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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ken" Kenneth Reid BYNDER

Born 10 January 1910 in Green Hills, Western Australia [P303]
Son of William Edward BYNDER and Catherine CALGARET [P303]
His mother was of Aboriginal, European and Chinese descent [239: Tree 11C]
Resided at the Benedictine Mission in New Norcia from 1914 to 1924 and was educated at the New Norcia Mission School [P303]
Shifted to Three Springs in the mid 1930s with Gertrude Maria PILKINGTON and resided at the Native Camp on Morawa Road [P303]
Initially worked in and around Three Springs as a Kangaroo Shooter [22] [P303]
He was living and working in Mingenew in 1936 [39: 15-Feb-1936]
In February 1936 both he and his father were sentenced to a month's imprisonment with hard labour [39: 15-Feb-1936] [86: 15-Feb-1936]
     Their offence was "having knowingly received intoxicating liquor contrary to the provisions of the Aborigines Act" [39]
     They refused to reveal how they obtained the alcohol and were both sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour [86]
He was provided with two bottles of wine by Albert F. RAMSAY on 2 May 1936 [39: 7-May-1936]
     It was illegal for Aboriginal people to receive alcohol and after some resistance, he was arrested for the offence [39]
     He went before the Police Court in Mingenew on 6 May 1936 and was sentenced to three months imprisonment [39]
Married "Gertie" Gertrude Maria PILKINGTON on 20 February 1937 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [P303]
Arrested on 6 August 1939 and later charged for disorderly conduct on Railway Avenue in Carnamah [22]
Farmhand for Harold NAIRN on Lakeview Farm in Three Springs 1941-1944 [P303]
Worked as a Shearer in and around Arrino, Three Springs, Carnamah and Coorow [P303]
Resided on NAIRN's Lakeview Farm 1941-1944 and then on GOOCH's farm one kilometre out of Three Springs 1944-1948 [P303]
From 1948 to 1964 lived at various places in Arrino, including the old Arrino schoolhouse [P303]
Farmhand for Lance and Walter DURACK in Arrino, and also worked shearing and breaking in horses [P303]
Member of the Arrino Football Club [P303]
In 1965 left Arrino and shifted to Carnamah [P303]
Resided at Lot 111 Parker Street in the Carnamah townsite 1965-1979 [24] [P303]
Railway worker in Carnamah from 1965 until his retirement [P303]
Passed away at the age of 69 years at the Marshall Park Nursing Home in the Perth suburb of Midland [24]
Father of Doris, Kathleen, Horace, Shirley, Kenneth, Eunice, Bernard, Beryl, Virginia, Lorraine, Michael and Elaine [P303]
Died 20 August 1979; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs, Western Australia (Catholic, Plot 131) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kenneth Reid Bynder' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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