 [0: images 04519 & 04704]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 20 October 1950 [96]
He applied to the Licensing Court for the Irwin District for the Publican’s Licence for the Coorow Hotel in 1954 [39: 10-Nov-1954]
Publican of the Coorow Hotel in Main Street, Coorow 1960-1962 [3]
     Left Hillview Farm in Winchester after purchasing the Coorow Hotel in Main Street, Coorow [P341]
     From 1962 rate books of the Carnamah District Road Board list the farm in Winchester solely in his brother Frank's name [3]
Garage Proprietor in Poynton Parade, Coorow 1963-1969 [60]
     Purchased the mechanical garage on Poynton Parade in the Coorow townsite from Arnold G. C. HIRST [60]
     His garage in Coorow was telephone number Coorow-46 [60]
Resided in Bristol Street, Coorow and was telephone number 521132 for at least the years 1970-1974 [60]
Gardener of the Coorow Primary School in Coorow commencing on 11 February 1974[215]
     Injured his hand removing a soaker hose at the school on 8 April 1974 and on doctor's orders was off work until 10 June 1974 [215]
Managed the Leeman Sports Club in Leeman before retiring to Cervantes [P341]
Resided in retirement at Lot 284 Drummond Circus in Cervantes from as early as 1986 until his death in 1989 [2] [19]
Father of Janice and John [P341]
Died 30 September 1989; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (HC Section, Rose Memorial, AA, 17) [2]

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

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