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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jim" James Leslie ADAMS

Born 25 April 1902 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Robert ADAMS and Elizabeth CLARK [54]
Farmer in Katunga, Victoria, Australia from as early as 1924 until 1928 [4: 10-Nov-1928] [50]
Married Edith Bronwyn PRITCHARD in September 1928 in Victoria, Australia [P212]
In September 1928 he purchased from GREEN Bros 820 acres of farmland at Billeroo, East Winchester for £4 an acre [81: 30-Sep-1928]
     Along with his wife Edith shifted to his farm in Winchester, Western Australia in 1928 [P212]
     The 820 acres was Lot M1220 of Victoria Location 1937 on the north side of Billeroo Road [3] [27] [62]
Farmer of Ewanmee Farm in Winchester 1928-1947 [P212] [453]
     Purchased a Holt tractor from Carnamah agent Rupert H. LAFFAN in March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
     In 1930, in addition to his own farm, he began leasing Ivan JOHNSON's 1,500 acre Avalon Farm in Winchester [P28]
     The 1,500 acres were Lots M1310 and M1432 of Victoria Location 2023 on the south side of the Winchester East Road [3] [62]
     Farmed both his own 820 acre property and Avalon Farm in Winchester 1930-1947 [P212]
     Resided on his own farm in 1928 and 1929 and then resided on Avalon Farm in Winchester 1930-1947 [P212]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance at the School Hall in Winchester on Saturday 10 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Final Season Dance held in Carnamah on 22 August 1929 [86: 31-Aug-1929]
     He and Nell NOTHEY won the Spot Light Dance while he and Arnold BIERMAN judged the Waltzing Competition [86]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Board of Management in 1929 [4: 26-Oct-1929]
On 12 November 1930 delivered the first load of wheat to the Railway Siding in Winchester for the 1930 harvest [4: 15-Nov-1930]
Joint Foundation Secretary of the committee that built the Billeroo School Hall in 1930 [4: 12-May-1952]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association 1930-1936 - was a Committee Member in 1930 [4: 22-Mar-1930] [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Member of Winchester's branch of the Primary Producers' Association - was Secretary in 1930 [4: 11-Oct-1930]
     Later a member of Carnamah's branch of the Primary Producers' Association, of which he was Secretary in 1932 [120: 13-Oct-1932]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
In 1932 was the owner of a Chevrolet truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with numberplate CA-279 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Member of the Billeroo Parents & Citizens Association in 1932 [4: 9-Jul-1932]
He and his wife attended the Euchre Party held at Billeroo on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 15-Jul-1932]
Among those who made a donation to the Carnamah Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them buy premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Won 1st and 2nd prizes for Merino Fleece of Medium Wool at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Also won two 2nd prizes for a Border Leicester Ram and Three Shorn Fat Wethers in the Sheep section of the 1932 show [5]
Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society - was a Financial Member 1932-1958 [5: 17-Nov-1933] [13]
     Vice President 1934 and 1937, Committee Member 1935-1937, President 1940-1946 and Vice Patron 1947-1963 [5: 22-Jan-1937] [58]
     He appears to have annually donated a trophy for the society's show every or most years during the 1930s [5: 28-May-1937] [13]
     Donated the trophy for Grain & Fodder in 1935, for Vegetables in 1938 and for Cookery in 1939 [39: 24-Aug-1933] [5: 28-May-1937] [13]
     Also made cash donations to the Society of £1/1/- in 1938, £1/1/- in 1939 and £1/11/6 in 1940 [13]
    He helped prepare the yards and shed at a busy bee on 21 August 1945 for the society's Victory Show [5: 31-Aug-1945]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club from 1932-33 until 1946-47 [5: 17-Mar-1933, 31-Aug-1934, 20-Aug-1937, 10-Jan-1947] [4: 29-Aug-1936]
     He was Captain from 1932-33 to 1937-38 and also President from 1934-35 to 1937-38 and in 1946-47 [5]
     Among those who donated a trophy for the Winchester Tennis Club's Annual Tournaments held over Easter in 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
