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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jim" / "Jamie" James Kinnear HEBITON

Born 22 March 1902 in Fremantle, Western Australia [15]
Son of James Kinnear HEBITON and Janet Cochran Malcolm BAIN [15]
Resided with his parents on Inverbeg Farm on the Kadathinni Agricultural Area in Three Springs [19] [44]
     Attended the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting held at the recreation ground in Three Springs on 17 March 1915 [10: 26-Mar-1915]
     Won the 10 to 12 Years Boys Running Race at the Annual Sports Meeting at Arrino on Easter Monday 1 April 1915 [10: 9-Apr-1915]
At the age of 16 years he joined the Locomotive branch of the Western Australian Government Railways [389]
     He worked in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction from 8 July 1918 but didn't return after taking leave on 11 October 1918 [389]
     Upon leaving the railways, he appears to have returned to Three Springs and worked on his father's Inverbeg Farm [10: 3-Jan-1919]
While harvesting his father's crop with a six horse team in December 1918 he saw a kangaroo going through the crop [10: 3-Jan-1919]
     He stopped the team, pulled out one of the horses, took after the kangaroo, caught it and took it home where he skinned it [10]
     His father asked him where the team was to which he replied "I clean forgot the team, but ain't he a blithering kangaroo" [10]
Farmer of Oldacres Farm in Three Springs [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Part of the Three Springs Kangaroo Hunting & Picnic Party of Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September 1922 [9: 15-Sep-1922]
Married Ruth COCKING in Perth in 1926 [66]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Won 1st prize for Sheaves of Wheat and both 1st and 2nd prizes for Wheat in the Grain & Fodder section of the Show [4]
With a sample of Comeback wheat he won the Strong White Wheat Championship at the Royal Show in Sydney in 1929 [4: 24-Aug-1929]
Won 2nd prize for a male Black Orpington in the Poultry section of the Forth Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
A sample of Ford and Florence wheat he grew was exhibited at the World Grain Show in Regina, Canada in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
His successes in wheat competitions was credited in 1933 as helping to keep Three Springs on the map [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Spent a number of days erecting the sheep yards for the Three Springs Agricultural Society's 1933 Annual Show [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Exhibited in the Farm & Dairy Produce and Grain & Fodder sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st prizes for Middle of Bacon and Green Wheat for Hay, and 2nd for Australian Strong White Wheat and Wheaten Hay [5]
Received the prize for the best Commonwealth grown Bushel of Wheat at the Royal Show in Perth in October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
     Also won a number of other prizes at the 1933 Royal Show, including The Sunday Times Cup for the best variety grown in WA [5]
Came in at 7th in the Royal Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition for Zone 1 in 1933 [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Won the Senator Lynch Cup for gaining the most points in the agricultural sections at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5]
     Awarded every prize in the Pig section, receiving both 1st and 2nd for Three Porkers, Three Baconers and Three Weaners [5]
     Won 1st and 2nd prizes for Bushel of Australian Strong White Wheat and Bushel of Australian Premium Strong White Wheat [5]
     Received 1st and 2nd for Champion Bushel of Wheat, 1st for Green Wheat for Grain, and 2nd for Wheat Meal [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Sold 33 suckers at 17/7, 14 suckers at 15/7 and 45 shorn lambs at 9/4 per head at the Midland Market in September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Purchased a new Sunshine 6 foot binder from local agent Oswald S. SOWERBY in September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Received 2nd prize for Merredin wheat for Zone 2 at the Royal Show in Perth in October 1935 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Winner of the Treasure Hunt during the party held at Mrs Edith E. ROWE's home in Arrino on 11 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Attended the demonstration of the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor on his father's farm in TS on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Sheep and Pig sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 10 September 1936 [5]
     Won 1st for three half-bred ewes for breeding export lambs which were "particularly choice ewes, being even, big and roomy" [5]
     In the Pig section he was Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Baconer suitable for export, and 2nd prize for Porker [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society 1936-1939 and also Finance Committee Member in 1937 [5]
     Vice President of the Three Springs Agricultural Society 1939-1948 [5: 1-May-1936, 25-Mar-1937, 23-Apr-1937] [262]
Exhibited in the Sheep, Wool and Grain & Fodder sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5]
     Won 1st prize for Five Fat Lambs, 1st for Wheaten Hay, 1st and 2nd for Crossbred Fleece, and 2nd for Oaten Hay [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Successfully exhibited wheat at the Perth Royal Show in Perth in early October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     For Zone 2 won 1st prize for Nabawa Wheat and 2nd prizes for Merredin Wheat and Australian Standard White Wheat [5]
With a plot of Merredin wheat he came 2nd in the Royal Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition for Zone 1 in 1936 [5]
    With the same plot he also came 2nd in the Three Springs Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Sold 33 lambs at 17/4 per head through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 21 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Sold 67 lambs through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on 21 July 1937 - 15 at 24/4, 19 at 23/10, 33 at 23/4 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [13]
     Won 1st for Australia Premier Wheat and early Australian Strong Wheat at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 April 1942 [16]
     Private WX27678 in the Australian Army's 108 IBG Ordnance Workshops during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 23 February 1944 [16]
Steward of the Grain and Fodder section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1947 [262]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant [2]
Father of Alisa June [39: 4-Jun-1927]
Died 17 December 1982; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (IC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 2, 109) [2]


From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 26 December 1929:
Country Towns and Districts - Three Springs and Mingenew - Cereal and Pastoral Wealth - People and Properties
"At the Sydney Royal Show this year Mr. J. K. Hebiton, Jnr., distinguished himself and advertised his district and State by carrying off the Commonwealth champion prize a bushel of strong white wheat. The successful variety was Comeback. Mr. Hebiton is successfully perpetuating the fame of the Hebiton family, for he has also won two "Sunday Times" cups. Mr. Hebiton is the eldest of two sons and he gained most of his agricultural experience from his father, although he attended the Narrogin Agricultural College for six months. He acquired his property, Oldacres, in 1926, after spending some time at Doodlakine. It consists of 444 acres of heavy chocolate loam and adjoins Inverbeg, his father's homestead property."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Kinnear Hebiton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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