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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frank Edmund BRADLEY

Born 4 August 1912 in Armadale, Western Australia [16] [90]
Son of John BRADLEY and Annie BROWN [P341]
After leaving school he worked on his father's Hillview Farm in Winchester [P341]
Farmhand in Winchester 1929-1939 [4] [19]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Winchester School Hall on Saturday 31 August 1929 [4: 7-Sep-1929]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1932-33 to 1936-37 - was Vice Captain in 1933-34 [4: 18-Mar-1933] [5: 16-Mar-1934, 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
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 Coorow Football Club in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 31-May-1935, 22-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
During early October 1935 he was reported to have been holidaying in Perth [5: 4-Oct-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 combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
He was among those from Billeroo, East Winchester who spent a few weeks in early 1937 holidaying at the coast at Cliff Head [5]
     Others included A. Charles NINEHAM, Herbert E. NINEHAM, C. Darby O'GRADY and H. Harold S. FOWLER [5: 12-Mar-1937]
With James W. ATKINSON won the Men's Handicap Doubles of the Winchester Tennis Club's Tournament in 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Married Elsie Myrtle FOWLER on 25 March 1939 at Saint Mary's Anglican Church in South Perth [5: 21-Apr-1939]
     At their wedding his best man was Coorow farmer John S. READ and his groomsman was Elsie's brother Edgar W. FOWLER [5]
     Himself and his wife resided in the original homestead on Hillview Farm in Winchester [P341]
Following their father's death later in 1939 he and his brother Eric inherited his Winchester farm and two townsite blocks [3] [61]
     Their father's Hillview Farm was 2,008 acres in size and consisted of Lots M1419 and M1629 of Victoria Location 2023 [3] [61]
     The townsite blocks were the adjacent quarter acre Lots 16 and 17 of the Winchester townsite [3]
Farmer of Hillview Farm in Winchester in partnership with his brother Eric as "Bradley Bros" 1940-1961 [3] [6] [60]
     They had the telephone connected to their property in 1943 - were telephone number Carnamah-12C [60]
     They remained telephone number Carnamah-12C until 1960 and were then telephone number Carnamah East 227 until 1974 [60]
     Upon the dissolution of their partnership he carried on with the farm and his brother Eric purchased the Coorow Hotel [P341]
     From 1962 until 1974 rate books of the Carnamah District Road Board list the property solely in his name [3]
He was the best man at the wedding of Edgar W. FOWLER and Dorcas L. COLE on 23 February 1940 [0: image 03056]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 June 1942 [16]
     Corporal WX28187 in the Australian Army's 114 General Transport Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 15 November 1945 [16]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1950-1958 [4: 9-Dec-1950, 21-Mar-1958]
Represented the Winchester Tennis Club at meetings of the Coorow Tennis Association in 1950-51 [4: 14-Apr-1951]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 16 November 1951[96]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club 1951-1958 - was Secretary in 1951 [4: 7-Apr-1951, 11-Jul-1958]
In December 1974 sold his farm in Winchester to William H., Katherine A., Stanley W. and Murray H. WALLACE [3]
Resided in retirement at 27 Bristol Street on the corner of Bristol and Central Streets in the Coorow townsite 1977-1996 [1] [19]
Himself and "Fred" Frederick C. H. CROFT were bowling green caretakers for the Coorow Bowling Club [P341]
Passed away from cancer at the age of 83 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1] [90]
Died 3 June 1996 in Three Springs; ashes interred in the Niche Wall at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Edmund Bradley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frank-edmund-bradley [sources]




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