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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frank Edward BROADHURST

Born 22 February 1901 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Florance Constance BROADHURST and Harriet HESLOP [15]
Spent his childhood with his parents in Geraldton and Perth [P146]
In 1905 was living with his parents on the Esplanade in the Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove [6]
Educated at Christ Church Junior High School and at Guildford Grammar School [P146]
His father passed away at the age of 47 years two days before his eight birthday on 19 February 1919 [2]
He worked as a Jackeroo on Barnong Station in Yalgoo [P146] and as a Station-hand on Wagarno Station in Mount Magnet [50]
Married Gertrude RODEN in Perth in 1927 [66]
Sheep Manager of Grassmere Park in Coomberdale 1927-1931 [19] [50]
Farmer in Moora and Narrogin before working as overseer of Yatheroo Station in Dandaragan [P146]
In 1936 purchased the Elder Smith & Co Ltd agency in Carnamah from the Estate of the Late William B. SHERIDAN [P146]
Also purchased William B. SHERIDAN's agency premises at 16 Macpherson Street, Carnamah (Lot 68 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
Himself and his wife arrived in Carnamah on Tuesday 3 March 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Commission Agent at 16 Macpherson Street in Carnamah 1936-1938 [6] [60]
Telephone number Carnamah-34 from 1936 to 1945 and had PO Box 58 at the Carnamah Post Office [13] [60]
Agent in Carnamah for Elder Smith & Company Limited and for Chevrolet cars in 1936 [5: 24-Apr-1936, 22-May-1936] [P146]
From 1937 to 1939 was agent for Elder Smith & Co Ltd, Chrysler and Plymouth cars, Fargo trucks and utilities, [150]
      and J. A. Hempill and Sons; was the local agent for Marchagee, Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs and Arrino [150] [13]
A demonstration showing the advantages of using ethyl fuels was held at his garage in Carnamah in April 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Agent for Palatine Insurance Co in 1937 (but not in 1939); agent for Commercial Union Assurance Co in 1939 [13]
Resided with his wife and their daughters in a residence at the back of his business premises at 16 Macpherson Street 1936-1945 [P146]
In 1938 or 1939 his agency business became a branch of Elder Smith & Co and at such time he was appointed its manager [P146]
Manager of Elder Smith & Co Ltd at 16 Macpherson Street, Carnamah C.1938 to 1945[P146] [0: image 03057]
His agency business and later Elder Smith & Co Ltd branch was telephone number Carnamah-34 [60]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Thursday 30 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the local meeting on 6 May 1936 at which the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association was formed [5: 8 & 22-May-1936]
As the local Elder Smith & Co Ltd agent he was a member of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in 1936 [5]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [4: 29-Aug-1936, 14-May-1937]
Travelled to Perth on 13 August and returned to Carnamah in a new Chevrolet six coupe car on 15 August 1936 [5: 14 & 21-Aug-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the public meeting about the creation of stockyards in Carnamah on Saturday evening 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1936-1941 [5: 12-Jun-1936] [13]
     Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1938, 1940, 1941 and 1944 [13] [58]
     Steward of the Sheep section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1937 and 1938 [5: 28-May-1937] [13]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     Himself and three others from the Club travelled to Geraldton on 26 November 1936 to inspect potential new courts [5: 27-Nov-1936]
     He was one of six locals who covered the cost of enclosing the Club's four new courts at Centenary Park in Carnamah [5: 5-Feb-1937]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Conducted a Surplus Clearing Sale for James K. FORRESTER at Dunester Farm in Carnamah on 4 March 1937 [5: 26-Feb-1937]
Travelled to Perth by car accompanied by Three Springs farmer Colin C. C. SMITH on Wednesday 10 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Conducted a Surplus Clearing Sale for William A. T. SARGENT at Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah on 18 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Member of the North Midlands Registered Stud Stockbreeders Association in 1937[5: 28-May-1937]
In August 1937 donated a rainwater tank to the Carnamah Tennis Club for the their shed and courts at Centenary Park [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club 1938-1945 - played for Carnamah Reds in 1938[0: images 03773 & 04318]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1941 [0: image 04007]
Member of the Bowling Club that played at H. H. CHAPPEL's Marathon Farm in Winchester in 1941 [4: 29-Mar-1941]
Steward of the Sheep section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 11 September 1941 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1942 [0: image 04085]
Corporal in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Regularly played bridge with Jim & Vinnie FORRESTER, Arnold & Gar BIERMANN and Charlie & Winnie ROBERTSON [P146]
In 1945 called tenders for the removal of the old Elders buildings at 1 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [0: image 04349]
Left Carnamah in June 1945 after obtaining a transfer with Elder Smith & Co to Carnarvon WA [0: image 04335]
Employee of Elder Smith & Co in Carnarvon WA 1945-1953; transferred to the Stock Department of Elders in Perth in 1953 [P146]
Retained ownership of his premises at 16 Macpherson Street, Carnamah which he leased to Elders until selling it to them in 1948 [3]
Retired from employment with Elder Smith & Co in 1963 [P146]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kalamunda [2]
Father Gwyneth, Jean and Peta [P146]
Died 1 July 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn 5, Niche Wall, W7, 60) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Edward Broadhurst' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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