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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Gordon COLE

Born 28 June 1924 in West Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Fred" Frederick William COLE and Hilda Mabel GRILLETT [P33]
Shifted to Carnamah with his parents, sister Dorcas and brother Fred in late 1929 [P33]
Resided with his parents on Ginawarra Farm on the Bunjil-Carnamah Road in Carnamah [P33]
Attended the Billeroo State School at Billeroo, East Winchester [P33]
Won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 November 1936 as a "Dutch Boy" [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Received a demonstration of vegetable judging by judge Harold C. STACEY at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
     At the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 he won 1st prize for Collection of Fodder Plants in the Grain & Fodder section [5]
After leaving school worked on his mother's Ginawarra Farm and later ran it in partnership with his brother Fred [P33]
In 1948, in partnership with his brother Fred, extended Ginawarra Farm from 1,388 acres to just over 4,000 acres [P33]
     They purchased William CARMICHAEL's nearby 1,092 acre farm (Lot M1481 of Victoria Location 1938) [3]
     They also purchased O'GRADY Bros' 1,526 acre farm (Lots M1211 and M1466 of Victoria Locations 1938 and 2023) [3]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Farmed Ginawarra in partnership with his brother Fred as "Cole Bros" until 1952 and then ran the property himself [P33]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1952 and 1958[13]
Obtained the telephone in 1961 - was telephone number Carnamah East 201 [60]
In the 1970s sold the farm to the BOWMAN family, who renamed it Bowhill, and moved to Irwin [P33]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Baldivis [2]
Husband of Nancy [P33]
Father of Garry, Katrina, John, Wayne and Lance [P33]
Died 20 July 1985; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Rose Memorial) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gordon Cole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/gordon-cole [sources]




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