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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Tim" Leonard Robert BYGRAVE

Born 29 January 1906 in Northam, Western Australia [16]
Son of Henry William BYGRAVE and Maud Frances MINSON [39: 18-Dec-1937]
Grew up in Northam and resided there until shifting to Arrino in the late 1920s [P2]
Farmer in Arrino [19]
From 1934 to 1941 he was listed as a Farm Manager in Arrino [6]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Member of the Dudawa Tennis Club in 1928-29 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as a "Dudawa Cowboy" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1929-1936 - was Captain in 1932 [4: 24-Aug-1929] [5: 29-Jul-1932, 25-May-1934, 29-May-1936]
Returned to Arrino on Tuesday 4 February 1930 after a trip to Perth [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Broke a bone in his ankle during a football match against Carnamah on Sunday 17 July 1932 [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Best man at the wedding of Archie SMITH and his future sister-in-law Elvie CONNOLLY in Three Springs on 11 July 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 14-Dec-1934, 15-Nov-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Competed in the North Midland Districts Easter Tennis Tournament held in Mingenew on 20, 21 and 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Years Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Married Alma Ethel CONNOLLY in 1936 [P2]
After marrying he was on a property in the centre of Dudawa, East Arrino that had previously been owned by Peter MCKENNA [P2]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Private in Arrino's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War[16]
In the mid 1940s he ceased share-farming in the Arrino-Dudawa district after purchasing a farm in Dongara [P2]
Farmer in Dongara for at least the years 1947-1968, and resided in Dongara until his death in 1986 [2] [19]
Father of Hadyn [P121]
Died 10 November 1986; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leonard Robert Bygrave' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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