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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 11 May 1927 in North Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Son of William John PETHICK and Susan Alice BIRD [55]
Shifted with his parents to Winchester in the Carnamah district of Western Australia in April 1928 [P78]
Resided with his parents on Petan Farm in Winchester [P78]
Admitted as a student at the Winchester State School on 20 February 1933 [25]
Came 3rd in the 8 and 9 years Boy Sack Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Performed in the Winchester State School's Concert at the Winchester School on Saturday evening 14 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
     He recited "The Boy and The Beetle" and during the presentations was awarded the Special Prize for Most Progress [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
     Came 3rd in the 8-9 Years Boys Egg & Spoon Race, and with James A. WHITE came 3rd in the 8-9 Years Boys Siamese Race [5]
Member of the Winchester-Coorow Cricket Club in 1939-40 [4: 9-Mar-1940]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 [0: image 04006]
Following the death of his mother in October 1942 ran Petan Farm with his brother Ralph [P78] [0: image 02938]
Farmer of Petan Farm, Winchester in partnership with brother Ralph 1942-1951 [P78]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1944 and 1945 [0: images 04316 & 04585]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1947-1954 [58]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1949 [0: image 04519]
Assistant Steward of the Sheep section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1949 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1949-1954 [4: 10-Sep-1949 & 12-Jul-1954]
On 19 January 1951 held a clearing sale at Petan Farm to sell sheep, plant and machinery (having dissolved partnership) [0: image 04598]
Farmer of half of Petan Farm, Winchester 1951-1974 [P78]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1952 [13]
Telephone number Winchester-1 until 1953 and then telephone number Winchester-11 from 1954 to 1966 [60]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club - played for Carnamah Country in 1952-53 and Carnamah Blue 1953-54 [0: images 04704 & 04722]
Member of the Winchester Progress Association - was Secretary in 1954 and 1955[0: image 04786]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1957 and 1958 [4: 15-Mar-1957 & 21-Mar-1958]
Also the proprietor of a butchers chop in Coorow 1965-1972, which was run by his nephew Preston O. COUSINS [P78]
Sold his half of Petan Farm in Winchester in 1974 and moved to the coastal town of Leeman [P78]
Worked for 25 years in the cray-fishing industry [45]
Served on the Coorow Shire Council representing the Coastal Ward 1978-1984 [284]
Member of the Coastal Football Association [45]
Later shifted from Leeman to Green Head and eventually to Geraldton [P78]
Served on the Coorow Shire Council representing the Green Head Ward 1986-1988[284]
Foundation Member and later Life Member of the Green Head Golf Club - served as Secretary, Treasurer and Bar Manager [45]
Husband of Beryl [P78]
Father of Gloria, Susan, Jan and Trevor [45]
Died 11 May 2003; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah after a service at the Church of the Holy Apostle, Carnamah [45]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Keith Pethick' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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