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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Kevin Archibald BASTIAN

Born February 1915 [10: 16-Feb-1915]
Son of "Archie" Archibald BASTIAN and Myria Rogers BLIGHT [P112]
Married Alice May COLLYER in Perth in 1943 [19]
Farmer in Three Springs [19]
Very successfully exhibited in the Fifth Annual Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
     Won 1st and 2nd for Strong Wool Merino Fleeces and 1st for a Strong Wool Merino Ram's Fleece in the Wool section [5]
     Received 2nd for a Four Horse Team in the Horse section and in the Sheep section won five 1st and three 2nd prizes [5]
     In the Strong wool classes won 1st prizes for Merino Ram, WA bred Merino Ram, Merino Ewe and WA bred Merino Ewe [5]
     Won 2nd prizes for Pen of Three Strong Wool Merino Ewes, Merino Ram of Medium Wool and Merino Ewe of Medium Wool [5]
     Also won the Keamy Cup for the Best Pen of Three Merino Rams and won 1st prize for the Best Merino Ram in Show [5]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club 1933-1937 [5: 25-Aug-1933, 31-May-1935, 18-Jun-1937]
     In 1934 won the Three Springs Golf Club's Best Three Scores, Stroke Handicap Competition and Bogey Competition [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Exhibited in four sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
     Won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Clydesdale Mare and Pair of Farm Horses, and 1st prizes for Farm Mare and Farm Gelding [5]
     Also received 2nd prize for Four Horse Team and won the E. Hunt Trophy for gaining the most points in the Horse section [5]
     Awarded 1st and 2nd prizes for Strong Wool Merino Ram (any age) and WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ram (over 1½ years) [5]
     Won 1st and 2nd for Three WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ewes, and 2nd for Three WA bred Strong Wool Merino Rams [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for the Champion Merino Ram in Show, and received 2nd prize for Medium Wool Merino Ram [5]
     In the Wool section won 1st and 2nd for Two Strong Wool Merino Fleeces and 1st for Two Medium Wool Merino Fleeces, [5]
     and 2nd for Strong Wool Merino Ram's Fleece; and in the Farm & Dairy Produce section won 2nd for Pair of Dressed Fowls [5]
     Received the Padbury Cup for the second year in succession, for gaining the most points in the farm related sections [5]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1935-36 [5: 22-Dec-1933, 13-Dec-1935]
A severe storm that struck Three Springs on Sunday 14 January 1934 caused damage to his house [5: 19-Jan-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Groomsman at the wedding of his sister Gladys and Hugh F. MCKENZIE-MCHARG in Three Springs on 5 June 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Received 2nd prizes for Strong Wool and Medium Wool Merino Fleeces at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Exhibited in the Horse, Sheep, Wool and Poultry sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
     Won 1st and 2nd for Clydesdale Mare and Four Horse Team; 1st for Farm Mare and Pair Farm Horses; 2nd for Farm Gelding [5]
     In the Sheep section received 1st and 2nd for Strong Wool Merino Ram, 1st for Strong Wool Merino Ram over 1½ years, [5]
     2nd for WA bred Strong Wool Merino Ram, 2nd for Pen 3 Strong Wool Merino Rams, and 2nd for Medium Wool Merino Ewe [5]
     Among his prize winning exhibits in the Sheep section were both the Champion Ram and the Reserve Champion Ram [5]
     Won 1st prizes for a Medium Wool Merino Fleece and for Strong Wool Merino Fleece; and 2nd for a male Bronzewing Turkey [5]
     Received Senator Patrick J. LYNCH's trophy for gaining the most points in the farmer's sections of the show [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Won the L. Keamy Trophy for his sheep exhibits at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     Received 1st prizes for Ram under 2½ years and for Shown Ram, and 2nd prizes for Ewe over 1½ years and for Ram [5]
Exhibited in the Sheep, Wool and Farm & Dairy Produce sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5]
     Won 1st for Pen of Three Ewes & Ram over 1½ years, and 2nd for Full Mouth Strong Wool Merino Ewe with Lamb at Foot [5]
     Also received 2nd prizes for WA bred Medium Wool Merino Ewe, Dressed Fowls, and for One Strong Wool Merino Fleece [5]
     Awarded 1st for Two Medium Wool Merino Fleeces, and both 1st & 2nd for Two Strong Wool Merino Fleeces [5: 27-Sep-1935]
He was among those from Three Springs who travelled to Perth in October 1935 to attend the Royal Show [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
He was manpowered during the Second World War [P73]
Had the telephone connected to his home in 1954 or 1955, and was telephone number Three Springs-261 [60]
Later resided near Dongara [2]
Father of Moya, Helen, Graham and Ian [45]
Died 23 April 2002; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 4G, 8) [2]


From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Tuesday 16 February 1915:
Three Springs Notes
"Once again I joyfully splash ink on our best cloth, and record the arrival of another new settler. This time Mrs Bastian has presented Archie with a son and heir to carry on the farm after Archie has put in all the good money and hard work and licked it into a going concern."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kevin Archibald Bastian' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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