     In early 1947 he donated £1/1/- to the Club's appeal for funds to cover the cost of resurfacing their tennis courts [5: 7-Feb-1947]
Attended and made a presentation at the social evening tendered to Nell NORTHEY in Winchester on 29 June 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Sold some of his sheep to Carnamah butcher W. Frederick LEE in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Successfully exhibited in the Sheep and Wool section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Won 1st prizes for Three Fat Merino Wethers, Two Ewes bred in the North Midlands and Three Fat Lambs Down Breed [5]
     His pen of Three Fat Merino Wethers were proclaimed the Most Outstanding Exhibit in the Sheep section [5]
     Received 1st prizes for Strong Wool Merino Fleeces and Medium Wool Merino Fleeces and 2nd for Fine Wool Merino Fleeces [5]
Came 3rd in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Inaugural Fallow Competition in 1933 [5: 9-Feb-1934, 13-Jul-1934]
Entered the Fat Lamb Marketing Competition held at the Midland Junction sale yards in Perth in 1933 [39: 24-Aug-1933]
    He received the second highest score of 85 points with 40 16-week old Southdown and Dorset Horn cross lambs [39]
On Friday afternoon 10 November 1933 delivered the first load of wheat to the Winchester Siding for the 1933 harvest [5: 17-Nov-1933]
     The wheat was Felix, was going about seven bags an acre, and had been grown from seed purchased from S. L. FOLLAND [5]
Underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Carnamah Private Hospital on Sunday 3 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
President of the Carnamah-Winchester-Coorow Tennis Association in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [4: 8-Sep-1934] [5: 29-Sep-1933, 6-Sep-1935]
     Winchester Delegate at meetings of the Tennis Association in 1935-36, 1936-37 and 1937-38 [5: 21-Aug-1936, 20-Aug-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
His father travelled from Victoria to Western Australia on the Karoola to stay with him in Winchester in July 1934 [5: 6-Jul-1934]
     Travelled to Perth in October 1934 to attend the Royal Show and to see his father embark for Victoria on the Westralia [5: 5-Oct-1934]
In July 1934 advertised in The North Midland Times his 10 disc Galston plough for sale for £12 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Received 2nd prize for a Southdown Ram in the Sheep section of the Coorow Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Steward of the Wool section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
     At the Show won Dalgety's Trophy for the best exhibit of Three Fat Lambs of Down Breed Suitable for Export [5: 14-Sep-1934]
     Won 1st for 3 Fat Merino Wethers, Southdown Ram, Commercial Value Merino Fleece; and 2nd for Fine Wool Merino Fleeces [5]
Put a notice in the local newspaper on 7 December 1934 that a black ewe and well grown lamb had stayed onto his farm [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Advertised in The North Midland Times on Friday 10 May 1935 that he had two calving cows for sale [5: 10-May-1935]
     They were a Red Poll cross in milk two weeks with a heifer calf for £4, and an excellent milker cow due to calf in June for £5 [5]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 9 August 1935, and was Worshipful Master in 1943 [96] [153]
In August 1935 sold 43 suckers at 20/4, 23 suckers 17/4, 9 ewes at 18/4 and 1 ewe at 21/10 through Westralian Farmers [5: 16-Aug-1935]
     In September sold 104 suckers (48 at 19/7, 22 at 15/10, 34 at 15/4), 2 shorn wethers at 14/- and 1 wether for 18/1 [5: 6 & 13-Sep-1935]
     In October sold 43 suckers (25 at 19/10 and 18 at 18/10 per head) through Westralian Farmers at the Midland Market [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Exhibited in the Sheep and Wool sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     Won prizes for Three Lambs Suitable for Export (1st), Three Fat First Cross Lambs (1st), and for Pen of Three Sheep (1st), [5]
     Border Leicester Ram (2nd), Three Fat Sheep (2nd), Strong Wool Merino Fleece (1st), Medium Wool Merino Fleece (1st), [5]
     Comeback Fleece (1st), and Border Leicester-Merino Cross Fleece (2nd); and as a result received Dalgety's Trophy [5]
