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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born C.1898 [2]
Farmer with his father of Woolton Grove Farm in Benjaberring near Wyalkatchem in 1916 [30: item 3213810]
Farmer in Koorda 1921-1936 [50]
Married Kathleen Violet HICKEY in Perth on 7 March 1925 [81: 22-Mar-1925]
Farmer of Elouera Farm in Koorda 1931-1936 [50]
Electrician and Proprietor of the Electric Supply Station in Three Springs 1936-1947 [5] [19]
     He'd purchased William A. ROGERS' Electric Supply Station in Three Springs in April 1936 [5: 10-Apr-1936]
     Dealt with all electrical requirements, charged batteries and serviced radios and radio valves [120: 15-Oct-1936]
     In connection with his power station he received a lighting concession from the Three Springs Road Board [5: 12-Jun-1936, 10-Jul-1936]
Per the concession he had to: provide an electric light service from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. in winter and 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. in summer [5]
     In addition to the overnight hours, he had to provide the service for a full day once a week for ironing purposes [5]
     The service had be available at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs whenever they required it [5]
     The most he could charge was 1/- per unit, however the least he could charge his consumers per month was 8/- [5]
     He had to supply the Three Springs Road Board at the same charge as his general consumers [5]
     He had to have the street lights in the Three Springs townsite alight at night until 12 p.m. unless there was a full moon [5]
Initially his wife and children stayed with relatives in Armadale as he had trouble securing a house in Three Springs [5: 24-Apr-1936]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 12-Jun-1936, 26-Feb-1937]
In mid 1936 obtained permission from the Road Board to extend his lighting service nine chains along Carter Street [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Advertised in October 1936 that he did tennis racket re-stringing at his Electric Supply Station in Three Springs [5: 16-Oct-1936]
The Three Springs Road Board signed and placed their seal upon a revised electric light concession on 20 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Illuminated the front of the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs with coloured lights for the Three Springs Road Board in May 1937 [5]
     The hall was lit up for Coronation Day, Wednesday 12 May 1937, and for two weeks thereafter [5: 14 & 21-May-1937]
     Coronation Day celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
In 1937 reconstructed Batyphone batteries "to a modern design including A.V.C." [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1937 and was Secretary in 1939 [5: 25-Mar-1937] [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of North Fremantle [2]
Died 2 May 1980; ashes buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, HA, 892) [2]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 10 April 1936:
A Business Change
"The Electric Supply Station at Three Springs changed hands recently, when Mr. L. J. Carter, late of Koorda, acquired the business from Mr. W. A. Rogers. Mr. Carter makes a speciality of wireless repairs and radio service, besides carrying a stock of electrical equipment. He is also keenly interested in sport and general community activities which should make him a decided asset to the district."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leslie John Carter / Hickey' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2024 from [reference list]

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