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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jim" James Arnold WHITE

Born 31 March 1927 in Perth, Western Australia [25]
Son of "Tom" Walter Thomas WHITE and Elsie Hilda WHITE [25] [19]
After being born in Perth he arrived with his mother to their home in Winchester by train on 6 May 1927 [4: 7-May-1927]
Resided with his parents on Rosedale Farm in Winchester [P433]
     Began his education at the Winchester State School on 20 February 1933 [25]
     Won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Awarded 1st prizes for Writing and Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 dressed as an "Elf" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
     Performed in the Winchester State School's Concert at the Winchester School on Saturday evening 14 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
     With Keith PETHICK came 3rd in the 8 & 9 Years Boys Siamese Race at the Inter-School Sports in Carnamah in 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Won 1st prizes for Handwork and a Pencil Drawing at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Farmer in Winchester, Carnamah and Coorow from leaving school until his death in 2013 [45]
     Resided on Rosedale Farm in Winchester [P433] and later on Melrose Farm in Coorow [19]
     On 24 February 1947 purchased Norman DOWDING's 922 acre farm in Winchester - Lot M1090 of Victoria Location 1938 [3]
     In partnership with his son Bruce purchased the late Howard H. CHAPPEL's farm in Winchester in November 1990 [100]
     CHAPPEL's farm was about 1,700 acres in size and consisted of Victoria Locations 2926, 2937, 2953, 3408, 3445 and 5565 [100]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 15 December 1950[96]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club from 1950-51 to 1957-58 [4: 9-Dec-1950, 21-Mar-1958]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1954 [4: 18-Dec-1954]
Obtained the telephone in 1959 - was telephone number Carnamah-6K [60]
Husband of Ruth [P176]
Father of Fae, Bruce and Denise [45]
Died 19 April 2013 [45]


From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 2 April 1927:
Births
"WHITE (nee Hilda Williams) - On March 31, at Miss Harvey's Private Hospital, Bulwer-street, Perth, to Mr and Mrs Tom White, of Rosedale, Winchester - a son. Both well."


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 7 May 1927:
Personal
"After a period of absence in the city, Mrs T. White of Winchester arrived home on Friday night with a bonny son. Friends welcomed both Mrs White and the 'new arrival' at the siding."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Arnold White' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-arnold-white [sources]




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