A week later on 12 September 1935 exhibited in the Sheep and Wool sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     Won 1st prizes for Three Fat Merino Wethers and Border Leicester Ram; both 1st and 2nd for Crossbred Fleece; [5]
     and received two 2nd prizes for Three Fat Lambs of Down Breed and Two Strong Wool Merino Fleeces [5]
Yet another week later, on Thursday 19 September 1935, exhibited in the Sheep section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for two exhibits of "Pen of five fat lambs suitable for export" [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     For his exhibits received the President's Trophy for Fat Stock and Dalgety's Trophy for Fat Lambs [5]
Gave a recitation at the Winchester Parents & Citizens Association's Social & Dance in Winchester on 26 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Purchased Lot 27 of the Winchester townsite from the Midland Railway Company for £7 on 28 September 1935 [27]
     During the 1938-39 financial year transferred his Lot 27 in the Winchester townsite to the Carnamah District Road Board [3]
Travelled from Winchester to Perth by train on Monday 7 October 1935, and attended the Royal Show in Perth [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Purchased two Southdown rams at the sheep sales of the Royal Show in Perth in October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sold nine bales of wool at the Perth Wool Sale on 7 October 1935 - 4 bales at 15¼d., 4 at 14¼d. and 1 at 12d. per pound [5: 11-Oct-1935]
One of twelve who attended the Annual Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on 15 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1935-36 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Nominated and elected Manager for the Carnamah District Cricket Association's Country Week team in 1936 [5: 24 & 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Advertised in March 1936 that he had a four-burner Perfection oil stove with oven in good order for sale for £4/10/- [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Attended the public meeting on the question of Saturday Afternoon Closing in Carnamah on Thursday 19 March 1936 [5: 27-Mar-1936]
     The proposition was to replace the half-day holiday on Thursday afternoons with a half-day holiday on Saturday afternoons [5]
     The driving force was some of the local sporting bodies, who wished to play their organised sport on Saturday instead of Sunday [5]
     He was for sport on Saturday afternoons, as employees sometimes weren't fit for work on Monday after playing on Sunday [5]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Wrote to the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1936 with suggestions about the allotment of trophies for their sheep section [5]
     In his letter also tendered his appreciation for the assistance the stewards of the Society's sheep section had provided [5: 1-May-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for George & Ester MULLIGAN at Marathon Farm in Winchester on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Sold 266 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd with seven consignments to the Midland Market between June and December 1936 [5]
     The sheep comprised 125 lambs (17 at 21/4, 12 at 20/7, 3 at 17/4, 11 at 17/-, 37 shorn at 16/4, 32 at 16/4, 6 at 12/1, 7 at 12/-), [5]
     92 suckers (44 at 20/10, 15 at 20/1, 33 at 15/10), 24 hoggets (20 at 20/1, 4 at 18/4), 21 ewes (1 at 22/10, 20 at 14/4), [5]
     and 4 wethers at 33/7 per head [5: 19-Jun-1936, 28-Aug-1936, 4 & 18-Sep-1936, 2 & 23-Oct-1936, 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Sheep Demonstration held at the sheep yards on Dunester Farm in Carnamah on 12 August 1936 [5: 14-Aug-1936]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1936 [150]
Successfully exhibited in the Sheep and Wool sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
     In the Wool section received 1st prize for Border Leicester Merino Cross Fleece and 2nd prize for Medium Wool Merino Fleece [5]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Three First-Cross Fat Lambs in the Sheep section [5: 4 & 11-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Wool and Sheep sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prize for Three Fat Lambs, Down Breed, Suitable for Export - for which he received the Dalgety Trophy [5]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Two Merino Fleeces and for Crossbred Fleece, both judged for their commercial value [5]
