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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Geoff" Geoffrey Griffith JOHN

Born 1909 [15]
Son of Griffith George JOHN and Sarah RICKARDS [54] [P15]
Grew up in Perth and was educated at Hale School in West Perth [P15]
He or his father, of Marchagee, had a Chevrolet truck with licence plate CA-229 from the Carnamah District Road Board in 1927-28 [325]
Farmer of Noalimba Farm in Perenjori 1933-1968 [19] [486]
For a period worked cutting timber for mines on land west of Coorow belonging to his father [P15]
     His father, in partnership with Duncan W. PATERSON, owned 3,855 acres of farmland in Marchagee [3] [61]
     The 3,855 acres consisted of Victoria Locations 3255, 3256, 3257, 3267, 4363 and 5866 [3] [61]
     His father sold 2,311 of the acres (Victoria Location 3257, 3267 and 4363) to Thomas I. READ of Coorow on 1 January 1934 [3]
     The remaining 1,544 acres (Victoria Locations 3255, 3256 and 5866) were leased to William G. BRYANT of Marchagee [3]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1927 and 1933-1935 [5: 9-Jun-1933, 18-May-1934] [10: 19-May-1927]
     He was Captain of the Coorow Football Club in 1933, and both Chairman and Captain in 1935 [5: 8-Sep-1933, 3 & 24-May-1935]
Pallbearer at the funeral of James SIMPSON at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah on 11 July 1935 [1] [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Attended the Coorow Football Club's Wind-up Ball for the 1935 season at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 21 September 1935 [5]
     At the Ball he was presented with the trophy for being the Club's Fairest & Best player for the  1935 season [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Victory Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 24 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Represented the Coorow Cricket Club at meetings of the Carnamah District Cricket Association in 1935-36 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
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 Carnamah District Cricket Association at Country Week Cricket in Perth during February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
In May 1936 purchased Barnett Glass pneumatic tyres for his John Deere tractor from Coorow agent Aeneas CASEY [5: 29-May-1936]
Won the raffle at the Coorow Tennis Club's Dance at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 4 July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Married Marjory Ada MUSGROVE in Perth in 1936 [66]
Described as a very good looking and popular young farmer [P84]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Quinns Rock [2]
Died 1 February 1973; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Geoffrey Griffith John' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/geoffrey-griffith-john [reference list]




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