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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Harry Christian GREENWOOD

Born 18 June 1911 in Southern Brook, Western Australia [22]
Son of George Netherwood GREENWOOD and "Dolly" Mary Florence Sarah BEARD [P141]
Resided with his parents on Brooklands Farm in Southern Brook until 1922 and then on Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
Educated at the Southern Brook State School, Waddy Forest State School and at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia [P141]
Boarding Student at Saint Ildephonsus College in New Norcia for two years beginning on 20 July 1926 [187]
After completing his schooling he worked on his father's Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest and also did local contract farming [P141]
Member of the Coorow Football Club 1928-1938 [5: 11-Aug-1933, 27-Apr-1934, 24-May-1935] [187]
     He was the "Fairest & Best" player of the Coorow Football Club in 1934, for which he received a Cup [5: 7-Jun-1935] [187]
     Received the Cup for being "Fairest & Best" at the Coorow Football Club's Annual Ball on Saturday 1 June 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
     Committee Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 10-Apr-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Member of the Waddy Forest Cricket Club in 1928-29 and 1930-31 [4: 2-Feb-1929, 6-Dec-1930]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 23-Feb-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1936-37 [5: 14-Dec-1934, 13-Nov-1936]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to Perth by car for an extended holiday on Friday 10 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
After spending a month long holiday in Perth and at the beach he returned to Waddy Forest on Monday 10 February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Member of the Waddy Forest Hall Committee - was Secretary in 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Parkin Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Played for the victorious Single Men in a cricket match against Married Men in Coorow on Sunday 6 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Returned to Waddy Forest on 4 March 1937 after spending a holiday at Tincurrin, about 60 kilometres east of Narrogin [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Played for the victorious Single Men in a cricket match against Married Men in Coorow on Sunday 11 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Received the Men's Handicap Singles trophy at the Waddy Forest Tennis Club's Presentation Dance in June 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Best man at the wedding of Albert E. MILES and his sister Mary E. GREENWOOD in Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
To his dissatisfaction he was man-powered to the land during the war and was unable to enlist in the Australian Army [P141]
Private W72065 in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Leased and in April 1948 purchased Manell Farm in Waddy Forest from his widowed aunt Mrs E. Maude W. GREENWOOD [3]
The farm was 1,031 acres and consisted of Victoria Location 879 (40 acres) and Lot M1302 of Victoria Location 2023 (991 acres) [3]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Coorow farmer George HUTCHCRAFT at the Winchester Cemetery on 28 January 1949 [5: 3-Feb-1949]
In 1950 he had a brick and tile house built at Manell on the site of the farm's original homestead [P141]
The new house was built by local builder E. Clive HUNTER, who built numerous houses in Coorow and Waddy Forest [P320]
Following the death of his father in 1950 he ran Maryland Farm and following his mother's death in 1968 he inherited the farm [P141]
Farmer of Manell and Maryland Farms in Waddy Forest [P141]
In 1982 he sold Manell Farm to Edgar W. FOWLER and sold Maryland Farm to his cousin's sons Donald and Arthur PATTON [P141]
Left Waddy Forest in 1982 and shifted to Watermans Bay in the Perth suburb of Waterman [P141]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Waterman until his death in 1990 [2]
Died 29 July 1990; buried Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Padbury WA (Acacia Court, 4406) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Christian Greenwood' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/harry-christian-greenwood [sources]




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