     Won 2nd prize for Three Fat Merino Wethers - skins valued at 14/6, dressed weight of their carcasses estimated at 62 pounds [5]
     Won 2nd for Two Strong Wool Merino Fleeces, Border Leicester Ram, and Three Fat Long-Wool Lambs Suitable for Export [5]
     At the Show Ball received the Dalgety Trophy and the Patrick Trophy as the most successful exhibitor of the Wool section [5]
Sold four bales of wool at 13½d. per pound through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale on 5 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Sold 132 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd with three consignments to the Midland Market from June to August 1937 [5]
     61 suckers (28 at 24/1, 18 at 22/10, 15 at 22/4), 60 lambs (29 at 21/10, 18 at 20/7, 12 at 21/4, 1 at 17/10), [5]
     7 wethers (6 at 34/1, 1 at 13/7) and 4 ewes at 23/7 per head[5: 25-Jun-1937, 30-Jul-1937, 20-Aug-1937]
Spoke on behalf of the Winchester Tennis Club at the Social Evening tendered to Alice M. PETHICK on 26 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
In July 1937 his father, who lived at Numurkah in Victoria, arrived to spend a lengthy holiday with them in Winchester [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Extended a welcome to the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in WA when he visited Carnamah on 4 August 1937 [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Gave a recitation to the crowd of over 300 at the Community Concert at the Carnamah Hall on 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Sold lambs at the first ever sale of export lambs held along the Midland Railway on 19 August 1937 [86: 26-Aug-1937]
    The auction was of 1,000 lambs at Winchester, including 45 of his lambs which he sold for 25/3 per head [86: 26-Aug-1937]
Steward of the Sheep section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 9 September 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
     At the Show he won 1st prize for Southdown Ram and received 2nd prize for Three Fat Longwool Lambs Suitable for Export [5]
     In the Wool section he won 1st prizes for Crossbred Fleece and Merino Fleece Judged for Commercial Value [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Member of the Winchester and Billeroo grasshopper eradication committee in 1937[0: image 02876]
On 3 November 1937 delivered the first load of wheat to the Winchester railway siding for the 1937 harvest [0: image 03704]
Vice President of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1938 and 1939 [0: images 03778 & 03853]
Member of the Billeroo Bush Fire Brigade in 1939 [0: image 03024]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [489]
Obtained the telephone in 1939 - was telephone number Carnamah-9K from 1939 to 1947 [60]
Foundation Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1940 [0: image 03074]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 04014 & 04174]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
In 1942 he was made a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for the Victoria Magisterial District of Western Australia [86: 12-May-1942]
     As a local J.P. he presided as Magistrate over four cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court between 1944 and 1953 [22]
     The Carnamah Police Court dealt with cases for Carnamah, Winchester, Waddy Forest, Coorow, Marchagee and Gunyidi [22]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from 1943 to 1947 [5: 20-Jul-1945] [109]
He gave a recitation at Winchester Parents & Citizens' Community Concert & Barbecue held on 13 April 1945 [5: 27-Apr-1945]
    The event was held on the edge of the road near William ALLEN's Mi Blu Aven Farm south of Winchester [5: 27-Apr-1945]
Member of the Carnamah Bush Fire Brigade in 1944 [0: image 04590]
Rendered a vocal or instrumental item at the Victory in Europe Day Dance held in Carnamah on 9 May 1945 [5: 11-May-1945]
Said the prayer at the Thanksgiving Peace Celebrations at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 23 August 1945 [0: image 04356]
Exhibited across four section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show on 13 September 1945 [5: 21-Sep-1945]
     Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Border Leicester ram, 1st for Three Crossbred Eye Lambs and 2nd for Southdown ram [5]
