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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Francis William VEAL

Born 19 December 1906 [41]
Entered into service with the Western Australian Education Department on 12 June 1929 [41]
    He passed the Teachers' College Entrance Examination and did a one year College course [41]
    Passed the C Certificate in 1930 and the Education Department's B Certificate in 1931 [41]
    He was the Head Teacher of the state school on Group Settlement 126 in Catterick in 1931 and 1932 [41]
     Head Teacher of the state schools ins Norring in 1933 and at Duranillan 1933-1935 [41]
Head Teacher of the Coorow State School in Coorow in 1936 and 1937 [73]
     In 1936 received an annual salary of £300/16/- and in 1937 received £310 [73]
     His only assistance in running the Coorow State School was Olive W. KAU, who was the school's Sewing Mistress [73]
     Member of the Coorow Cricket Club for the second half of the 1935-36 season and in 1936-37 [5: 6-Mar-1936, 26-Feb-1937]
     Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
     Played for the victorious Single Men in a cricket match against Married Men in Coorow on 6 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
     Played for the victorious Single Men in a cricket match against Married Men in Coorow on Sunday 11 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
     Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1937 [5: 11 & 25-Jun-1937]
After his time at Coorow he was appointed to teach at Carmarthen near Denmark in southern Western Australia [41]
     He was driving a small sedan when at a bend near Bannister his car and a truck collided on 6 May 1938 [225: 7-May-1938]
     When the ambulance arrived he was found to be deceased and his car was completely wrecked [225: 7-May-1938]
     Two teachers travelling with him with taken to hospital in Williams but had minor injuries and were discharged the next day [225]
     The driver of the truck driver and his passenger were unharmed [225: 7-May-1938]
Died on 6 May 1938; buried at Williams Cemetery in Williams, Western Australia [41] [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis William Veal' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/francis-veal [reference list]




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