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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Fred" Frederick Rainforth BEBBINGTON

Born 21 August 1902 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England [P298]
Son of Levi BEBBINGTON and Emily BOWER [P298]
His father departed London, England on the steamship Oruba and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 9 May 1907 [70]
Six months later he, his mother, his brothers William and Harry, and sister Olive departed London, England on the Ortona [203]
They arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Ortona on 21 November 1907 [70]
Settled with his parents in Collie, where his father worked as a Labourer and Miner [P298]
Educated at the Collie State School after which he worked at the General Store in Collie [P298]
After leaving Collie shifted to Perth where he purchased a truck and secured a contract to transport goods up to the north west [P298]
Settled in Carnarvon, where he married Thelma Pearl CHOPIN on 19 November 1928[P298]
After their marriage they shifted to Mullewa where he was the contractor for the mail run from Mullewa to Dairy Creek [P298]
Once he had fulfilled the mail contract they shifted to Perth before buying the lease for the Kukerin Hotel in Kukerin [P298]
Remained in Kukerin for a short time and then purchased the lease for a newsagency in the Perth suburb of Maylands [P298]
In 1939 they left Perth and shifted to Dongara after purchasing the lease for the Dongara Hotel, which they ran until 1945 [P298]
Himself and his wife were Manager and Manageress of the Mingenew Hotel in Mingenew in 1946 and 1947 [P298]
Member of the Mingenew District Agricultural Society - was Vice President in 1946 [261]
Along with his wife and their two sons shifted to Carnamah in 1948 after purchasing the lease for the Carnamah Hotel [P298]
Publican and Licensee of the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from 1948 until his retirement in 1962 [P298]
     Resided with his wife and two sons in an upstairs portion of the hotel consisting of two rooms and a verandah [P298]
     They had their meals in the staff dining room at the hotel[P298]
     During his time as Licensee of the Carnamah Hotel he installed new bathroom facilities [P298]
Advertised the hotel in the Show Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1949 [13]
     "Everything of the Very Best at the Carnamah Hotel (The Popular House of the North Midlands)" [13]
     "Swan Bear always on tap! Served under the most up-to-date hygienic conditions" [13]
     "In the Bars and in the House : Comfort, Service and Civility" [13]
     "Dining Room and House under the personal supervision of Mrs. Bebbington" [13]
     "Fred Bebbington is the Licensee (Formerly of Dongara and Mingenew)   No. 3 -- Telephone -- No. 3" [13]
Himself and his wife contributed financially to most local organisations and sporting bodies [P298]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1948-1958 [13]
Committee Member in 1949 and Vice Patron 1949-1955 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [58]
Vice Patron of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1951 [4: 21-Apr-1951]
Vice Patron of the Carnamah Football Club in 1951 [0: image 04607]
Patron of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1952-1954 [75]
In 1955 was the owner of a white truck with licence plate CA-21 [22]
Left Carnamah upon his retirement in 1962 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Innaloo [P298]
Resided at 351 Scarborough Beach Road in the Perth suburb of Innaloo from 1962 until his death at the age of 83 years in 1986 [P298]
Father of Ivan and Keith [P298]
Died 24 January 1986; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (VC Section, Niche Wall, W8, 7) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Rainforth Bebbington' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-rainforth-bebbington [sources]




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