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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 30 April 1915 in Maitland, South Australia [55]
Son of "Tony" Edgar Henry BENTLEY and "Bea" Beatrice May WILLSHER [55]
Shifted with his parents from Maitland, South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia C.1926 [P139]
Resided in Carnamah with his parents on a farm belonging to FRANCIS Bros and then on a farm on the Inering Estate [P139]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Winchester School in Winchester on Saturday 31 August 1929 [4: 7-Sep-1929]
Member of the Inering Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Member of the Inering Tennis Club in 1932 [5: 29-Jul-1932, 30-Sep-1932]
Left Carnamah briefly in August 1932 and undertook the "Farmer's Winter Course" at Muresk Agricultural College [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for George AUNGER in Carnamah on Sunday 2 October 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Member of the East Carnamah Cricket Club in 1932-33 [5: 28-Oct-1932]
Resided with his parents on his mother's Maitland Farm in Carnamah 1933 onwards [P139]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 [4: 16-Dec-1933]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 15 February 1934 for a fortnights holidays [5: 16-Feb-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1934 and 1935 [5: 7-Sep-1934, 7-Sep-1935]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 2-Nov-1934]
Foundation Committee Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 24-Aug-1934, 20-Sep-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
Won the Handicap Cycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Represented the Carnamah District Cricket Association in a match against the North Midlands on 1 December 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
He and Cyril RAYNER returned to Carnamah on Saturday 1 February 1936 after spending a vacation in Perth [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Won the one mile cycling race at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Tuesday 17 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Played for the defeated "The Rest" in a cricket match against Carnamah in Coorow on Sunday 22 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
Came 3rd in the Men's Bike Race at the R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Competed as a Senior Rider in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Bike Races in Carnamah on Sundays in 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936, 2-Oct-1936]
     Most Successful Senior Rider in 1936 and won the Grand Aggregate Cup, Millar Trophy, Kenny Cup and Hertz Cup [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Won the Adult's Bike Race during half-time of the Carnamah Football Club's Scratch Match in Carnamah on 28 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
With a time of 3:45 he won the Two-Mile Open Handicap Cycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936]
At the Show Ball held on the evening of the show he was presented with a Cup donated by John A. KENNY for winning the race [5]
Won the Men's Handicap Bicycle Race at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Won the Cycle Race from Coorow to Carnamah as part of the Coorow Sports Meeting on Boxing Day 26 December 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
After an absence he was again a member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club until at least 1936-37 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
He and Arthur W. WATSON of Carnamah motored to Perth then sailed for South Australia in February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
     After an extended holiday in South Australia they arrived back in Carnamah on Saturday night 3 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Senior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
     To a great ovation himself and Arthur W. WATSON left Carnamah on 5 September 1937 to cycle down to Perth [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     They rode to Perth en route to take part in the Beverley Road Race on Saturday 11 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     After taking part in the Beverley to Perth road race they arrived back in Carnamah on Monday 13 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Married Leila Maud STIRK in Perth on 27 January 1940 [0: image 03048]
His best man at his wedding was Norman WATSON [0: image 03048]
Enlisted in the Australian Army in Carnamah on 28 January 1942 [16]
     Private W20494 in the Australian Army's 10th Garrison Battalion during part of the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 22 September 1942[16]
In 1943 purchased the 800 acre Victoria Location 6713 in Winchester, previously owned by Louis P. PARKER [3]
    The 800 acre block appears to have been resurveyed into 604 acre Victoria Location 6713 and 196 ace Victoria Location 9719 [3]
During the 1953-54 financial year purchased his mother's 2,504 acre Maitland Farm in Carnamah [3] [P139]
     The 2,504 acres consisted of Lots M1071, M1072, M1321 and a portion of M1073 of Victoria Location 1936 [3]
A previously unclassified wildflower was found by Charles CHAPMAN on Maitland and was registered as "Winchester Bells" [P175]
He was a very keen cyclist and would cycle to Perth to take part in competitions and then cycle home again [P175]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah farmer William Henry WATSON on 13 September 1948 at the Winchester Cemetery [0]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club 1949-1951 [0: images 04597 & 04519]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1958 [4: 21-Mar-1958]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1958 [4: 26-Sep-1958]
Sold his Maitland Farm in Carnamah to his son Wayne in early 1974 and shifted to the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda [P192]
Resided in the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda until his death in 1977 [2]
Father of Rex and Wayne [P192]
Died 11 December 1977; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Garden of Remembrance, EC, 16) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jack Bentley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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