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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jack BATTERSBY

Born 21 May 1926 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [P335]
Son of George BATTERSBY and Vera HARRY [P335]
Resided with his parents on Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
He was baptised at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on 20 June 1926 [84]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Coorow in July 1933 dressed as "Arabian Nights" [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Won 1st prize for a Pencil Drawing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Awarded 2nd for Best Boy Rider Under 14 Years in the Ring Events at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Student at the Coorow State School until leaving at the age of 14 to assist his very ill father on the farm [P335]
Farmhand on and later Farmer of Wattle Vale Farm in Coorow [P335]
Member of Winchester Tennis Club in 1945-46 [5: 14-Dec-1945]
Came 2nd in the Swerving Race and Flag Race in the Ring Events at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1946 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
Member of Coorow Tennis Club in 1946-47 [5: 28-Mar-1947]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1946-1951 [4: 7-Apr-1951 [150]
Steward of the Poultry section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
Along with Lloyd BOTHE and Bronte WALDECK he toured the south-west of WA by motorbike in February 1948 [5: 13-Feb-1948]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club 1949-1959 [4: 24-Jul-1959] [5: 4-Aug-1949]
Married "Pat" Patricia Vera LEADBITTER on 27 January 1951 at Saint Peter's in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [39: 27-Jan-1951]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers' Union of WA in 1951[4: 7-Apr-1951]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club 1951-1953 [0: image 04721] [4: 7-Apr-1951]
Founding Committee Member of the Coorow Pasture Improvement Group in 1954 [4: 18-Dec-1954]
Farmer in Coorow until at least 1970 [19]
Resided on the Midland Road in Coorow in 1976 [90]
Father of Stephen, Susan, Allan and Wayne [14]
Died 1 December 1976 in Coorow; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row G, Plot 5) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jack Battersby' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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