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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Charlie" George Charles SHARP

Born 24 June 1925 in Moora, Western Australia [16]
Son of George SHARP and Agnes Scott LAWSON [P4]
After being in ill health for considerable time his father passed away three weeks after his birth [P133]
Resided with his mother and sister Agnes on Yarrow Farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah [P133]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as a "Pineapple" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Also attended the 1929 Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball, dressed as a "Gun Man" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 dressed as a "Cowboy" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Won 2nd prize for Weaving in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show held at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 received a 2nd prize for Writing [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1935 and 1936 [5: 5-Jul-1935] [7: page 87] [97]
Won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
     Won the 10 years Boys Running Race, and came 3rd in the 10 and 11 years Boys Egg & Spoon Race [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Won 2nd prizes for Writing, Pencil Drawing and Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     1st in the 11 Years Boys Running Race, 2nd in the 11 & 12 Years Hop Step & Jump, and 3rd in the 10 & 11 Years Sack Race [5]
     Together himself and Terrance J. LYNCH came 2nd in the 10 & 11 Years Boys Siamese Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Came 3rd in the 11 Years Boys Running Race at the at the North Midlands Athletic Sports in Three Springs in 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1936 [0: image 03233]
Competed at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Athletic Sports Meeting at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Monday 29 March 1937 [5]
     Won the 10-12 Years Boys Running Race and came 3rd in the Under 14 All-Fours Race [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended and received a coronation medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     Won the Boys Sack Race and the 6 to 8 years Boys Tyre Race, and tied for 1st in the 9 to 11 Years Boys Alarm Race [5]
     He came 3rd in both the 11 Years Boys Running Race and the 12 to 15 Years Boys 220 Yards Race [5]
     Came 2nd in the 9 to 11 Years Ball & Spoon Race, and with Albert L. TURNER won the 9 to 11 Years Three Legged Race [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5: 14-May-1937]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia from 24 February 1940 until December 1942 [187]
Spent his school holidays at home in Carnamah in 1940 [0: image 03078]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1941 [0: image 03991]
After leaving school helped his mother and sister run their farm in Carnamah[P148]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 28 August 1943 [16]
Leading Aircraftman 441453 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 25 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 9 November 1945 [16]
Farmhand in Carnamah after the war [19]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1945 [0: image 04379]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1947 [0: image 04448]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1948-1971 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1949 and 1950 - played for Carnamah Country [0: image 04519] [4: 4-Mar-1950]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1949-1951 [0: image 04623] [7: page 197]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1953 and 1954[58]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1954 [0: image 04767]
Obtained the telephone in 1968 - was telephone number Carnamah-133 [60]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club - was Captain in 1970 [7: page 211]
Member of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade - was a Lieutenant in 1973 and 1974[100]
Later resided in the southern Perth coastal suburb of Rockingham [2]
Husband of Doris [P176]
Died 13 September 1986; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Lawn D, 272) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Charles Sharp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-charles-sharp [sources]




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