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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jasper William GREEN

Born 1888 in Prahran, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of William Jonas GREEN and Selina FLORENCE [15]
His father came from a pioneering family of Victoria, was a Cabinet Maker by trade and ran a large furniture business in Prahran [P297]
     Shifted with his parents and eight siblings from Victoria to Western Australia in 1898 [P297] or 1900 [388: 3-Sep-1927]
     His parents left owing to the disastrous land boom and depression that had occurred in Victoria [P297]
His father was an undertaker and partner with Arthur E. Davies & Co. at 9-13 Collie Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [6]
     Assisted his father in the funeral business, and later ran the business due to his father's ill-health [P297]
     Resided with his parents at 30 Collie Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [6]
In partnership he and his eldest brother "Sam" Samuel J. M. GREEN as "Green Bros" acquired land in Carnamah [P297]
     The Land Board approved their application for Victoria Locations 6430 and 6431 in Carnamah on 26 November 1911 [39: 27-Nov-1911]
     His brother resided on and worked their farmland in Carnamah while he visited and helped whenever he had any spare time [P297]
     According to electoral rolls their farm in Carnamah during Sam's time on the property was named Fernlea Farm [19]
     They also undertook large amounts of contract ploughing and seeding in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company [34] [P297]
Following his father's death at the age of 63 years in 1913 he continued running the funeral business in Fremantle [P297]
     Undertaker and Funeral Director with the firm Arthur E. Davies & Co. in Fremantle, and who also had a branch in Claremont [3] [6]
Due to running the business and helping support his younger siblings he was unable to take an active role on the Carnamah farm [P297]
     Resided at 30 Collie Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle 1914-1924 [6]
     Married Nellie GIBSON in Fremantle in 1923 [66]
     Resided at 121 Grant Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe from 1925 [6]
He and his brother Sam farmed in partnership as "Green Bros" in Carnamah until 1929 [P297]
     In November 1929 they leased their 4,650 acres in Carnamah to Frederick W. ROBERTS of Waddy Forest [4: 23-Nov-1929, 7-Dec-1929]
     On the dissolution of their partnership in 1929 he became the sole owner of their 4,650 acres in Carnamah [3] [P297]
     The 4,650 acres in Carnamah were Victoria Locations 2958, 2959, 3053, 3314, 3315, 3316, 3516, 6430, 6431, 7422 and 7423 [3]
     He also became the owner of their former butcher's shop at 16 Railway Avenue in the Carnamah townsite (Gov Lot 21) [3]
Absentee Farmer of Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah 1932-1967 [P297]
     From 1932 until 1949 he had his Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah managed, contract cropped and later share-cropped [P297]
     Employed "Ned" Edmund K. WELLS as resident manager of Bushy Park from 1932 until 1938 [P22]
     For a number of years had HAIG Bros of Winchester and Carnamah contract crop the property each year [P297]
     After HAIG Bros the farm was share-cropped by Albert E. GERSCH and then by Mervyn A. PERRY [P297]
     His Bushy Park Farm was managed by Arthur J. R. WATSON in 1942, and by David C. MILLER in 1947 [5: 13-Feb-1932] [19]
     In 1949 his son Bruce G. GREEN shifted to Carnamah to take over the management of his Bushy Park Farm [P297]
In 1931 he provided headquarters free of charge for the Carnamah Scout Troop and Cub Pack [4: 12-Dec-1931]
     The wooden building he provided was his and his brother's former butcher's shop at 16 Railway Avenue, Carnamah [3] [4]
     From 1936 onwards he provided both buildings at 16 Railway Avenue to be used as the first Police Station and quarters [P297]
     The wooden building, originally their butcher's shop, was the Police Station and the stone building was the police quarters [8: page 31]
     Sold his 16 Railway Avenue, Carnamah to William E. BARON of Carnamah during the 1949-50 financial year [3]
By 1932 he had purchased 9 Railway Avenue in the Carnamah townsite (Gov Lot 14)[3], on which he had a well and windmill [P7]
     During the 1940-41 financial year sold 9 Railway Avenue including its well and windmill to the Carnamah District Road Board [3]
Four members of the Carnamah Rifle Club enjoyed good sport and helped eradicate emus on his farm in August 1932 [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Sold five bales of wool through Westralian Farmers Ltd at 15½d. per pound in October 1933 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
In July 1934 purchased a consignment of Southdown rams from Angus A. N. MCGILP of Waddy Forest [5: 22-Jun-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Exhibited in the Sheep section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 6 September 1934 [5]
     Received 2nd prizes for Southdown Ram, Three Half-bred Ewes and Three Fat Lambs of Down Breed [5: 14-Sep-1934]
With a plot of Merredin wheat came 6th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50 acre crop competition in 1934 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 19-Apr-1935, 17-Apr-1936]
Himself and his wife were both members of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Sold 596 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd with six consignments to the Midland Market over July and August 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
     The 596 sheep consisted of 435 suckers (66 sold at 19/10, 65 at 18/10, 23 at 18/4, 22 at 17/10, 124 at 17/7, 38 at 17/-, [5]
     29 at 16/4, 10 at 16/1, 47 at 14/10, 1 at 14/-, and 10 at 12/- per head); 116 lambs (25 at 16/7, 51 at 15/10, and 40 at 15/4 [5]
     per head); and 45 ewes (2 at 16/10, 5 at 15/4, 2 at 15/1, and 36 at 10/7 per head) [5: 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30-Aug-1935]
Vice Patron 1935-1955 and Financial Member 1937-1958 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
     Donated a trophy to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society for their Annual Show on 9 September 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
     Donated a trophy for the Horse section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1938 and 1939 [13]
