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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" John Heur BRADSHAW

Born 17 February 1902 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [16]
Son of Harry BRADSHAW and Catherine WHITTLE [15]
Entered the service of the Education Department of Western Australia on 19 September 1917 [41]
School Monitor at the Gawlia State School at Gwalia on the WA goldfields 1917-1920 [41]
Head Teacher on Probation of the Tammin South State School in Tammin for three months of 1923 [41]
Head Teacher on Probation of the Morawa State School School in Morawa for the remainder of 1923 [41]
Married Olive Rosetta LEE in Perth in 1924 [66]
Temporary Head Teacher on Probation of the State School on Group Settlement No. 8 at Barronhurst in 1924 [41]
Head Teacher of the State School on Group Settlement No. 95 at Northcliffe in 1925 [41]
Head Teacher of the Bornholm State School at Bornholm, between Denmark and Albany, in 1926 and 1927 [41]
Head Teacher of the Lake Grace State School in Lake Grace 1928-1931 [41]
Head Teacher of the one-teacher Arrino State School in Arrino in 1932 and 1933, on an annual salary of £347/16/- [73]
     Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1932 and 1933 [5: 2-Sep-1932, 28-Jul-1933]
     Member of the Arrino Tennis Club - was Captain in 1932-33[5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Rendered first aid to 11 year old Graham HART after he was bitten by a snake in bush at Arrino on 31 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     Secretary of the North Midlands Football Association in 1933[5: 7-Jul-1933]
     During his time in Arrino he was very well liked by the students of the school and their parents [P2]
     He was said to have played cards a lot and into all hours of the night with several other card lovers in Arrino [P2]
Head Teacher of the Trayning State School in Trayning in 1934 and 1935 [41]
Head Teacher of the one-teacher Yandanooka State School in Yandanooka 1935-1939 [41]
     Member of the Mingenew Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
     Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 19-Jun-1936, 21-May-1937]
     Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1936-37 [5: 20-Nov-1936, 26-Feb-1937]
     Represented the Arrino Tennis Club in their lost cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club on 13 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
     Pallbearer at the funeral of Robert Walter CONNOLLY of Arrino at the Three Springs General Cemetery in 1938 [4: 30-Jul-1938]
Head Teacher of the Wellington Mill State School in Wellington Mill from 1939 to 1941 [41]
Arrived in Carnamah in February 1942 [0: image 02962]
     Temporary Head Teacher of the Carnamah State School in 1942, on an annual salary amounting to £436 [41]
     Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps in Carnamah in 1942 [16]
     Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1942 [0: image 04085]
Temporary Head Teacher of the Three Springs State School in Three Springs in 1943 and 1944 [5: 20-Nov-1942] [4: 3-Feb-1945] [41]
     Received an annual salary of £492 in 1943 and £497 in 1944, minus £39 during both years for rent [73]
     Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs from March 1943 to July 1943 [109]
     Speaker at the Farewell Social & Dance for Matron Jean R. CLEMESHA at the Three Springs Hall on 24 March 1944 [4: 1-Apr-1944]
     Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 July 1944 [96]
Temporary Head Teacher in 1945 and Head Teacher in early 1946 of the Coorow State School in Coorow [4: 3-Feb-1945] [41]
     For his year at Coorow in 1945 he was on an annual salary of £502 [73]
Head Teacher of the Bluff Point State School in Geraldton from 1 April 1946 and in 1947 [4: 30-Mar-1946]
Head Teacher of the Toodyay State School in 1948 and 1949 including long service leave from 1 February to 31 July 1949 [41]
Head Teacher at state schools at Corrigin in 1950, the Perth suburb of Jolimont 1951-1952 and North Collie in 1953 [41]
Head Teacher of the Bassendean State School in the Perth suburb of Bassendean 1954-1967 [41]
He was on long service leave from 24 June to 23 December 1954 and retired from teaching on 11 February 1967 [41]
Father of Donald and Yvonne [0: image 02952]
Died 20 April 1976; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Anglican, C, 78) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Heur Bradshaw' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2024 from [reference list]

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