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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"George" Gordon Henry BOYS

Born 8 November 1928 in West Midland, Western Australia [P462]
Son of "Charlie" Charles BOYS and "Rosie" Elva Rose Elizabeth TAMBLYN [P462]
He was educated at the Bluff Point State School in Geraldton [P462]
Before and after leaving school he worked on tomato gardens in Geraldton and then at Anderson's Dairy in Geraldton [P462]
Farmhand in Latham for Paddy WAITE [P462]
Farmhand for "Geoff" Geoffrey T. TREMLETT on Orana Farm in Latham for eight years from 1946 [P462]
     His employer Geoff became his mentor, friend and a great supporter [P462]
     While continuing to live on Geoff's farm he began sharefarming on neighbouring farms of the GREEN and MCDONALD families [P462]
Married Dorothy Ann DELANE on 2 April 1956 at Saint Joseph's Church in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [P462]
     They first met when his sister Shirley was courting Dorothy's brother Kevin DELANE (the two of them marrying in 1954) [66]
Farmer of Strathcona Farm in Carnamah, which he and his wife leased from Bertie and later Evania GALLEHAWK 1956-1962 [P462]
     They resided on Strathcona Farm, which they leased from Bertie W. GALLEHAWK and later from his wife Evania D. GALLEHAWK [P462]
     They felt as though they'd become big time farmers when they purchased their first three rams at a sale in Dowerin [P462]
     Also sharefarmed land on farms of Jack BACKMAN, Fred INGLE, Gordon MCDONALD, Harry GREEN and Tom STARCEVICH [P462]
     The arrangement with Fred INGLE was that he provided seed and super and they shared half the crop proceeds [P462]
     With the other four farmers they did the work clearing and rolling the land and in return were able to crop it for three years [P462]
Member of the Carnamah Catholic Church, Bunjil Tennis Club and Latham Tennis Club [P462]
They left Carnamah in early January 1963 after purchasing their own property in Ballidu [P462]
Farmer of Morialta Farm in Ballidu 1962-1994 [50]
Member of the Ballidu Tennis Tennis Club - played in the very successful pennant teams in the Mortlock Zone [P462]
Member of the Ballidu Golf Club - serving as President and Captain, and being named both Champion and later a Life Member [P462]
Resided in the coastal town of Cervantes 1994-1997 [P462]
Father of Sandra, Noel, Peter, Julie, Malcolm, Rodney and Craig [P462]
Died 3 September 1997; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn U, 208) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gordon Henry Boys' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 February 2024 from [reference list]

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