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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jack Leipold TILLER

Born 10 November 1916 in Gwalia, Western Australia [16]
Resided in Kellerberrin until shifting to Carnamah on Saturday 14 April 1934[5: 20-Apr-1934]
Employed in Carnamah by local farmer and butcher Ernest C. ANDREWS in 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
     Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
     Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
     Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-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 Badminton Club in 1934 [5: 3-Aug-1934]
     Attended the Badminton Club Party at John and Doris MCLEAN's home in Carnamah on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Butcher in Nungarin from as early as 1938 [6] [50]
     Married Jean BUCHANAN in Perth in 1939 [66]
     Member of the Nungarin Badminton Club in 1939, and Captain in 1940 [39: 17-Jul-1939, 27-Mar-1940]
     Enlisted in the Australian Army in Nungarin on 14 April 1942[16]
          Private W75760 in the Australian Army's 15 Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     His weekly turnover at his butcher's shop in Nungarin 1951 was 30 sheep, four cattle and 250 pounds of pork [39: 8-Mar-1951]
          In 1951 his butcher's shop in Nungarin consisted of a refrigerator and diesel engine, cash register,[39: 8-Mar-1951]
          Bacon cutter, two sets of clock scales, power mincer with separate engine, and all butcher's utensils [39: 8-Mar-1951]
     He also owned an 817 acre farm half a mile southeast of Nungarin, which he ran stock on and had share-cropped [39: 8-Mar-1951]
          The farm was cleared, mostly of second class land, subdivided into six paddocks and boundary fenced with rabbit netting [39]
          He ran 200 sheep and 30 cattle on the property while 250 acres of wheat and 100 acres of oats were share-cropped [39]
          On the farm there was a slaughter house, yards and boilers; and  also pig sties capable of carrying 300 pigs [39]
          The farm received an average annual rainfall of 12 inches and an average crop yield of 14 bushels per acre [39]
          The farm had a jarrah weatherboard and asbestos house with four rooms, kitchen, bathroom, and side and front verandahs [39]
          Also on the farm was watered by a dam and the Goldfields Scheme, and also contained a galvanised iron cottage [39]
     In March 1951 he put his butcher's business including his farm up for sale for £8,000 walk in walk out [39: 8-Mar-1951]
          Presumably he didn't end up selling as he continued operating in Nungarin as a Butcher [50]
     In February 1953 he advertised that he had a situation vacant, with a house, for a Butcher/Slaughterman in Nungarin [39: 27-Feb-1953]
     Contributed £1 through the Nungarin Auxiliary of the Red Cross to the Red Cross Society's March Appeal in 1954 [39: 9-Apr-1954]
     Resided in Nungarin until at least 1980 [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Duncraig [2]
Died 9 April 1990; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (VC Section, Ground Niche, B, 32) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jack Leipold Tiller' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/jack-leipold-tiller  [ sources ]




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