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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Neil" James Neilson SMITH

Born 13 January 1874 in Fords, South Australia [55]
Son of James Neilson SMITH and Isabella GRAHAM [55]
Married Isabella Gwendoline THOMSON in 1919 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Manager for his brother-in-law Frank F. WEAVER of Woopenatty Station in Arrino, Western Australia 1928-1938 [5: 3-May-1935] [6] [144]
Took over the management of Woopenatty Station in Arrino from Herbert B. FAWCETT during February 1928 [144]
He, his wife and their daughter Jean resided in a house on the east side of the Three Springs townsite [P2]
Secretary of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs 1929-1933[5: 14-Jul-1933] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
In 1933 the Three Springs Ratepayers & Citizens Association recommended him for appointment as a Justice of the Peace [5: 18-Aug-1933]
     He was made a Justice of the Peace for the Victoria Magisterial District in June 1934 [86: 16-Jun-1934]
     Served as a Justice of the Peace and Local Magistrate at the Three Springs Police Court in 1935 and 1936 [4: 19-Jan-1935, 6-Nov-1936]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Progress Association in 1933 [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Finalist in the Billiard Tournament conducted at Mr BROWNING's Billiard Saloon in Three Springs in 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Part of a deputation about a good road to the Coast that went before the Three Springs Road Board in September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club - was President in 1933-34 and Vice President in 1936-37 [5: 6-Oct-1933, 20-Oct-1933, 18-Sep-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1934, and Vice President in 1936 and 1937 [5: 18-May-1934, 10-Apr-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Member of the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade - was Treasurer in 1934-35 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Attended the Annual Ratepayers' Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board at 3 p.m. on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Attended the demonstration of the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor on J. K. HEBITON's farm in TS on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
He was the owner of a farm on Neebiu Road in Three Springs [5: 22-Jan-1937]
     In early 1937 the Three Springs Road Board cleared 66 chains of sandplain on Neebiu Road to provide access to his property [5]
     The clearing had become necessary after the neighbouring property was fenced as it then cut off past of the old road [5: 22-Jan-1937]
He, his wife and their daughter Jean were bid farewell at the tennis courts in Three Springs on Sunday 24 January 1937 [5]
     James J. HOUSE, Captain of the Three Springs Tennis Club, said they'd been good friends and hard workers for the Club [5]
     In response he said he was sorry to leave Three Springs as he had made a lot of friends who were hard to leave behind [5: 29-Jan-1937]
They left Three Springs and shifted to the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on Wednesday 27 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Resided at 6 Airlie Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [61]
Father of Jean [P2]
Died 8 June 1949; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Niche Wall, WF, 82) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Neilson Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-neilson-smith  [ sources ]




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