     In Grain & Produce he was awarded both 1st and 2nd for Sheaf of Green Oats and 1st prize for Bushel of Two Row Barley [5]
     Won 1st for Swedes and 2nd for Carrots and Peas in the Vegetable section; and 2nd for Rhode Island Red Hen in Poultry [5]
He gave a speech at the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 9 March 1946 [5: 15-Mar-1946]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Louise GERSCH at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 24 March 1946 [5: 29-Mar-1946]
He offered the prayers at the "Victory Anzac Day" service held in Carnamah on 25 April 1946 [5: 17-May-1946]
Sent a floral tribute for the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Price Willis HUNT at the Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Won a raft of prizes for stock and produce at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
     In the Farmers' Class (i.e. not Stud Breeders) portion of the Sheep section he was awarded four 1st and three 2nd prizes
     Won 1st for Southdown Ram and 1st and 2nd for Border Leicester Ram, Three Crossbred Ewe Lambs and Three Fat Lambs [5]
     In other sections won 1st for White Leghorn Cock and White Oats and 2nd for White Leghorn Hen, Lettuce and White Turnips [5]
Member of Carnamah Golf Club in 1946 and 1947 [5: 31-May-1946, 20-Jun-1947]
During the 1940s was a pallbearer at the funerals of Gordon PERRY, William John PETHICK, [0] [4]
     John MCINTOSH, John Maurice HAIG and Thomas LAWSON at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah [0] [4]
Elected to the Management Board of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church on 6 April 1947 [5: 25-Apr-1947]
In 1947 ceased leasing Avalon Farm in Winchester [P212] and sold his own 820 acres in Winchester to John & Charles B. LAWSON [3]
Farmer in Waddy Forest 1947-1962 [3]
     In 1947 [P212] purchased 1,248 acres of farmland in Waddy Forest being Lot M1282 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
     His new property in Waddy Forest was previously owned by the late Price Willis HUNT, who had died in 1946 [3]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society [4: 5-Feb-1949, 7-Apr-1951, 21-Sep-1956]  [150]
     Committee Member in 1947 and 1951, Secretary in 1948, Secretary and Treasurer in 1949 and 1950, and President in 1956 [5] [150]
     Head Steward of the Sheep section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
     He was the Coorow-Waddy delegate at the Agricultural Societies' Northern Group Conference in 1949 [5: 24-Mar-1949]
     Part of a deputation from the society to the Carnamah District Road Board at the board's monthly meeting in May 1948 [39]
     The deputation was to request more seating at Maley Park in Coorow and a fence around the arena [39: 24-May-1948]
Contributed a musical items to the social for Madge & Verlie MILLARD, Margot HAIG and Valma WHITE on 5 July 1947 [5: 1-Aug-1947]
Member of Coorow Golf Club in 1947-1952 [4: 7-Apr-1951, 2-Aug-1952] [5: 25-Jul-1947, 23-Apr-1948, 14-Apr-1949]
     He was the Club's Auditor in 1948, Vice President and Auditor in 1949 and 1951, and President in 1952 [4] [5]
Exhibited in various sections of the 10th Annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 4 September 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Awarded three 1st prizes for Border Leicester Ram, Southdown Ram and Pen of Three Fat Lambs (1st Cross, in Wool) [5]
     In the Wool section won 1st for Two Crossbred Fleeces (Corriedale-Merino) and 2nd for Two Medium Wool Merino Fleeces [5]
     Received 1st for Australian Strong White Wheat, 1st for Bungalla Wheat and 2nd for Merredin Wheat in Grain & Fodder [5]
A week later he had similar successes in farmers' classes at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 11 September 1947 [5: 19-Sep-1947]
     Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Southdown Ram and for Three Crossbred Border Leicester ex Merino Ewe Lambs [5]
     Won 1st for Border Leicester Ram (also the Runner-up Champion Ram) and 2nd for mid-season Australian Strong Wheat [5]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Farmers' Union of WA 1947-1951 [5: 31-Oct-1947] [4: 18-Mar-1950, 7-Apr-1951]
Proposed the toast to "Absent Friends" at Bronte WALDECK's Coming of Age Party in Coorow on 2 January 1948 [5: 9-Jan-1948]
In February 1948 he and his wife spent a month's holiday in Victoria, leaving their son Bob in charge of the farm [5: 13-Feb-1948]
