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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Joe" Joseph William BROWN

Born 26 March 1915 in Western Australia [24] [P124]
He was admitted to the Clontarf Boys Home in South Perth on 29 January 1923 [271]
Resided at the Clontarf Boys Home until 1929 when he and two other boys from the home went to Three Springs [P124]
Farmhand for Mrs Sara T. MALEY on Parakalia Farm in Three Springs from 1929 until her death in 1952 [P124]
He would rise each morning when it was still dark to milk the cows, and would then help with breakfast before the day's work [P124]
With money left to him by his late employer he purchased a property in Donnybrook [P2]
Dairy Farmer in Donnybrook 1952-1955 [P124]
He was assisted on his property in Donnybrook by Norman J. SHUTE and his former employer's niece Mrs Ethel M. M. SHUTE [P124]
The property was covered in bracken fern and was unsuccessful, so they left Donnybrook in shifted to Moora [P124]
Worked for KEAMY Bros in Moora before shifting back to Three Springs in 1957[P124]
Sharefarmer in Three Springs 1958-1962, and Labourer in Three Springs 1964 onwards [19]
Resided with the SHUTE family at 51 Williamson Street, Three Springs [19]
Later worked as a Fettler for the Midland Railway Company in Three Springs [P2]
Described as a little man with a big heart who was always willing to help a lending hand [P124]
Resided at 51 Williamson Street in Three Springs until his death in 1987 [24]
Passed away at the age of 72 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Died 25 August 1987; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 130) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joseph William Brown' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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