     In 1939 also donated £1/1/- cash to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13]
Attended the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
     Won 1st prize for Three Fat Lambs of Down Breed, and 2nd prize for Three Half Bred Ewes suitable for breeding export lambs [5]
     Received Dalgety's Trophy for the Best Pen of Export Lambs exhibited in the Sheep section of the Show [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Appealed with the Carnamah District Road Board against the valuation of his townsite lots in Carnamah in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     The Court of Appeal refused his appeal for a reduction on the assessed valuation in June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Sold four bales of wool at 15½d. and two bales at 14½d. per pound at the Wool Sale in Perth on 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold 90 suckers and lambs at 15/8 per head on 15 January 1936, and 60 at 14/10 per head on 5 February 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936, 7-Feb-1936]
He spent several days in Carnamah during May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Inaugural Committee Member of the North Midlands Registered Stud Stockbreeders Association in 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
     He was represented at meetings of the Association held in Carnamah by his manager Edmund K. WELLS [5: 22-May-1936]
Sold 90 suckers through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on 19 August 1936 - 75 at 23/10 and 15 at 22/10 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
    The next week sold another 90 suckers through Westralian Farmers Ltd - 77 at 21/10 and 13 at 17/4 per head [5: 28-Aug-1936]
    Sold 45 suckers at 22/7 per head through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on 2 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Farmer's Class portion of the Sheep section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prize for three fat long-wool lambs suitable for export, and 2nd for three fat down breed lambs suitable for export [5]
     His wife attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in marina satin [5]
Sold 21 bales of wool through Westralian Farmers Ltd in 1936 - 10 bales at 17d., 6 at 15¾d. and 5 at 12d. per pound [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Sold three head of cattle through Westralian Farmers Ltd on 11 November 1936 for £7/17/6, £5/12/6 and £4/12/6 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Accompanied by Inspector THREADGOLD of Perth he visited his Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah in December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Came 2nd in the Royal Agricultural Society's Perpetual Executors Export Lamb Competition in 1936 with 96 / 100 points [5: 11-Dec-1936]
He paid a visit to Carnamah during the second week of April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Along with his wife and two children holidayed on his farm in Carnamah during the May 1937 school holidays [5: 14-May-1937]
Sold 281 sheep through Westralian Farmers Ltd with four consignments to the Midland Market in 1937: [5: 18 & 25-Jun-1937, 2-Jul-1937]
     275 lambs (89 at 23/11, 56 at 20/10, 23 at 20/7, 91 at 20/5, 5 at 19/10, 11 at 17/7) and 6 suckers at 25/1 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Accompanied by Frank R. T. TEBBUTT he visited Carnamah over the second weekend of September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
In May 1940 spent his holidays accompanied by his wife and two children on hisBushy Park Farm in Carnamah [5: 24-May-1940]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1940, 1941 and 1942 [53]
Around 1940 had the telephone connected at Bushy Park - which was telephone number Carnamah-36U [60]
In early December 1940 was in Carnamah on a visit to his Bushy Park "stud property" [5: 6-Dec-1940]
Arrived in Carnamah in November 1941 to temporarily take over the management of his farm Bushy Park in Carnamah [5: 5-Dec-1941]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 20 July 1945 [96]
Farmed Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah in partnership with his son Bruce G. GREEN as "J. W. Green & Son" until 1967 [P133]
In 1967 sold his share of the Bushy Park Farm in Carnamah to his daughter-in-law Mrs "Betty" Elizabeth S. GREEN [P133]
Resided at 121 Grant Street and later at 123 Grant Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe until his death in 1980 [2] [6] [61]
Father of Bruce and Betty [P22]
Died 20 February 1980; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 24, 276) [2]
His wife Nellie passed away at the age of 83 years later in 1980 and her ashes were also interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery [2]


From The Truth newspaper, Saturday 3 September 1927:
Jasper Green
"Fremantle's greatest fortune is that so many of its biggest business men, spare time and energy from their personal affairs in the interests of the progress of their town. Few other slogans and so consistently proclaimed and so rigorously observed as is "Fremantle for Fremantleites" and it is very unwise for a visitor (and for the visitor's sake) to make a disparaging reference to anything pertaining to the port, within hearing of town champions. One of the youngest, and yet one of the best established of these town champions, is Jasper Green. Jasper, with his brothers, is Arthur E. Davies and Co., amongst the best known firm of funeral directors in the State. Born at Prahan, Victoria, in 1887, he came here in 1900, and except for a three years' residence in Perth he has lived at Fremantle ever since. His first job after leaving school was with a big warehouse, where he existed amongst ink, figures and ledgers for a little more than six years. Then in 1910 he got into his present business, which during the past seventeen years has grown out of all knowledge. At Carnamah the Green Bros. have extensive farming interests. They took up land 15 years ago, and are doing well with it. He is a keen football follower, and is connected with both the local clubs. About 15 years ago he was in the State champion life-saving team, and before he was married he was a shining light in Fremantle tennis circles, being in fact the caption of the old St. John's Club for several years."


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




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