The Carnamah District Road Board made him 1st Lieutenant of the Coorow-Marchagee Bush Fire Brigade in 1948 [5: 2-Apr-1948]
Elected on 10 April 1948 to a committee formed to gain more information on building a church at Coorow [5: 16-Apr-1948]
Exhibited in the Farmers' Classes of the Sheep section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 11 September 1948 [5: 16-Sep-1948]
     Won 1st and 2nd for Southdown Ram, Border Leicester Ram and Three Crossbred Border Leicester ex Merino Ewe Lambs [5]
     Also received 1st (but no 2nd!) for Three Fat Shouthdown ex Crossbred Ewe Lambs suitable for export [5]
Days later he received prizes in the Sheep and Vegetable sections at the 11th Annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1948 [5]
     Won 1st and 2nd for Border Leicester Ram, Southdown Ram and Three Border Leicester-Merino Cross Ewe Lambs [5]
     Also received a 1st prize for Beetroot [5: 23-Sep-1948]
Member of Waddy Forest Tennis Club 1948-1951 [5: 18-Nov-1948] [4: 7-Apr-1951]
     In 1949 he came in as Runner-up of the Club's Gents Single Championship [5: 21-Apr-1949]
He was one of the directors of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-Operative Company Limited 1948-1956 [4: 19-Apr-1957] [5: 5-May-1949]
Contributed an entertainment item at the R.S.L. Smoke Social in Coorow for servicemen and others on 6 April 1949 [5: 14-Apr-1949]
Donated £5 towards the Silver Chain Hostel in Three Springs in 1949 [5: 19-May-1949]
Received prizes across four sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show held in Carnamah on 10 September 1949 [5: 15-Sep-1949]
     In the Sheep section received 1st and 2nd for Border Leicester Ram and Border Leicester ex Merino Ewes under six months [5]
     Also won 1st for Three Fat Southdown ex Crossbred Lamb Ewes weighing 68 to 76 pounds and 2nd for Southdown Ram [5]
     In other sections received 1st prizes for Bushel of White Oats and White Hen Eggs and a 2nd for Turnips [5]
Won the President's and S. A. Rudduck trophies at the 12th Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1949 [39: 16-Sep-1949]
Pallbearer at the funeral of former Winchester farmer Francis W. LONG at Donnybrook Cemetery on 26 August 1949 [435: 22-Sep-1949]
Foundation Member of Coorow Masonic Lodge [39: 17-Jul-1954] 
    In July 1954 he called for tenders for the erection of a cement brick Masonic Temple at Coorow [39: 17-Jul-1954]
Founding Committee Member of the Coorow Pasture Improvement Group in 1954 [4: 18-Dec-1954]
Judged the sheep section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in September 1956 [4: 14-Sep-1956]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Mora CHAPMAN of Latham on 13 March 1957 at the Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah [5: 15-Mar-1957]
During the 1961-62 financial year sold his farm in Waddy Forest, Lot M1282 of Victoria Location 2023, to MITCHELL Bros [2]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Doubleview [2]
Father of Bob and Ron [P212]
Died 15 February 1977; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5C, AJ, 2) [2]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 11 April 1947:
Carnamah Agricultural Society
"A large attendance of thirty members of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society, which was held at Carnamah on Saturday March 29 at 8:40 p.m... Prior to proceeding with the election of officers for the ensuing year, Mr J. L. Adams expressed his appreciation to the secretary and all other officials and committeemen for the assistance they had accorded him during his years of office as president of the society. He also thanked the Road Board employees for the work they had done on the Show Grounds, and the ladies for the excellent support they had afforded him and the society generally. He then nominated Mr David Bowman as president, and that gentleman was unanimously elected. In taking over the chair Mr Bowman made special reference to the excellent work carried out by Mr Adams during his four years’ presidency and moved that a motion be recorded in the minutes expressing the society's thanks and appreciation of the job done by Mr Adams, The motion was carried by acclamation."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Leslie Adams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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