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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Leo Vincent GREEN

Born 3 October 1903 in Dookie, Victoria, Australia [16]
Travelled to Western Australia with "Jack" John A. GILMOUR to inspect prospective farmland in February 1929 [P118]
     On 24 April 1929 took out a contract with the Midland Railway Company 2,000 acres of virgin land near Carnamah [27]
     The 2,000 acres was Lot M1797 of Victoria Location 2022 and cost £850, which he paid for by instalments over 18 years [27]
     Jack purchased the adjacent Lot M1798 - both their lots being on the south side of what is now Camac Road [27] [62]
     Returned to Victoria and prior to shifting to his lot he worked as a farmhand in Willenabrina, Victoria, Australia [50]
     Himself and "Jack" John A. GILMOUR left Victoria and shifted to their blocks near Carnamah in March 1931 [P118]
Farmer of Daldee Farm at Five Gums near Carnamah 1931-1945 [5: 21-Dec-1945] [61]
     Himself and "Jack" John A. GILMOUR farmed their blocks together for the first two years and then farmed independently [P118]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Accompanied by Lloyd and Dulcie FOSTER left Carnamah for Dowerin on Wednesday 15 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Married Dulcie Frances Muriel FOSTER on 1 September 1936 at the Methodist Church in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [5]
     They were married by Methodist Minister Rev. W. Stephen LEWIS of Morawa and formerly of Three Springs [5]
     His best man was Dulcie's brother Lloyd J. FOSTER [5: 4 & 18-Sep-1936]
     After the ceremony had their wedding breakfast with about 40 guests at the Leederville Hall, and then left for their honeymoon [5]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1936-37 and 1940-41 [89]
Secretary of the Five Gums School Committee in 1937, which was formed to push for the establishment of a school at Five Gums [278]
     He advised the Carnamah District Road Board that they had applied with the Minister of Education for a school [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Around 1940 had the telephone connected - was telephone number Carnamah-17U [60]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 [13]
Private in the local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Around November 1941 received a letter from a David WALSH of the city Lawrence in the United States [0: image 04050]
     David WALSH worked in the Arlington Mills and in the bottom of a bale of wool had found his address on a piece of paper [0]
     A copy of the letter was published in The North Midland Times newspaper on Friday 5 November 1941 [0]
On 27 April 1943 was ploughing on his Five Gums property when the main whipple-tree of his plough broke [12: 7-May-1943]
     The breakage caused his horses to come together and sensing a disaster he threw clear his son Neville who was with him [12]
     Unfortunately in throwing his son he fell under the discs of his plough giving him serious injuries [12]
     His horses became frightened by the happing and after circling five times ran over his son and over him a second time [12]
     He managed to clam and unyoke the horses before struggling with his son the three quarters of a mile home [12]
     On learning of the accident his neighbour Glen THREADGOLD rushed the pair to the hospital in Three Springs [12]
     He was found to have a compound fracture of the jaw, complicated fracture of the ribs and severe shock [12]
     His son Neville was not seriously injured; the Five Gums and Inering farmers rallied and planted his crop that year [12]
Sold his Daldee Farm at Five Gums near Carnamah to Donald R. CAMAC in late 1945 [P21]
On 18 January 1946 held a clearing sale to sell his livestock, horses, farm machinery and household effects [5: 21-Dec-1945]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]
Father of Neville, Alison and Gail [P4]
Died 7 July 1980; ashes interred Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Garden of Remembrance, A6, 177) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leo Vincent Green' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/leo-vincent-green [reference list]




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