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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Karl Derrick Lofton BROOK

Departed Calcutta, India on the Naringa and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 6 April 1928 [63]
Initially worked as a cleaner at a restaurant in Perth [P7]
By 1930 had settled in Carnamah where he was working as a Labourer [4] [19] for "Tony" Edgar H. BENTLEY [P7]
Member of the Inering Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Member of the Inering Tennis Club in 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932, 30-Sep-1932]
Won the High Jump at the "Gimlets" Annual Picnic on 18 September 1932 at Richard BATTY's farm in Carnamah [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for George AUNGER in Carnamah on Sunday 2 October 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Member of the East Carnamah Cricket Club in 1932-33 [5: 28-Oct-1932]
After the BENTLEY family purchased a farm of their own in Carnamah they couldn't afford to employ him [P7]
Farmhand for Cyril RAYNER on Minawaha Farm in Carnamah for about 12 months [P7]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 2-Nov-1934]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 7-Dec-1934, 25-Oct-1935]
Himself and Cyril RAYNER travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Thursday 7 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
71 years later his former employer Cyril RAYNER described him as Anglo Indian and as a "tall thin chap" [P7]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 6 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Played for the Carnamah District Cricket Association at Country Week Cricket in Perth during February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
On leaving Carnamah he shifted back to Perth and worked as a cleaner in the same restaurant he had formerly worked at [P7]
Died 5 July 1990 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia [289]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Karl Derrick Lofton Brook' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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