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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ken" Kenneth William BUSSENSCHUTT

Born 1 July 1910 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Son of William Ernest BUSSENSCHUTT and Eliza FREEMAN [55]
Married "Millicent" Emily Millicent PETHERICK in 1930 [66]
Farmer of Kadina Farm in Three Springs from 1933 until at least the 1950s[19]
Initially gave his address as "Inering," due to its proximity to the Inering Estate in Carnamah [4: 9-Dec-1933] [19]
Won 1st prize for Home Cured Ham at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In November 1933 purchased a new Sunshine A. L. 10 foot harvester from local dealer Oswald S. SOWERBY [5: 10-Nov-1933]
The local newspaper revealed on 9 February 1934 that there was a parcel for him at the railway goods shed in Carnamah [5: 9-Feb-1934]
His father spent a holiday with him in April 1934 before returning to Paskeville, South Australia [5: 13-Apr-1934]
In later June 1934 he and Archibald M. NIVEN left Carnamah for six weeks to go prospecting [5: 29-Jun-1934]
The two of them set off by truck for the goldfields at Mount Magnet and Wiluna, loaded with supplies and three drums of petrol [5]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1939, 1940 and from 1946 to 1952 [89]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs for 30 years, from 1943 to 1973 [109]
In February 1944 departed Three Springs to spend a holiday in South Australia[0: 11-Feb-1944]
Financial Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1946 and 1947 [262]
Had the telephone connected to his farmhouse around 1947 - was telephone number Three Springs-2342 [60]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Eliza A. AUNGER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 25 August 1949 [5: 1-Sep-1949]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 October 1949 [96]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1952 [13]
Played the piano at the Farewell Smoke Social for postmaster Jack ARMSTRONG in Three Springs on 12 March 1953 [4: 21-Mar-1953]
Served on the Three Springs Shire Council [P220]
During the 1950s shifted into a house in Railway Road in the Three Springs townsite [60]
His home in Railway Road was telephone number Three Springs-226 [60]
Later purchased Gregorfields Farm in Winchester from LEISHMAN Bros [P7], which was run by his son Jim [GF]
Resided in Three Springs until his death in 1973 [24]
Passed away at the age of 63 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Father of Richard, Jim and Connie [84] [P220]
Died 23 October 1973 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 59) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kenneth William Bussenschutt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/kenneth-william-bussenschutt  [ sources ]




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