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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


James John POWELL

Veterinary Surgeon in Carnamah 1933-1941 [4: 2-Dec-1933] [6]
Worked from the Carnamah Hotel in 1933, his telephone number being Carnamah-3 (the same number as the hotel) [4: 2-Dec-1933]
By December 1934 he was working from William B. SHERIDAN's Elder Smith & Co agency premises in Carnamah [4: 8-Dec-1934]
His business telephone number by this time was Carnamah-34 (the same number as Elder Smith & Co) [4: 8-Dec-1934]
In 1934 was residing at a room in the Carnamah Hotel [4: 15-Dec-1934]
Later worked from a stone building leased from Alfred E. NIND at 29 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P4]
By August 1936 he was at the stone premises in Macpherson Street and was telephone number Carnamah-19 [4: 29-Aug-1936] [60]
In 1936 was an agent for Evelyn Food Products for Horses, Cattle, Pigs and Sheep[5: 24-Apr-1936]
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society Society's Annual Shows 1933-1938 [5: 14-Jun-1935] [13]
After unseasonable rain and short green grass he was busy at Coorow treating cases of sand in horses in March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Was up late talking to Clarence RYAN at the Carnamah Hotel on 9 December 1934 when they heard an explosion [4: 15-Dec-1934]
    Looking out the window they saw a bright glow coming from S. L. HIDDEN's business and residential premises across the road [4]
    They immediately raised the alarm in the hotel and ran out onto the street and began waking up townspeople to help fight the fire [4]
    When he got as far as the Presbyterian Church he rang the Church bell to awake the town to come and help fight the fire [4]
    Although they were quick on the scene the building was beyond saving and was entirely burnt to the ground [4: 15-Dec-1934]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the birthday party for hotel licensee Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
He motored from Carnamah to Perth during the week before Christmas in 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
On 4 January 1937 reported to the Carnamah Police Station that when he arrived home he found the front door of his house open [88]
     Nothing was disarranged or missing and he suspected heavy wind possibly may have blown the door open [88]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah R.S.L. at the Lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 19 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
     Member of the Carnamah Sub-Branch of the Returned Soldiers League 1937-1940 [5: 22-Jan-1937] [52]
     He could be the James John POWELL who served in Western Australia's 6th Mounted Infantry Contingent in the Boer War [18]
While driving in the heat from Morawa to Perenjori he passed a man without a hat or water on Saturday 6 February 1936 [5]
     He stopped to talk to the well dressed man and soon discovered that he was walking along in a semi-conscious state [5]
     He took the man to the police station in Perenjori, and from there the man was conveyed to the Morawa Hospital for treatment [5]
     It was ascertained the man worked for Koolanooka farmer Cecil J. BAXTER, who was away on holidays at the time [5]
     The man fell from a haystack while collecting eggs, sustained slight concussion and had been wandering for about two days [5]
     Had he not discovered the man when he did it was believed he may well have perished in the heat [5: 12-Feb-1937]
With ticket 54 he won a supper cloth in a raffle at the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance on 17 April 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
On 21 June 1937 reported at the Carnamah Police Station that a horse was down and beyond human aid [88]
     The horse's owners were away and he sought legal permission to have the horse destroyed without their permission [88]
     Const. Maurice PLUNKETT inspected the horse and N. W. REYNOLDS JP was informed after which the horse was destroyed [88]
Member of the Carnamah Boxing Tournament Committee in 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
     Timekeeper at the Boxing Tournament held in Carnamah on Saturday evening 28 August 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Shows from 1937 to 1939 [150]
Honorary Veterinary Surgeon at the Carnamah Agricultural Society's Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 8 September 1938 [13]
In 1962 and 1964 he was working as a Veterinary Surgeon in Dongara [19]
He could be the James John POWELL, of Guildford, who passed away aged 92 years on 8 September 1973 [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James John Powell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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