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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" John Thrower MCLEAN

Born 1 July 1902 in Townsville, Queensland, Australia [16]
Son of Mr and Mrs J. MCLEAN of Simper Street in the Perth suburb of Wembley Park[5: 20-Apr-1934]
Resided in Perth, Western Australia until shifting to Carnamah on Tuesday 16 January 1934 [5: 19-Jan-1934]
Truck Driver for the Vacuum Oil Company depot in Carnamah 1934-1937 [5: 19-Jan-1934, 6-Nov-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Later rose to the position of Superintendent-Driver of the Vacuum Oil Company depot in Carnamah [0: image 04129]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Married Doris Eva Jane GRANLAND on 2 April 1934 at the Methodist Church in Cottesloe [5: 20-Apr-1934]
     His best man at their wedding was a Mr J. TOMLINSON while bridesmaid was a Miss K. DALY [5]
     Their wedding reception was held at the home of Doris' mother in Cottesloe, after which they left Cottesloe by train [5]
He and his wife attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-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]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1934-1936 - was Secretary in 1935 [5: 24-Aug-1934, 3-May-1935, 15-May-1936]
     Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Committee Member and Vice Captain of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 and in 1937-38 when he played for Carnamah Blues [5: 5-Apr-1935, 24-Dec-1937]
Played the mouth organ at the Farewell Social to chemist Douglas WALDBY on 17 January 1935 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the Surprise Birthday Party given to Miss Nan DAVISON in Carnamah on 10 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Killed two snakes of about four feet six inches in length on the Arrino Road in Arrino during the second week of February 1935 [5]
     The North Midland Times newspaper reported the two snakes... "one was of the common brown variety while the other [5]
     would be described on "My Lady's Page" as wearing scales of shell pink tastefully tipped in brown, with head of black, [5]
     the combined colour scheme presenting a really beautiful autumnal effect" [5: 15-Feb-1935]
To celebrate the first wedding anniversary a number of their friends "dropped in" at their home on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5]
     He and his wife were taken by complete surprise but enjoyed the social evening of games, dancing and competitions [5]
     Among those present were Misses Mollie GALLAHER, Myra BASTIAN, Emily TURNER, Jessie WYLIE, Amy DYKE, [5]
     Doris BOOTH, Dorothy HOUSE, Elsie REAKES. and Messrs Andrew FITZGERALD, Roger CLARK, George CLARK, [5]
     Robert BRAYSHAW, Hugo BIERMANN, Harold HARVEY, Charlie KROSCHEL, Colin STONE and Rule WYLIE [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Uniting of Oddfellows Friendly Society (M.U.O.F.S.) in 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Master of Ceremonies at the M.U.O.F.S. Social of dancing, games and supper in Carnamah on Saturday 13 April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 19-Apr-1935, 17-Apr-1936]
     Trainer/Coach and Social Committee Member in 1935, and General and Social Committee Member in 1936 [5]
A busy bee to wash the Carnamah Football Club's guernseys and socks was held at his home on Sunday 16 June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
He and his wife hosted a party for the Carnamah Football Club at their home on Saturday evening 27 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
     The party raised £1/11/- to compensate the owner of a truck whose windscreen was broken at a football match in Carnamah [5]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
During September 1935 his parents spent a holiday staying with himself and his wife in Carnamah [5: 20 & 27-Sep-1935]
     His parents returned to Perth after receiving an urgent message about their ill daughter who was about to undergo an operation [5]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
He, his wife and their son accompanied about to be married Darcy W. LEITHHEAD to Perth on 9 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 29-May-1936, 14-May-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
During July 1936 he spent his annual holidays in Perth [5: 17-Jul-1936]
His father holidayed in Carnamah with himself and his wife during July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Seized his fire extinguisher and put out a fire that had become out of control in Mingenew on Tuesday 3 November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
     He had been unloading a quantity of drums when a fire lit around the Mingenew Hotel to burn off grass became out of control [5]
     The fire he put out had ignited a stand on which 30 drums of petrol and kerosene were sitting at Robert R. IRONSIDE's depot [5]
Played for "The Rest" of non cricketers who defeated the Carnamah Cricket Club's B team on Sunday 14 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Master of Ceremonies at the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
In 1937 received a certificate from the National Safety Council of Australia for having no blameworthy accidents in 12 months [5]
     The National Safety Council of Australia had been founded to encourage safe driving to reduce human suffering [5: 9-Apr-1937]
His mouth-organ duet with John CLARK won the main prize at the Community Concert in Carnamah on 11 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [489]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1939 and 1940 [0: images 03018 & 03907]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club - was the Supervising Stage Manager in addition to acting and singing [7: page 230]
In 1940 he was living in a house on Caron Street in Carnamah [0: image 03889]
Superintendent of the Vacuum Oil Depot in Carnamah in 1942 [0: image 04126]
In August 1942 was transferred to Moora WA [0: image 04129]
Member of the Moora Golf Club in 1946 [0: image 04403]
Later resided in the southern Perth suburb of Cooloongup [2]
Father of Desmond and Allan [0: images 03967]
Died 11 October 1993; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Thrower McLean' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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