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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Henry Christian Madsen BONNERUP

Born 7 April 1913 in Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia [16]
Son of Peter Madsen BONNERUP [P127]
At the age of four years shifted with his parents from Zeehan, Tasmania to Melbourne, Victoria Australia [P126]
Shifted with his parents to Western Australia in 1920 - resided in Nedlands 1920-1923 and South Perth 1923 onwards [P126]
Educated at the South Perth Primary School, Guildford Grammar School and Muresk Agricultural College [P126]
After leaving school he shifted to Carnamah to work on his father's farm in 1931 [P127]
Worked on the his father's Minjin Farm in Carnamah with his father's partner Hans HENNING-TVERMOES 1931-1934 [P127]
In 1934 took over the management of the farm, his father presumably dissolving his partnership with Hans [P127]
Farmer of Minjin Farm near Five Gums in Carnamah 1934-1946 [P127]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1935-36 until 1941-42 [5: 20-Mar-1936] [89]
     Served as a General Committee Member, Selection Committee Member or Grounds Committee Member 1936-37 to 1941-42 [89]
     Secretary-Treasurer 1936-37 to 1938-39, Vice Captain 1939-40 to 1940-41, and Captain in 1941-42 [89]
His parents holidayed with him in Carnamah during August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Attended the meeting at Five Gums on 10 March 1937 to discuss the establishment of a state school at Five Gums, Carnamah [278]
Married Beatrice Ellen PETHER on 6 January 1940 in South Perth WA [P127]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1939, 1941 and 1946 [13]
Private W71787 in Carnamah's Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War[16]
During the Second World a number of Italian Prisoners of War worked his father's farm in Carnamah [P127]
Played the piano and piano accordion at some of the socials and dances held in Carnamah [0: image 04223] [P127]
His father sold the farm in the 1946-47 financial year he shifted with his wife and daughters to the Perth suburb of Rivervale [P127]
While living in Rivervale cycled to Bayswater each day where he worked at the Cresco wool stores [P127]
Around 1952 began his own wheel repair business in Subiaco, later expanding into widening and modifying of all wheel types [P127]
Shifted to the Perth suburb of West Leederville in the mid 1950s and relocated to Mundaring in the Perth hills in the mid 1960s [P127]
Member of the Western Australian Amateur Cine Society (later WA Movie Makers) - was President and later a Life Member [P127]
For a number of years owned a few acres of land in Stoneville where he ran some sheep, cows and poddy calves [P127]
Retired from his wheel business in 1978 [P127]
He left Mundaring and shifted to the Merton Hostel in the Perth suburb of Bayswater in 1993 [P127]
Father of Helen, Mary, Susan and Julie [P127]
Died 2 September 1995 [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 5 October 1939:
Engagement
"The engagement is announced of Beatrice Ellen, youngest daughter of Mrs. Pether and the late H. J. Pether, formerly of South Perth, to Henry Bonnerup, of Carnamah, elder son of P. M. Bonnerup of the Esplanade, South Perth."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Henry Christian Madsen Bonnerup' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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