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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John Guthrie WILSON

Farmer in Three Springs, Western Australia 1908-1912 [6] [19]
His farm was the 451 acre Lot 6 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area in Three Springs [44]
Played for the victorious Three Springs in a cricket match against Arrino on 5 January 1907 [31: 9-Jan-1907]
He was a Foundation Committee Member of the Kadathinni Cricket Club in Three Springs in 1909 [9: 20-Aug-1909]
Grew 150 acres of crop on his farm in 1910 [9: 17-Jun-1910]
     In 1910 grew Alpha and Sullivan's Early varieties of wheat - which both grew 5 feet 8 inches tall with well filled heads [9: 7-Oct-1910]
     His 1910 crop was "good and regular, and testified to the fertility of the soil, and to a good rainfall" in Three Springs [31: 7-Oct-1910]
     He was said to have had one of the best wheat crops in the Three Springs district in 1910, which was a crop of Sullivan's Early [31]
     The crop had been sown in May with 56 lbs. of super on virgin soil that had only recently been cleared of heavy timber [31: 7-Oct-1910]
     His crop was among those inspected when Samuel J. F. MOORE M.L.A. visited Three Springs on 30 September 1910 [9: 14-Oct-1910]
     Exhibited a sheaf of Sullivan's Early wheat at the Moora Agricultural Society's Annual Show in Moora in October 1910 [9: 28-Oct-1910]
Chaired a meeting in Three Springs on Saturday 18 June 1910, at which the Three Springs Football Club was formed [9: 1-Jul-1910]
Attended the Social hosted by Charlie and Winifred THOMAS at the schoolroom in Three Springs on 30 July 1910 [9: 12-Aug-1910]
Member of the Kadathinni Farmers & Progress Association in 1910 [9: 9-Sep-1910]
Foundation Vice President of the Three Springs Race Club in 1910 and 1911 [9: 23-Dec-1910]
Steward at the Three Springs Race Club's Inaugural Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Thursday 9 March 1911 [9: 10-Feb-1911]
In mid 1911 was appointed one of three trustees to make plans for the construction of an Agricultural Hall in Three Springs [9: 2-Jun-1911]
Helped organise a Concert & Dance in mid 1911, the proceeds of which went to the building of the local Agricultural Hall [9: 2-Jun-1911]
Played for the losing married men in a Married verses Single cricket match held in Three Springs on 4 February 1912 [9: 1-Mar-1912]
Member of the committee who had the Agricultural Hall built in Three Springs in 1912 [9: 12-Jul-1912]
     He was also one of 15 guarantors who covered the £300 debt to complete and furnish the new Agricultural Hall [9: 12-Jul-1912]
By mid 1912 he and his wife had left Three Springs and were living in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [44]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1912 [9: 22-Nov-1912]
Resided on Bridge Street in the Perth suburb of South Guildford in 1913 [50]
He appears to have retained his farm at Three Springs until about 1917 when ownership changed to Thomas TIERNEY of Walebing [44]
Father of Zoe [54] [225: 25-Aug-1913]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Guthrie Wilson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-guthrie-wilson [sources]




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