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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George William BREWER

Born 4 August 1918 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Charles Joseph Leslie BREWER and Florence Emily CLEAVER [14] [66]
Resided with his parents and sisters at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1928-1936 [4] [5]
Student at the Carnamah State School [4: 29-Mar-1931]
Later worked as a Striker in the Blacksmith's behind Ivan JOHNSON's garage at 17 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P6]
Along with George CLARK came 2nd in the Three Legged Race at the Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall in July 1929 dressed as a "Gipsy Boy" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Came 3rd in the 11-13 years Boys Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Won the Boys Bicycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Also won a 1st prize for Boys Handwork in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Came 3rd in the 10-12 years Running Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Boy Scouts in 1932 [4: 25-Jun-1932] [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Attended the first ever District Rally of Scouts and Cubs held at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
One of the three goal-kickers in a football match between the Carnamah and Three Springs State Schools on 16 July 1932 [5: 22-Jul-1932]
Competitor in John KENNY's Billiard Tournaments conducted within Mackie's Buildings in Carnamah in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933, 21-Jul-1933]
On Thursday 17 August 1933 he won the final of John KENNY's 2nd Billiard Tournament conducted in 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who competed against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1933-34 season [4: 9-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
With Colin STONE, Harold HARVEY, Jack MCLEAN and Norm REYNOLDS holidayed in Dongara in January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-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 Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club 1934-1937 [5: 11-May-1934, 31-May-1935, 29-May-1936, 28-Aug-1936, 21-May-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
A birthday party was held at the Carnamah Hotel for himself, Lou OLDFIELD and Colin STONE on 11 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
     At the Ball he was presented with the trophy for kicking the highest number of goals during the season (32 goals) [4: 3-Nov-1934]
Attended the surprise 19th birthday party given to Miss Nan DAVISON in Carnamah on 10 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Competed in the Three Springs verses Carnamah billiard contest held in Three Springs on Thursday 14 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Won the Football Kicking at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting at Centenary Park, Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Rifle Club's Opening Shoot for the 1935 season over the 200 yard range on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 in a group dressed as King's Bounty [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1935-36 - played for "Carnamah Blues"[5: 11-Oct-1935]
Along with his mother and sisters received a Public Farewell at the Carnamah Hall on Friday night 5 June 1936 [5: 5 & 12-Jun-1936]
Remained living in Carnamah after his mother and sisters left immediately following the Public Farewell [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Motored to Perth with Clifford A. F. SCHOLEFIELD on 26 June 1936, and they returned to Carnamah on 30 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Out of seven competitors he won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Hurry Scurry Bike Race on Sunday 18 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
In a "thrilling finish" he won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Hurry Scurry Bike Race on Sunday 6 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Worked for Ivan JOHNSON at the Farm Service Station at 17 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [5: 21-May-1937]
After a residence of nine years he left Carnamah on Monday 17 May 1937 and shifted to Perth [5: 21-May-1937]
Shifted to Waddy Forest in June 1937 to work for large scale pastoralist and farmer F. W. Gustav LIEBE [5: 25-Jun-1937]
Resided in East Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 24 August 1942 [16]
     Corporal WX29364 in the Australian Army's 28th Australian Infantry Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 February 1946 [16]
Married "Vi" Vida NORTHWOOD in Perth in 1948 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carine [2]
Father of Gayle, Lyn and Jo [45]
Died 30 January 2006; buried Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Perth WA (Erema Court, Plot 477) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George William Brewer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-william-brewer [sources]




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